This picture shows Jim working on the very forward end of the propeller shaft. When he needed to access the dripless seal and cutlass housing he had to submerge his entire head and shoulders down into that hole.
|Cutlass bearing almost installed|
The cutlass bearing along with a brand new dripless shaft seal are now installed. Yippee!
We also found a deal on our new car. A like new 2010 AB RIB. This little dinghy is in nearly mint condition. We think it will be a perfect tender for our Island Packet 31. We plan to name it "The Ernie T" after Brenda's small and feisty late father Ernie Tresch. We know he will be beaming that oversized smile of his when he reads this.
Now we can start working on some fun projects like installing the Wave Rouge Wireless Antenna, wiring in the solar panels and finally getting the interior organized. But these projects will have to wait a day as the four of us are taking a day off to wander Ft. Myers. Tiki bars here we come!