Summer fun-boat rides and projects
With Klee Wyck sold, we are concentrating on Libra this Summer. The commute that formerly was from Seattle to Port Hadlock is now from Blaine to Port Hadlock. It is a little longer so the backup captain needs to cover nap time.
Projects checked off include the installation and electrical supply for a new crane that I had stumbled across at a backwoods outboard repair shop, and a homemade cradle fit to the tender from Klee Wyck, which is now safely ensconced atop Libra.
I had a minor and temporary overheat on the main this weekend. Best I can tell it was simply slippage of the belt drive high volume water pump that circulates the 100+ gallons of coolant from the keels. The coolant was not hot even though the engine was, and the generator that uses the same coolant supply did not over heat. It could have been a sticky thermostat but there was a little suspicious belt dust near the bulkhead so going with that theory. I had a spare belt on board so replaced the old one which did not show much wear but did have more deflection than I was comfortable with. I could not reproduce the high temp so fingers crossed....
More adventures ahead.