Looking back on our First day. We get to the marina and are ready to go to dinner. And I hear a funny sound. Funny sounds on a boat aren't funny. Open the engine compartment and the bilge pump is running but not sucking water. Dang.
Bad news is the impeller came off the end of the pump. Good news is we have a spare pump. Bad news is pump is located at the very bottom of the engine compartment because, of course, that is where it needs to be to pump out the water that shouldn't be there. Good news is Tim can do 99% of the work and only needs a small person's long arm for the very last 1%.
I am now a boat engine mechanic. I think I deserve a T-shirt.
First day, first challenge conquered.
Tim and I started our Great Loop Adventure on 9-10-2017 in Ottowa, Illinois. We put the boat on a trailer and drove 9 hours from our home in South Dakota to Heritage Harbor Marina in Ottowa to put her in the water. Tim's brother, Dan, drove the truck and trailer back to our house. Thanks Dan!