12 November 2019 | Ashley river - Charleston SC
06 November 2019 | Carolina Beach Mooring Field
05 November 2019 | Mile Hammock Bay (USMC)
03 November 2019 | bayboro NC
03 November 2019 | Bayboro NC (near New Bern)
22 October 2019 | Solomons MD
20 October 2019 | Weems creek Annapolis MD
18 October 2019 | Weems Creek = Annapolis MD
16 October 2019 | weems creek -- Annapolis MD
03 October 2019 | Catskill NY
21 September 2019 | new Hampshire & MA
09 September 2019 | MARINA
new fuel tank for diesel heater
26 September 2020
this is the arrangement for the new 10 liter fuel tank for the diesel heater.
it's mounted on the aft wall of the engine room... and spaced from the wall by aluminum angle brackets.... The fill nozzle is facing upward so it can be filled by opening the seat hatch above it...
Adding Diesel Heater to AB
26 September 2020 | Hudson River
Dean Perry | fall colors coming out more and more
Shown is the partially installed new diesel heater for the AB.
It's mounted on aluminum angle brackets; cut and bent to fit the angle of the coaming of the cockpit.
The space into which it fits is above the workbench, and 6 kw Generator... it fits wonderfully....
and ductwork (3" dia.) will direct heated air to the main salon.......
We still have to cut the exhaust hole in the side of the coaming for the diesel exhaust (double wall fitting); and pipe the hot exhaust... and then wrap the exhaust pipe with high temp insulation.... (just purchased from Amazon)...
Starting Blog adds for 2020 - 2021 season
24 September 2020
WELL.... we're starting to look at the blog entries for the 2020-2021 cruising season....
We're installing a new diesel heater in the AB engine room... to heat the boat, (just in case we don't make it all the way SOUTH in time to avoid the cold snaps)....
We'll keep watching the Bahamas notices with respect to the COVID restrictions... and see IF normal cruisers can put all the "ducks in a row" to enter the islands.....
anchor chain marking time again
14 September 2020
out of order.... but it's Anchor Chain Marking Time again.... (seasonal)....
This year we chose ALL YELLOW... industrial, Quick drying "YELLOW".... for all the markings (every 25 feet)....
The "yellow" and the RED seemed to hold up the best.... but RED is harder to SEE paying out over the bow roller, AT NIGHT !!!
SO... yellow it is...
Anchor had it's BLACK touched up too.... Not bad for a mornings work....
blow out vent lines for Fuel tanks
14 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
Dean Perry | Windy day today
Blowing out the vent lines (Scuba tank with air hose nozzle rig)
Re-marked anchor chain Back onboard early this morning, and Magma grille on aft deck cleaned and degreased.
Nothing in vent lines ( fuel tanks )
Cruiser friend (Paul from Minnesota ) coming over shortly with home made wine
Should be a nice afternoon.
BIG Time shopping and PICK UP DAY !!!
12 September 2020
After the raw water hoses were replaced on the Perkins 4236 (main engine); It was tested and passed... .YEAH !!!
The next day I ran the Northern Lights Generator (6 kW).... to keep that lubricated (upper end).... and to check out that side of the Battery Charger System....
Today (Saturday) was pick up day for the four scuba tanks....( needed Hydro / Visual /and AIR FILLs)... $$$$
But they all passed... so that was GOOD !!!
They were filling them this AM... so Susan and I ran most of the other errands ahead of our visit to the DIVE SHOP..... West Marine (stop for US and "second wind"....) then the PET STORE... for small pet bedding (ASPEN shavings)....; then Drug store (CVS in Scotia)... for prescriptions.... THEN..... FINALLY the Dive Shop....
SO.... Now everything is back on board AB... and we're about to leave for dinner with some fellow boaters.... (Zelkers)....
I think that with all the driving, and shopping today... tonight will be a short one....
More later. PIC shows only a small portion of the hoses that were changed.