July 8. Saturday Evening Post

Written by Jack van Ommen on July 9th, 2011

With the help of Gigi (Georgio) mechanic aboard the tugboat at the floating crane and the electrician, Marian, with the shipbuilding project, I got the engine going again. There was some obstruction in the fuel system and Gigi, with a short piece of hose, while I hit the starter button and him blowing the hose at the injection pump, somehow got the system started again.

I finished installing the engine controls and maybe I need to take back my “Dutch moron” part out of yesterday’s blog. Because it now works better than the previous versions.

So, there is little else to keep me here, as much as I regret leaving the friends that I made here. I plan take the ferry to Swishtov and attend 10 o’clock R.C. mass again. Then I should be back at the boat by 4 p.m. and get on my way and anchor Sunday night.

Between 12 and fifteen men showed up at the farewell party invitation.  What a fine great group of men. I’ll treasure their memory for many years.

Most of them work on the construction of “Selene” the yacht being built for it’s owner. An amazing accomplishment. Only one of the men is a shipbuilder, Toma. He has been able to train the machinists, structural engineers, etc. of the pipe factory to build this aluminum yacht.  Next week it is supposed to be launched.

 

 

 

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