Three big ones
24 February 2011 | Puerto Vallarta
Tracy...still sunny and clear
Yesterday was a really busy one for us. We started by replacing the yaw arm on the Duogen wind/water generator. It required a lot of unscrewing screws over the dark murky depths here at the marina. Bill passed his dexterity test with that task and we now have a perfectly straight yaw arm. Yeah!!!
Immediately after finishing the Duogen task we started on the forestay/roller furling problem...remember on Christmas Day we discovered that the feed extrusion had ripped nearly all the way around. The correct parts arrived on the truck from "Far Fetched" had brought down from Tucson. Hooray, they were the correct parts so we dove in to fix the problem. One hang up though, we have Hayn Hi Mod fittings so we had to remove the fitting on the end of the forestay to get the old parts off and install the new. Well, an hour later after blow torching the goo out of the fitting and using a wrench as a hammer we did get the Hi Mod fitting off. Unfortunately, using the wrench buggered the threads of the fitting. No one in PV carries Hayn fitting to replace it, so plan B was to get the local yacht service to retap it for us, which he did and returned it to us first thing in the morning. We made quick work of getting the new parts onto the forestay and replacing the Hi Mod fitting and reattaching the forestay to the deck of the boat. Two down...
After lunch Bill attached the new 90' of chain to the existing length and had it washed and put back into the anchor locker.
At 3:00 p.m. we met Paul and Karen from Gigi at the Yacht Club and had two speakers at the PPJ seminar.
Needless to say, we both slept really well last night!