The long wait is over!
24 June 2017 | Marina Palmira, La Paz
Pressure testing at Ernesto's shop
The tanks are done. Ernesto's estimate of 3 weeks turned into 5 1/2 weeks, but they look good. And we have enjoyed our time in La Paz but we are more than ready to get out of the marina and up to our favorite cruising grounds: the islands off Loreto.
We went out to his shop this morning to watch the pressure testing -- which went well -- and now he is delivering them as I write this. Hurray!
Today we will take care of some preparation projects that we couldn't do until we had the tanks in hand -- like tearing apart the floor again. Then tomorrow Terry will begin the installation -- getting them down thru the hatch and into the hole in the floor, then plumbing and securing them. Once they pass the final leak test when we fill them with diesel, he'll get to put the floor back together for hopefully the last time.
I expect it to go smoothly since Terry, unfortunately, has had lots of practice installing tanks this past year.
Let's hope the 3rd time's a charm!