Daily maintenance – body and engine
As frequently happens, we awoke just before 6:00 AM today without an alarm to rouse us. Rebecca had just gotten out of bed and was in the galley, preparing breakfast number one (her pre-workout meal). I made my way out of our cabin shortly behind her but while she was out on the trampoline taking care of her body maintenance, I began my daily engine maintenance checks.
Since we took possession of the boat, I have begun a routine of checking the engine oil, gear oil and coolant levels of both Yanmar diesels, and also making similar checks on the built-in diesel generator. The results of these checks are being logged in an Excel spreadsheet and will be shared with the Moorings service people later this week. As we all expected, our “shakedown cruise” has revealed a few issues that will need to be tended to before we leave the area. We are all a bit antsy to get moving but these things to be taken care of before we head to St. Maarten.
Saildrive gear oil leak? That needs to be addressed!
On a positive note, Rebecca is enjoying her greatly expanded galley and has been keeping Michael and I well fed. Just look at all those nice healthy veggies. Thanks, Rebecca… we both appreciate all your hard work!