So, as I'm outside varnishing this morning, I smell this hideous odor, followed by a few rarely heard curse words. Hmmmm.... What is David up to down there???
Turns out he's decided that to lubricate the head, he has to tear it apart, so he might as well replace the joker valve and all the other parts in the rebuild kit. Here he cleans excess calcium build up out of the main housing before putting it back together. SUCCESS! The head is definitely happier... and after spending the afternoon at the pool, David seems much happier too.
In other news, the next to last coat of varnish is on and looking good! One more tomorrow morning after wetsanding with 400 grit for that mirror smooth finish.
Mark Alley spent his morning cleaning boat bottoms on D Dock, so Winterlude now has a clean bottom, no green slimey grassy stuff swaying from the waterline, no more barnacles on the propeller AND a new 1 1/4 inch zinc on the shaft.
Life couldn't be better!