Boat Maintenance in Paradise
21 February 2012
Just so you don't think Cruising is all Cocktails on the beach, let me remind you that cuising is boat maintenance in exotic places! In the last few months we had to purchase 4 new house batteries$$. We had the water pump for the Perkins rebuilt and Steve picked up a backup as well$$. Just this month we needed both alternators rebuilt$$. Now the dingy leaks and we are working through the details of the warranty to get a new one shipped into St Thomas and now just yesterday the outboard for it decided it wants a new propeller$.
Oh, I forgot to mention the new mother board we purchased for the SSB only took care of part of the problem and we still needed to take it in for some new parts. Big $$ there.
Today we sanded and oiled the exterior teak and did two loads of laundry. Right now Steve is tearing the water maker apart.
So, you should all feel sorry for us and how hard life is in paradise! That is all for now, we have to go to Drinks and Appetizers on the beach for sunset with the rest of the Cruzateers!