We arrived in Stuart FL yesterday - on the east coast again. Norm promptly went to work with his head down in the bilge working on plumbing. It turns out that one of the blades in the impeller inside the mascerator had a hole in it, so wasn't able to move the waste out of the boat. The boat smelled like a sewer while being worked on, but is fine now. Luckly, or plannily, Norm had a spare mascerator. The old one will be rebuilt so that once again we will have a spare. Next up - what is that funny sound near the starboard engine? The mechanic figured out it was a problem with the alternator - a new one is on its way and will be installed on Saturday. So, all problems are at bay on Tide Hiker. We get to enjoy a few days at the lovely Sunset Bay marina over the Memorial Day weekend.
Had a great cocktail hour and dinner with friends who are also here - Joe Nekola on Sea Pearl, Nelson aboard Isolde, Nancy and Steve whom we just met aboard Salty Turtle. Ron and Charma were also with us last night, but left today to head back to Apollo Beach. It 's great to connect with them all again. Gotta go - time for cocktail hour at Sailor's Return.
Safety First - The Red Head crew always observes safety first whether we're cruising the waterways or the highways. Dylan and Dee Dee are always secured to the car seat...
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