Folly Beach - 2016
Dec 26 thru Dec 29
As you may recall we are still in Folly Beach SC awaiting our sailboat's re-powering. We think we are getting close though--the new engine is in place but we are waiting for a resolution on the transmission. The boat yard is closed for the holiday week.
Early this morning I sent an email to Anthony Black of Marine Propulsions about the brand new ZF/Hurth transmission I found on-line that matches the gear ratios of our old transmission (2.1 to 1). I really hope this solves our transmission dilemma.
|The above piece of machinery is a brand new |
ZF 15MIV 2.1:1 V-drive transmission.
|The dipstick should NOT be screwed into the transmission |
casing to make fluid level measurements.
|Part #20 on the lower right corner of this exploded parts |
diagram of the transmission is a drain plug
that I didn't know existed.
It is overcast again today--it's kinda gloomy outside but relatively warm (about 65 degrees F). Just to escape the "cooped up" feeling I've had from being inside the last couple days, I went out for lunch at Woody's Pizza.
|A cactus that grows in the sand along West Arctic |
Avenue on the inland side of the dunes is
about 5 feet in diameter and 3 feet high.
|Some of the many different types of plants that |
grow on the sand dunes in South Carolina.
|Two shrimp boats were docked at Crosby's Seafood |
Company along Folly Road. The tide was
low when this photograph was taken.
Anthony Black of Marine Propulsions got back to me today by email and agreed that the transmission I located online is a match! So, I ordered it today and it is scheduled to be delivered on January 9. It is coming all the way across the U.S. from Washington. If it arrives on schedule we will be able to get underway on our trip south by January 13 (a Friday no less!). The new transmission cost us under $3,200 but shipping is free and there is no state sales tax.
|Captain Jack is sitting on the coffee table in the living room |
of our small oceanfront apartment. You can
tell that he misses Maggie!
Maggie comes home tomorrow evening!
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