On and on
18 June 2014 | Great Bridge, VA
We had a look around Belhaven. A nice little town on the ICW with old houses and some new ones. A lot of the old homes have been restored due to a hurricane a few years back and they are nice to see. It’s a sleepy little place kind of lost in time.
We moved up to the anchorage at the headwaters of the Pungo River to get ready to move on up to the boat yard where we are picking up the new sail track. In the morning I realized the alternator bracket had fractured again, although this time it was proximal to the spot where the alternator was bolted and fairly stable. We ran all day with it like that up to the anchorage at Buck Island. When I checked it there it had gotten more loosed so I reinforced it with another piece of bracket.
We were then able to get up to the Atlantic Yacht Basin in Chesapeake, VA, where the sail track was to be delivered. I called my engine guru at the American Diesel Corp and sent them pictures of the bracket, and they felt they had something that might work to replace it. I also had the local guys look at it and they have a shop that can build a new one. Hopefully between the two, we can get something that will work.
Meanwhile the new track is here and we were able to get it up and installed yesterday and it looks good. Nice and smooth, compared to the old one, and it went up without much trouble. The new brackets are supposed to be here today, so we’ll see how that goes. I’ll post the results in the next day or so.