Projects and prep for the next leg.

The closest thing we get to sunset in the Arctic Summer.  Photo by Will Watson while ferrying drums of fuel aboard, in the Scarlet Letter.
The closest thing we get to sunset in the Arctic Summer. Photo by Will Watson while ferrying drums of fuel aboard, in the Scarlet Letter.

Sitting just offshore in 8 feet of water, Empiricus awaits another load of fuel. Carried by the steady oars of Will Watson. While Isaac works ashore transferring fuel into 15 gallon drums.

The Ham Radio went on the fritz, sop out came the soldering Iron as I slowly learn the ways of HF radio repair.
The Ham Radio went on the fritz, sop out came the soldering Iron as I slowly learn the ways of HF radio repair.
Up and running!
Up and running!

Fixing the Ham radio was challenging. Still having output issues which seem to be antenna related. The learning never stops!

Well Marine heads are problematic.  So ours was replaced with a composting head.  This proved smelly and ineffective.  The Composter was removed and replaced with this simple system. Once again, Will Watson's carpentry skil;ls are put to good use.  This is the finest honey bucket afloat.
Well Marine heads are problematic. So ours was replaced with a composting head. This proved smelly and ineffective. The Composter was removed and replaced with this simple system.
Once again, Will Watson’s carpentry skil;ls are put to good use. This is the finest honey bucket afloat.

The compost head was a waste of time and very problematic at sea. Were going old school on Empiricus. But we’ve got the finest bucked head in these waters! Nice job Will!

Jason Re works the galley plumbing, to maximize our fresh and salt water efficiency under way.
Jason Re works the galley plumbing, to maximize our fresh and salt water efficiency under way.

Jason had some good ideas and did good work, re plumbing the salt water system, so we can use it in both sinks.

The gift of etch a scetch is silly, but entertaining none the less.  Pictured here is a scene of our anchorage on the slope.
The gift of etch a scetch is silly, but entertaining none the less. Pictured here is a scene of our anchorage on the slope.

Here is an etch a sketch of our anchorage on the slope.

These wool mitts are awesome.  I call them turbothumbs.
These wool mitts are awesome. I call them turbothumbs.

We should be ready tomorrow! Dan comes in today, so a few final preps and were out-a here!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s