Sunday, September 4, 2011

Atomic 4 Ready to Go Back In

I ordered the last couple of necessary gaskets from Moyer Marine last week, so we should be good to go to get everything back together and in Skylark. If the weather cooperates, it looks like Scott will be able to come mid-next week or so. He figures it will take about 2 days. The first day he will tackle the new gas tank and the wiring that needs to be redone in preparation for the engine. The second day, he will set-up the A-frame and lower the new engine back in place. I can only hopes it goes that smoothly but regardless, no matter how it goes, Scott will get the engine back in and running great. If there is one thing I know for sure, Scott does not give up. If you need further clarification, please see the entry, Morehead City, NC to Jacksonville, FL. :)

Needless to say I am excited. We are just now starting to see a slight change in the weather, so the engine will be ready just in time for the best sailing of the year. I have been able to work through all of the other tasks needed before the first sail, so hopefully, this is it.  YeeeHaaa. Well, except the bottom being cleaned. That needs to be done before the sea trials so it will happen soon. I am quite sure the prop looks like a bowling ball. The diver will have his hands full...

Does not include heel repair.
For all you Buffett fans out there, I came across a very useful bit of information the next time you "Blow out your flip flop, stepping on a pop top."  Thanks to whomever created this wonderful new invention. :)

More to come. I want to thank everyone who has been following along and bearing with the nonsense in preparation for the engine install and the horizon. I can only hope I will have more for you now that things are back in order. It's been fun, don't get me wrong, but it will be so nice sharing pics from the cockpit underway.