A few days ago, our propane tank was empty, and all of a sudden*V* was in a frenzy telling me the pressure is going down! A bit like running low in gas, should we refill now? Is there another propane tank available? We were all good, pffiouf! the second one was full. And, now I know her “fear”! You have to know them to conquer them after all. She has the fear of running out of gas and fuel… Isn’t it interesting how some people have fear of storms, pirates or anything that move, not here! Just plain gas which should be easy to surpass? Don’t you think? We will add 2 more fiberglass tanks please and thank you.
On the same note : Diesel. For fun yesterday I decided to calculate our consumption once I had top it up. And the average for both engine is .43 Gallon an hour, which seem pretty close to what our precious owner had written down the maintenance log. Therefore we now know that for planning, we can use .5 gallon and it should be fine. (Yanmar 3YM30, just in case you want to know).
As you may recall, during the holding tank clean up we had to remove the shower panel. And again as we did so; we discovered that although it looks perfect on the outside the back side is not protected nor treated so water gets into the wood! Hence our treatment to avoid water intrusion, we painted the back of our shower panel!
And this is when I decided to show my love, the old fashion way.
Love forever is now tagged on the boat…
It is better that any identification number you can place anywhere and so much more romantic!
Another learning curve indeed! We found one small leak and we learned much more from it than we could have anticipated. Next on the list now is to find someone who will be able to give the reference of this part, let’s see how successful we can be! The manufacturer, main dealer, and Catamaran Company have been contacted. Who will win? I let you know.
Time to go and show my love on island 136th what better place than the Galapagos, one of the first place we may make a passage too. The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km (525 nmi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part. Wildlife is its most notable feature.
The Galápagos Islands and its surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of around 23,000.
The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.
The first crude navigation chart of the islands was done by the buccaneer
Ambrose Cowley in 1684. He named the individual islands after some of his fellow pirates or after the English noblemen who helped the privateer’s cause. More recently, the Ecuadorian government gave most of the islands Spanish names. While the Spanish names are official, many users (especially ecological researchers) continue to use the older English names, particularly as those were the names used when Charles Darwin visited.