I’m officially setting a long-term goal for myself: In 20 years, when my son and any future children we have are grown enough to be on their own, I’m going to hike the Appalachian Trail. The whole thing.
The weather was beautiful so we spent a day on the ICW looking for some fish and just cruising. It might be our last trip out for this year, as I’m going to be removing and rebuilding the engine soon!
As I stood in line to vote this morning with Tina, a new US citizen and first-time voter, she stated “In my country we didn’t have voting, we had genocide.” If that doesn’t make you proud to be American there’s something wrong with you. I am so happy to have been a part of that experience with her and share in her excitement. Good luck to all candidates and may the best man win!
Greetings from beautiful Palm Beach, FL once again!
Tina and I spent some quality family time in Daytona Beach over the weekend where we attempted to catch catfish, ate lots of food, and went cruising on Grace. This was especially exciting for me because after all the adventures I’ve had with them aboard Grace, I’ve never actually been out on the water on her.
So here’s our photo-journal of the weekend:
And here’s a video from Silvana of our trip aboard Grace:
And regardless of who you support, REMEMBER TO GO VOTE TOMORROW!
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I got the outdrive trim all fixed up and ready to go. It wasn’t all that difficult, and I suggest you dive right in and do the job yourself if you have a socket set and screwdrivers.
Both solenoids (up and down) are brand new and the wiring is all cleaned up. The outdrive now goes up and down right on command as it should. I’m ready to take her out for a test run but we’re heading to Daytona Beach again this weekend, so the test will have to wait until next weekend. Bummed, but excited for Daytona. Catfish dinner here we come!
Oh ya, by the way – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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I spent the weekend running down issues with the boat. I purchased a new double-size marine battery just to be sure we had full electrical power and she fired right up! I still couldn’t get the outdrive to raise though. After diagnosing the problem, I found the up-solenoid was dead. It’s funny how two issues came up at exactly the same time last week.
With a little bit of hot-wiring I was able to raise the outdrive. I purchased new up and down solenoids and I’ll install them this week sometime. The Raven will once again be sea-worthy…test run in two weeks!