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Monday Aug 22nd. De knoop is doorgehakt. A decision is made on the prop prob

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

My last hope for being able to use the remains of the folding propeller with the blades of another one for sale in Holland, were dashed this morning, when the dimensions turned out to be too far apart.

So, I am having the marina here check the shaft for proper allignment and if needed have a new shaft made up and then mount my spare fixed prop. I should be on my way again by the end of the week.

I finally have figured out how to get on line in the marina, from the boat. I was using the enter key after I put in the user name and password. I needed to use my mouse to hit the “ok” key. This saves the walk into town and the consumptions at the wireless cafes. I changed the oil for the first time on the new engine. So much easier, quicker and cleaner than on the old Renault. But the dip stick and the filter are torture to get at.

My neighbors with the floating stadium speakers are gone for the night, I hope, so that I can sleep without their parties that start at midnight, when they drag in their female catch for the night, and last till sun up.