It's In The Mail
28 April 2012 | Marina El Cid, Mazatlan
As the old saying goes "it's in the mail". We tried to search for a rebuilt injector pump and couldn't find one. These things do not fail - except for operator error. Chip on Miss Teak up in Dana Point even tried to get one from the Yanmar dealer up there. All to no avail. We bit the bullet and had Total Yacht Works, the local Yanmar dealer working on our dilemma, order us a new one from the main Yanmar depot in Georgia. If we missed getting that one then we would have to order it from Japan and who knows how long that would have taken. It only costs $3000 (cough cough) so it is going to be a short season with us only being on the hook until we pull out in June. Well it got shipped to California Friday and sent by truck down here. It should only take another 5 days to get here. It has to go through customs in Guadalajara which can be a pain as things get "lost" for a time. Any way "it's in the mail".
In the meantime, sitting in the cockpit looking at spectacular sunsets could not be any better a place to be stuck in.