|Vessel Name:||Indian Summer|
|Vessel Make/Model:||Cal 2-25|
|Hailing Port:||San Diego, California|
|About:||Sailing Indian Summer since 2014|
|Extra:||Indian Summer is kept in Mission Bay at the Bahia Resort.|
Photos Of Indian Summer's Motor, Yanmar YSB8. This little once cylinder diesel engine has been both very reliable and very worrisome. I'm always surprised when it starts, every time. First trouble started during delivery from Redondo Beach, King Harbor, to San Diego, the water pump came apart, the previous owner installed the pump pulley off center. Dick fixed it. The mixing elbow was also installed with what looked like super glue. Dick fixed that too. Eventually, it was replaced with new. For about a year, the engine would just stop running, even after new fuel, new filters, new injector, it still would stop running. Finally, after the 7th or 8th time of leaving me stranded, I tore out every fuel related component, gas tank, filters, hoses, both fuel pumps, injector and assy, and replaced everything with new. Haven't had a problem since. Although I did have to replace the throttle cable after that broke because of chafing.
Created 26 October 2016
Flying the asym in Mission Bay with Dick on the bow. Tabernacle Installed October 2015 at Shelter Island Boatyard Dick Hohol and Lee Follmer helped. Actually, Lee Folmer did most of the work, and supervision. The boatyard lifted and replaced the mast. Dick really helped with the electrical at the mast and the actual installation of the tabernacle. Did the whole thing in one day.
Created 26 October 2015
Cliff, the owner of Rainbow, Dave and I sailed from Hawaii to San Francisco. Typical day included rain, storms, 35 knot winds, and heavy seas. 21 days total. Two six hour shifts per day. Midnight to six am, then noon to Six. I could be wrong on the shift times, I didn't sleep much. I vowed to never do another ocean crossing after this trip. The two guys I went with were really great, fantastic people. This was probably the craziest three weeks of my life.
Created 17 June 2006