Monday, April 11, 2011

Nautical Flea Market, a Sailors Paradise

Our booty from the Nauticasl flea market at the Elks Lodge.

Pair of snatch blocks - $25!
2 Sunbrella canvas cockpit chairs - $30
Perko chromed bronze folding step- $20
Winch Handle $5
two blade bronze prop- $1!
Spending $81 for $800 worth of stuff - priceless

Brian mounted the step at the v-berth so I can get in easier(it is a little high).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Damn Head

We bought a new Damnhead, that is what I am calling our new head (toilet) Damnhead. We paid over 800 dollars for it, installed it, then discovered the bolts were not tightened so it leaked. Plus it did not have the inlet hose to pipe fitting (standard on cheaper toilets) so we had to order that from groco (35 bucks!). So far not feeling the love for this head.

Even after adjusting the bolts it still leaked around one bolt (forward left)So I took it apart it appears to have some kind of liquid gasket around the rubber gasket.

Will call groco in the morning to see what they say. Would hate to have to change out the head.

On a brighter note we got our new anchor! Sweeeeeet, check it out.45lb Manson.

45lb manson and our old 35lb CQR.

Fit like a glove ;-)