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take two......

ok. we fixing an engine used to  be named    new blue.

 this engine  has had a big problem caused by  an injector pump.  …

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Added by zeehag on November 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

ohhhh kaaayyyyy...

ok...so we took the injector pump and lift pump and the  tranny oil heat exchanger to the shop today-  600 pesos  round trip---that is a lot of dough to   lug a part for rebuild. it is also   140 miles round trip--

 javier--the awesomest pump rebuilder in   mexico. mebbe also in western…

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Added by zeehag on August 21, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments

oil slicks and things that go stink in the night....

there i sa bit of my engine that has been missing for over 2000 miles--and i donot remember ever seeing it in place.  isnt something one would look for--is the  plug or cap to the  hole which is used to  adjust the engine.  could be for timing adjustments--i never had to have timing adjusted so i didnt think about the problem being something so simple.

  this is a small  plug or cap that covers a   little adjustment port on the…

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Added by zeehag on May 27, 2013 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

zihuatenejo!!!!

zihuatenejo is a  beautiful place.  seems all the  movies folks watch have some folks running away to zihuat--lol--is a gorgeous place with perfect weather.

the tourist  industry is  busy here, but in these days of bad market,  there are fewer tourists here.  seems  no one in world is  safe from this economic  downfalling.…

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Added by zeehag on December 19, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

REFITS AND BREAKAGE....AND CRUISING!!!!!

not mine, as i do my own work ....someone else does your refitting--you go to sea. it breaks..WHAT YE GONNA DO-- call someone while out there or do it yourself--or will ye make  the trip  return to where it was done and gripe about it not working??   seems to me many do the  latter bit--go back into the original port many miles backsliding from their destination to have original  do-er   redo the work. is ridiculous....why not do it yourself so it is done to your own…

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Added by zeehag on May 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

blogs, in general....

i find  many folks who write are  just that--WRITERS. i amnot that..i used to be , but time and  disabilities have   created  in me a  rather unique typo-ing  style.  folks complain about not being able to read my words--ok.  so i dont share many of  my  personal memories except as pictures.  …

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Added by zeehag on November 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

sea

i  sit here waiting to repair what broke and some other stuff as well, and i watch th swells of th sea ---   wanting to be there instead of in a harbor--- there is a peace in the ocean that does not exist  in harbor or on land.  there may be  storms and  seas and disrupted water, but there is a peace in htat.

 there are also fishies......

 

i am convinced i   should find a waterman as a mate, as opposed to any other kind of male ...  watermen know the sea and the ways…

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Added by zeehag on May 29, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

happy dance..LOL

was advised i need to make a happy daance here-- so  ---heeeeeere it is--LOL-

 we made mazatlan with 3 gal of diesel to   spare in tanage.>LOL..  made cabo in 60 kt winds which died to nothing by  time we fueled  and left there-- sooooooooooooooooooooo......am in mazatlan in   old harbor with a broken alternator bracket  and dirty tank-- both will be fixed soon, and   some woodwork needs to be effected,as th 60 kt winds   took off some caprail -- the decorative sternrail that bends…

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Added by zeehag on May 28, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

la noche de los banditos....

minding my own business, as usual, and   was a t a neighbors watching a yannie voices concert, eating pizza.. was awesome!  went home and got ready  for night--heard loudnessa nd disruptiveness......  was a panga with a rack on it loitering and calling out the neighbor immediately next door.   he was at work, and the  guys knew it, seems....that was 2345.

 at 2400, they returned-- i had just  gottn into my  bed--AGAIN-- with lights out and  quilt almost to myneck,  same engine…

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Added by zeehag on April 21, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

omens and weirdnesses at sea...LOL

we were minding our p's and q's,  as we  raised the mizzen in  sd, it was already ripped---  was not  ripped   when  inspected at dock....strange..number one...

 we  sailed on th e prefrontal winds  as far as salsipuedes, then , as one…

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Added by zeehag on April 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

myn boat.....pix and words....

these pictures reflect solitary bird as she was purchased by the previous owner...in 2004. same year i bought my ericson but a few mos later into the year--ericson was june, formosa oct.....she was brought from santa barbara to san diego at once and placed on mooring in coronado, right next door to my ericson, on which i resided at the time-- he would say hi to me as i rescued bird when she broke loose from moorings once long ago----helped him thru some times and he reciprocated--now i own his… Continue

Added by zeehag on January 28, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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