|Intermediate Area Between Berths|
|Looking to Starboard Berth|
The blue material on in the port quarter berth is a lee cloth that Arnold used when he slept in the berth. Now it is handy for holding material in during long crossings. The photo through the crossover to the starboard berth shows green masking tape that I have since removed. The metal dome protects the refrigerator compartment exhaust fan. The hose at the rear of the starboard berth has some white paint on it. Professional pride compels me to proclaim that it (and many humungous drips) was done by a predecessor who was ... let's be kind and say "impatient".
I've included a photo the the 30 meter mark of the chain, with an intermediate 5 meter mark above it. I laid out one section at a time and used the last of the day's paint to brush on the appropriate mark: 1extra long mark for 10 meters, 2 marks for 20 meters, 3 marks for 30 meters, with a single intermediate mark every 5 meters. I painted an extra long single mark at 35 meters to represent the end of the usable chain.
The engine is now running for the first time since Brenda's departure, and since Jak and I (with key help from Joel) installed the exhaust ball cock valve. I wanted to make sure that the engine wiring was still OK, and also to check the outflow from the exhaust, as Mark had advised from Port Townsend.
|Starboard Berth (Used for Cargo Only)|
|30 Meter Mark with Intermediate Representing 25 Meters|
... I just remembered that Mark asked me to note the RPM at full throttle to ensure that the new exhaust valve is not constrictive. In neutral gear the engine reached 3500 RPM, which is higher than the prescribed 3200 RPM when under load. The exhaust outflow became a pulsating steady stream but I observed no indication of constriction or build up of pressure.