Thursday Oct 21. A rough day

Written by Jack van Ommen on October 21st, 2010

During the night that nasty wind across the Danube came up. It blew the clouds away and it was sunny. But the rest I could have done without. I had a constant fear that the anchor would break lose. It blew a good 30 knots, white caps, and like sitting on a Rodeo bull. I had to muster up more fenders. And it was difficult to concentrate on the engine job. And it did not go well at all. But at the end of the day I am a few steps further after taken a bunch backwards. When I thought I had everything lined up, to mate with the propeller shaft and fastened the flexible mounts down, everything was out of whack again. So I had to remove the 8 heavy fasteners that hold the mounts down, readjusting the angles to the shaft, a tedious process sitting all crunched up in the engine compartment. It too0k all day. But it is done. The wind let up enough for me to feel safe in leaving the boat and go do some grocery shopping and post this blog. Now the fun part comes getting to hook up the wires and hoses, filling the engine and transmission oil and then flip the ignition on and see the lights come on…

It looks like a full moon today or tomorrow. I had no idea of the moon position since the skies have been covered for the last two weeks. I am going to see if there is a picture for tomorrow’s blog.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Roger Simard says:

    Bonjour Jack,
    Est ce que le nouveau moteur tourne dans la même direction que le Renault Couach ?

  2. Jorgen Jensen says:

    Hi Jack,
    Not sure your remember me (ex EAC Timber and DLH) but I do follow your blog and keep Poul Eisbo (ex Danske Traelast) up to date. Don’t forget you also promised to sail to Denmark to visit us!!
    All the best

  3. jackvanommen says:

    So, nice to hear from you! I am afraid I made the wrong turn down the Danube instead of up the Skagerak. If I live to be a 100 I’ll keep my word. But I should be back visiting in North Germany and I’d love to come and have an Aquavit with you two in Kobenhavn.

  4. jackvanommen says:

    J’espere, si non, je continurai mon voyage en revers. Demain j’aurai la preuve.