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Tuesday Tell-Tales.

Cruising isn’t all cervezas and sunshine. Honestly, it’s just as much (if not more) sweat-inducing, dirty, usually annoying, and never-ending boat chores. Bleh. My least favorite aspect of this lifestyle.

Soooooooooo after putting that out there…who wants to hear about our fun-filled boat project kind of weekend??? ;))


^^obligatory cute Oliver photo because, really, who wants to see any more crappy boat project photos.^^

We finally got to work fixing our faulty engine temperature gauge. Yup, the same one that broke waaaaaaaaaay back in Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas. Which was um like five months ago, but who’s counting?

Well, as if working on wires that are located in and around an insanely crammed tight engine compartment in extreme heat isn’t fun enough, it gets even better when a random engine hose starts spraying green coolant everywhere as you begin testing that temp gauge.


Looking on the bright side, we should really be thankful that this particular hose broke while we were working on something else…and, more importantly, while we had the engine compartment open at the time to even notice the coolant leaking. Honestly, if this had happened any other time, let’s say while motor-sailing away from the coast of Puerto Rico, it could have been totally devastating. Especially since our temperature gauge is still NOT functional. Blessing in disguise, I suppose.

But to fix this little hose issue we now need new hose, and of course Amazon won’t ship the hose we need to Puerto Rico. Figures. Guess we’ll have to find it elsewhere.

Oh, and did I mention that our bathroom sink/shower nozzle thingamajig also broke this weekend? I know. Just great. ;))

Thankfully, Amazon thinks it’s okay to ship faucets to Puerto Rico, so we’re in luck on this one. We’ll just keep brushing our teeth, washing our hands, and doing anything else we need to do at the kitchen sink instead until our replacement arrives. It’s like glorified camping around here. ;))

On a brighter note, we ordered ourselves a huge cheesy pizza that night because, really, who the heck wants to cook dinner after dealing with all of ^^that^^ nonsense. Let me just tell ya, the Claucamis pizza joint right here in little ole Puerto Real has killer pizza! And they deliver!!! We drowned our sorrows in a few slices of pepperoni and a beer or two.

We have more projects on the horizon so here’s to hoping this weekend’s series of events are not representative of what’s to come.

Happy Tuesday!

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Mark and Cindy - s/v Cream PuffOctober 7, 2014 - 9:47 pm

Yeah but, you can’t beat the view!

Mark and Cindy
s/v Cream Puff

Jennifer - s/v Luna SeaOctober 8, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Glad to hear that when we sail away we won’t miss out on the fun project stuff that we get to play with now… ._.

Seriously – glad you guys found the leak when you did! You’re right, it could’ve been so much worse!

LAHOWINDOctober 15, 2014 - 11:36 pm

That’s for sure! :) -Kim