Who can leave this beautiful view?
14 May 2017 | Marina Palmira
Apparently not us!
Unfortunately it's not the lovely surroundings keeping us tied to the dock, but a problem with the new diesel tanks.
After Terry completed a great job of installing them he put some fuel in them and let it set for a day or so to check for leaks -- and all was well. Then he tested the engine and it all ran great! So he put the floor back together and started adding more fuel to fill the tanks..... and started seeing a slight trickle of fuel. Not good but probably just a fitting that needed tightening.
Checking all the fittings for the next day or so it was determined there were no leaks there...... but the light sheen of diesel continued to reappear! Yikes!
Soooo, it's back to the drawing board. He'll take them out next week so we can hopefully see where the leak is coming from. In the meantime we've contacted a local guy that makes steel tanks and he'll remake these for us.
Our planned departure (tomorrow) will be delayed by about a month for that to happen, which is disappointing as we were anxious to get out and enjoy the beautiful anchorages. But life here at the docks is good too, so we'll make the best of it. Plans are to get the dinghy in the water to enjoy some nearby snorkeling as well as use the car to travel to nearby beaches and towns.
When life gives you lemons you just make a great batch of lemonaid! 🍋