We stopped back at Jim and Judi's again to pick up some mail that had arrived after we'd left. We joined them for their traditional Sunday breakfast at the Captain's Table and tour around Solomons before leaving early Monday morning to move to Zahniser's Marina in Solomons.
Jim the Yanmar expert performed our 2000 hour engine maintenance, along with taking care of some other items that cropped up during his examination - like fixing the broken engine mount on the starboard engine. Two days and nearly two boat units later, we moved to the B & J Marina (Bruce and Joan's house) in Annapolis.
We always enjoy our visits with Bruce and Joan and Joe and Bruce get to compare notes on all the little boat issues that have cropped up. Bruce and Joan left in Forever 39 for their summer "vacation" a few days after our arrival. The vacation was a trip to Zahniser's to see if they could spend more than we had to. That gave us the opportunity to move Carolyn Ann into prime dock space. The weather teased us with a cool down for a few days and got us into the long over due boat cleaning mood. Of course, by the time we really got into the washing and waxing, things started heating up again.
Bob Campbell (marine electric guru) came for a much anticipated visit to go over Carolyn Ann's electrical system. He didn't find any major problems, but did find a couple loose connections that may have caused our alternator issues. At least we hope that's all it was. He couldn't find anything else, but since the problem was intermittent... He also mentioned a few things that Joe could do now and when things need to be replaced in the future, so, for way under a boat buck ($1000), we felt the visit was very worthwhile. There are a few more pictures on the picasa site: http://picasaweb.google.com/joseph.pica