Non Sequitur

24 August 2013 | Alameda
23 August 2013 | 119 NM NW of the Golden Gate Bridge
22 August 2013 | 11 miles NW of Cape Blanco
21 August 2013 | 11 miles NW of Cape Blanco
19 August 2013 | Coos Bay, Or
18 August 2013 | 37 miles NW Coos Bay
17 August 2013 | South Beach Marina Newport, Oregon
16 August 2013 | 45 miles from Newport Oregon
15 August 2013 | West entrance Strait of Juan de Fuca
15 August 2013 | Pacific Ocean southwest of Neah Bay
14 August 2013 | Neah Bay
05 August 2013 | Mackaye Harbor
05 August 2013 | Bedwell Harbour
04 August 2013 | Poet's Cove, Bedwell Harbour
29 July 2013 | Squirrel Cove
26 July 2013 | Waddington Harbour, Bute Inlet, BC
25 July 2013 | Waddington Harbour, Bute Inlet
24 July 2013 | Big Bay, Stuart Island, BC
23 July 2013 | Teakerne Arm
22 July 2013 | Teakerne Arm

Teakern Arm Day 2

23 July 2013 | Teakerne Arm
Day 2 of our time in Teakern Arm started with my waking early and trying to make some homemade Irish cream. After I felt I had created something tasty, I got impatient for Rachelle to wake up and have some in her coffee. So, I went back into the aft-cabin to wake her. As I entered, I looked down and on the floor of the aft cabin, next to the engine compartment, there was a small 1-2 tsp sized puddle of bright orange fluid. %@&*! So much for my easy morning....

I opened up the engine compartment and found under the engine, a puddle of several cups worth of more of the same, coolant. With Rachelle now awake,due to the string of expletives and colorful metaphors that I unleashed upon her slumber, we had breakfast. The Irish cream was met with approval.

After breakfast, Rachelle started the engine, and worked on assisting the Count of Monte Cristo with his delivery of justice while I watched and watched and watched the engine for this mystery leak. For an hour and a half. No leak. Cleaned up the coolant, changed the oil drip pads, tightened every hose clamp I could find, refilled the coolant, and closed everything back up. A morning of frustration. I know there is a problem, but can't identify it. Otherwise, the engine is running a little cool, but no other complaints. I will have to watch this for a couple days until I figure it out.

The coolant reservoir on this boat is located in the aft lazerette and in order to fill it, one must stand on ones head while pouring coolant upside down. Damned thing is ridiculous and whoever is responsible for its installation deserves to have his arms ripped off, and with them, be beaten about the head and shoulders.

Afterwards, we swam in the bay behind the boat and rinsed off in the waterfall while climbing under a rock that affords some protection from the pounding that one receives while playing in a waterfall. Not a bad way to recover the day... maybe the coolant reservoir installer can keep his arms....
Vessel Name: Non Sequitur
Vessel Make/Model: CS 34
Hailing Port: Seattle, WA, USA
Extra: SV Non Sequitur is a 1991, fiberglass constructed 34' sailboat made in Ontario, Canada. Originally a sloop rig, during our recent refit, we added a cutter stay and running backstays primarily for the storm-jib.
Non Sequitur's Photos - Main
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Created 5 August 2013
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Created 5 August 2013
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Our photos of the race on Hooked.
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Our 10 day sprint to Desolation Sound and back to Seattle
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