Don’t you hate a post that questions you?
So, water mixes well with…
Zoot Allures and me
But it doesn’t mix with oil!
Back up. Well, I’m back on the bread line but I’m not letting that keep me away from ol’ Zoot. Plus now it’s time for sharing. This past weekend was great fun. I had 2 lady friends aboard and my buddy boats (Alex and Kostas & Co.) also came to hang in Kalo Gialo. And we all had a fine time. Even Paula made me one of her “bad ass” cups of coffee…. it had been a long time. But the best part was the weather. It was wonderfully crappy! First sunny, then cloudy, then it rained, some times lightly, sometime heavily. Sunny, cloudy, sunny etc. The sky was amazing. The best part was the water. After it rained for an hour, the wind died, the sun came out and the sea was out of this world. The colour and the quality of the water was unbelievable! I just dived in and swam for an hour. No camera, not even my mask and snorkel(!) It was …. well, I have no way to describe it. Bliss. And the sky was an ongoing canvas of colours and excitement. Even the moon greeted us in the evening. And that’s how the weekend went.
And now the moment some of you have been waiting for. My transmission has a leak and cooling sea water in entering the oil and emulsifying!! And it’s been going on for 3 months! This has been a thorn in my side, a knot in my stomach all summer. And it’s going to be a huge pain in the ass to fix! Oil is to be “blondish” when new and the get black. Mine looks like cream custard just after half an hour of engine time! Ok, it cant be too bad. I pretty much extract as much as I put in (750ml), but it has been nerve racking, annoying and frankly, quite boring changing the oil after each passage. Yes, I’ve changed it more than 10 times and have gotten real good at it without spilling a drop! The good thing is that it got me home after 80 engine hours. Hopefully it’ll last a bit more ’till I haul out and have a lovely grease-monkey winter!
And on that note, I’ll leave you with this
ps…. Zoot Allures is so cleeeeaaan from the rain! And I am reluctant to go anywhere so to not mess her up with stinky mooring lines. But that’s silly. So this weekend, goin’ sailing! (methinkith)