We ran faster than normal which smoothed out the ride a bit. About 2/3 the way along the port side bilge pump came on, meaning we were taking on water. Russ went below to the engine room and discovered a small leak in the engines raw water intake. He tightened all the clamps but one wouldn't tighten. He assumed it busted and he'd need to replace it. We slowed down, watching the engine temps, and once we made it around the turn so our backs were to the wind (smoothing out our ride) we shut off the port engine. Russ replaced the clamp within a few minutes. The engine came on without hesitation and we were off. Nothing like on the fly mechanics.
|On the River Forest pier
|Lots of views like this today.
Wide open to the Atlantic.
|The spread at River Forest. The building on the right
is an old home, now an event center.
|Dinner at Spoon River Artworks
|We had Ginger crusted tuna and pesto pasta with scallops.
And will for the next 2 days!