Look what happened last week
IT’S WINDY AS A MOTHER F&$%ER!!!
Plus a bit on the cold side and rainy. “So what” you may say. Well, I’m getting totally screwed work-wize so it’s kinda impossible to be with Zoot Allures which is 50km away. With this kind of wind anything could happen. Even if your mooring is new, safe and doubled, someone else, who isn’t as neurotic as me, could come crashing into you. The dock in Porto Rafti hasn’t got much protection and there also is the chance of your stern smashing into the concrete dock with sinking a probability. In such a GR economic crisis it would equal “the end” for ol’ Zoot. So THAT’S why I’m on the hard.
Plus I need my beauty sleep!
Since I’m getting the for-mentioned sleep, I’m spending the winter contemplating. I saw alotta wind last summer, but hey, it was summer time. Warm and long days… do-able. Plus I get to do projects at a lazy pace. I’ve just been going down to ol’ Zoot on Sundays. Activities are sponging out rain water and airing her out. While I’m at it, I dump a bucket of rain water into the bilge to work the pumps. I tried the manual one and, guess what… it doesn’t work. I worked on it when I first got the boat last year and knew the main diaphragm was expiring. It worked last spring but now it has expired. It is a diaphragm no more. It is an ex- diaphragm. This diaphragm has seized to exist!
Have I ever mentioned I have a low tolerance to the cold? I would love installing a little wood stove. A Sardine would be perfect. But with a price tag over 1k$ on the other side of the world… se ne pas possible mon ami. So I shall manage with some firebricks on the the old Optimus kero stove. In 15minutes those bricks are to hot to touch and stay that way for an hour. Still experimenting….
Capt “hard” Pete
ps… the previous post broke my 140hits/day record (the second post on buying Zoot Allures). I got 244! Since I barely average 15/day, I was pleasantly shocked! The hits were back to normal and suddenly yesterday I got 275!! Haven’t you people got anything better to do? What’s wrong with the human race?
pss…. thanks!…… my little snowflakes!