Sadie catching an afternoon nap after hiking and swimming.
BJ was so tired he passed out before reaching his bowl!!
Ginny making dinner in our spacious galley...
The next day we decided to head south east around Orcas Island and stop at Olga, WA for lunch and spend the night in West Bay. 20 minutes into our trip Duke taught me a valuable lesson as the engine overheating alarm sounded - it's never that easy. Crap. Out came the sails and back to Fossil Bay we drifted.
Today we tried a new tactic - Ginny was the brains armed with the engine manual, a marine diesel for dummies book and an iPad, Kevin was the muscle armed with a multitude of tools and a hodgepodge of spare parts from previous owners. Together we learned all about Duke's cooling system. We removed the raw water pump and replaced the impeller, changed both v-belts, pulled the thermostat and checked the mixing elbow. We couldn't find a problem... that's not good.... After putting Duke back together we crossed our fingers and fired him up... and he overheated.
So this is the raw water pump... Where does that impeller thingy go...
Our safe haven in Fossil Bay.
Now what. Where do we go for help. After studying the weather, currents and tides we decided to head for Bellingham or Anacortes for some mechanical help. But we'd have to leave by 0530 in order for the currents to help us. We'll make it....
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