Well, most of the time I was relaxing. But, first order of business, an oil change. The oil in the engines is supposed to be changed every 100 hours. We were getting pretty close to that.
I have never changed motor oil in my life and certainly not on these big babies, so I called in a company called “First Mate Yacht Services”. Boe arrived to the boat with Mike. I had them change the oil on both engines, the generator oil, and all of my fuel and oil filters. The oil change system makes this task much easier.
I watched these guys closely and took notes and pictures of what they did. They were very helpful and explained every step of the process in detail. It’s actually fairly easy. The only step that I could potentially have difficulty with is removing the oil filters from the side of the engines. Seems that you may need a bit of strength to turn the canister. Other than that, I’m sure that I will be able to do it myself next time, which shouldn’t be until we arrive in Boston.
Captain Al, who got us across the Gulf from Carabelle and down to Miami was scheduled to meet us in St. Augustine to help us get up the coast to Boston. We had a few days of fun and relaxation before we would head out.
We had a lot of fun in the Nation’s oldest city and I wish I could have stayed longer. Unfortunately, I have to rush up the coast to get back to Boston by the start of school.
Next…Up the Coast to Boston