December 14 to 19th
We had the fuel injector pump taken out first thing Monday morning and we jumped in our rental car and drove to Mobile Alabama; (a 3.5 hour drive). ( Here’s Mobile’s downtown from the road.)
We made a few wrong turns but arrived at the repair shop before 1:00. We left the pump and returned to Panama City. While we were away the starter and one alternator was removed for testing.
On Tuesday morning, it was decided that both alternators would be replaced, because they had been damaged by the overcharging. A new starboard starter was also needed, it had already been repaired twice during this trip , so it was time to replace it. At 10:00 we were informed that the injector would be ready by 3:00 so we drove back to Mobile to pick it up at Test Calibration.
They had said they would send it by bus,however with it being this close to Christmas there is no guarantee that it would make it back here for Wednesday. On Wednesday morning it was noticed that there wasn’t enough parts to reassemble the injector pump so it couldn’t be installed until the next day.
The installation was completed Thursday afternoon and everything was operational by 3:30.
Hopefully this concludes the Electrical Saga. Andy has a t-shirt that states that B.O.A.T. stands for break out another thousand, we did that plus for these repairs, but feel a lot more confident.
We are quite satisfied with the work done at Treasure Island.
You never want to stay a week at a marina because of breakdowns but the staff did everything in their power to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Special thanks to Tyler, Roland, John and Dave. Andy just got off the phone with Roland who was following up on how are day had gone.
We left this morning at 7:30 and travelled through East Bay
and then along the Wetappo Creek for 17 miles,
we then turned into the Gulf County Canal once we saw this sign.
and ended up in Port St. Joe at 1:30. we saw these fishing boats unloading at a processing plant in Port St. Joe.
We met up with Pat and Dick from Dream Catcher, whom we hope to cross the Gulf with in a few days if there is suitable weather window.
You mention the Shrimp boats. Now those are real trawlers, they probably think we are silly calling ours trawlers.
Good to see your on the move again. When do you expect to be in my area.
Good luck, Keith