|Posted: April 06 2007 at 08:11 | IP Logged
Well, after much praying, cursing, lots of hard work, some luck, and lots and lots of beer,
I am proud to say I made it into the slip yesterday!
There were some trully terrifying moments due to the wind yesterday morning (about 30 mph), but with my buddy's help, I managed to get her into the slip.
I had one dead battery and had to hook up jumper cables in the launch slip.
The replacement fuel pump worked, but I forgot to turn the gas lne back on (took a few minutes to figure that one out).
The engine manifold started to smoke because I didn't have enough water in the heat exchanger (that one took awhile too....).
But I got it all straightened out and managed to battle the wind and get her into the water.
I was exhausted, but the season has now officially started!