|Hayden in the bilge, cleaning! Thanks, Radeen!|
- Flush and clean the bilge! Is the pump working and is the float switch working?
- Change fuel filters, primary 30 micron and secondary Yanmar
- Check transmission fluid and seal
- Replace sea water impeller
- Clean stainless steel with new product http://SpotlessStainless.com/
- Hit the pool for a swim
|Drop the starter to gain access to the impeller cover!|
After lunch, Radeen took on the job of using the new Spotless Stainless cleaner and sealer, treating every stanchion and the bow and stern pulpit. This stuff is FANTASTIC! She brushed on the foamy liquid with a one inch brush, let it set for 30 minutes and then hosed it off! After that, rust is removed, the stainless is sealed, and it SHINES like brand new! It took her 3 hours to do the entire boat, with no hand-rubbing and the stainless looks fabulous now.
After this, we decided to hit the marina pool and cool off as it has been hot and humid here in MD and we needed a dip. So off to the pool we went.
This fun day was wrapped up with a cocktail party on CAVU, an Island Packet 380, with good friends from IP-45 Elena Paige and IP-35 Eau de Vie. Then we all had a fun dinner at the Harbor Shack. We are so blessed and so lucky to live this cruising life and to share the adventure with great friends. "They" always say....it is not the cruising...but it is the friends you meet along the way that make it so memorable...We would have to agree!
|New impeller installed, this pump rotates clockwise so the fins lean left.|
|Handy tool...impeller puller, used to remove the impeller|
|Rusty stanchion base BEFORE Radeen cleaned it cleaning|
|Radeen working on the stainless with SpotlessStainless.com product|
|Brushing SpotlessStainless on with a foam brush|
|The same stanchion base after cleaning, all rust removed!|
|REWARD....let's hit the POOL....ahhhh!|