Going slow, slowly going

At one point today, I pulled Siskiwit close to shore to get a photo of an entire turtle family sunning on a log. As I got back underway, a speedboat pulling a youngster slowed down to ask if I was OK. I said, “Just ease around the corner and look at the log close to …

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Powered by Westerbeke

Siskiwit is powered by a Westerbeke (Perkins) 4-107. Over the winter of 2013, I engaged Pierside Boat Yard in Charleston, a Westerbeke dealer, to tear down the engine and replace the wet sleeves and O rings after finding engine coolant (gycol) mixed with the lube oil. See below for photos of the job. The 4-107 …

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Preparing for Christmas aboard

I was thinking this morning of what I intend to take from home for Christmas week aboard Siskiwit. That brought up memories of 1992 when Rachel, Brooke and I were purging all our excess things, putting the house up for rent, placing the car on blocks, giving so much to Goodwill and Salvation Army and …

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