Yesterday FINALLY… our boat went back in the water. At 4pm, she was lowered from the lift and we pulled it out a little further before starting the engine for testing.
No water came into the hull, so the repairs were done right. Even this morning a quick check confirmed this. No water in the hull… whooohooow.
The engine started fine too and ran fine. Water came out of the exhaust within a few seconds, so the engine worries are over.
Unfortunately, the transmission now revealed a problem. It was scraping….so this has to be taken apart now and probably will cost a penny or two again. (this sh*t does never seem to stop.
Result is obviously–> we can still not drive the boat.
Hopefully I get to the bottom of this new problem by the end of this week so I can order the necessary parts 🙁
In the mean time Eva and Bert will be working on the inside. Benches and top rail need to be prepped, repaired and made ready for Poly-Urethane paint and The deck likewise…. And then….still the bimini-frame to be done.
All repairs done and to be done have been made possible by people who love SNUBA SXM who donated a little or a lot..
Do you want to help? We accept PayPal donations! For donations of 50$ or more, you will get a unique shirt… $75 or more will get your name somewhere on our new platform/boat (plus the shirt) and $100 and more, you also get a voucher for SNUBA for two when you are next on island. (and the shirt and the name on the platform)
You can donate right here (even if you have no PayPal account. PayPal will take you to a page where you have options)
Please donate 25 USD or more....
We will keep you posted each week with our progress.
Thank you much!!!