Sunday, November 01, 2009

Monarchs Found

Daytona Beach, FL

I was very happy to find an email this morning from SV Calypso. They report seeing monarchs almost every day. I'm very glad for that. The monarch migration may be delayed but it is happening.

We had a great time last night eating dinner with Kerry and Suzette. They are high school classmates. Kerry did a yeomans job over the years of tracking all alumni from FM class of 1962. All but only a handful are on his list.

This morning I repacked the stuffing box once again. In Deltaville I installed a so-called dripless stuffing box packing kit that I bought at West Marine. It has been a disaster. Never before has that packing dripped more than since I installed that kit. I Fernandina, I tightened it up, but to no avail. It was leaking about 2 gallons of water per hour!!!

I also cleaned the heat exchanger on the engine and changed the oil. We should be in good shape maintenance while for bit.

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