Both engines had developed small leaks that I had been meaning to address for a while. Now I had the time. Our port engine was weeping fuel from the high pressure pump. The starboard one was leaking oil from the same spot. I rebuilt the first fuel pump and put a new gasket behind the second. That fixed both problems. The starboard engine was also due for an oil and filter change, so I did that while I had everything apart anyway. Maryanne sat in the sun and gave herself a mani-pedi while reading a romance novel and drinking a Tom Collins.
Naw! I’m kidding! She rebuilt the pump on our port toilet.
When we were both finished, we cleaned up and checked the new wind forecast. The new best time to leave is now tomorrow. So much for seeing more of Ahipara. Sometimes it really is jus boat maintenance in exotic places...
Fixing things is all part of the lifestyle