24 March 2018 | Stringray Point Marina, Deltaville, Virginia
Our boat does not like to be left alone and, we are learning how mad Kokomo is. We splashed yesterday and tried to start the motor but found our battery bank was dead. Denny bought a small battery, hooked it up and she started right up. But when we looked in back to see if there was water coming out of the exhaust, there was not. Off with the motor and Denny started investigating. After a couple hours found the problem, started up again and it was fixed.
Being on the hard, the bilge pump was turned off, but the bilge was full of rain water. So I worked on draining it while Denny worked on the motor.
Denny tried to start the watermaker but found the filter cracked in the freeze. Guess we will be buying water for awhile.
Denny left early this morning from Deltaville, heading to Annapolis. It was 30 degrees with 20 knots of wind heading straight into the wind. He was feeling seasick but managed to get through it until he turned and it was much calmer. There is a small craft warning starting tonight, so instead of stopping in Solomon, he will continue all the way to Annapolis anchoring in the dark around 10 pm.
I really think Kokomo likes warmer weather and I'm sure once we really settle in, we will find more problems, but for now......
Life is good on Kokomo!