|this was the Atlantic the morning we were|
going to leave
|we feel really small beside these guys|
We tracked down a Yanmar dealer in Miami and were assured they could get the part for us. We were first given a price of $896 which considering we are talking boat parts seeming pretty reasonable. We waited most of Tuesday for a call back, then Wednesday. We finally called them back Wednesday afternoon and were told that they would call back in ten minutes. An hour and a half later when we called the person we had talked to had gone for lunch. By 4pm the price had changed to $2696 and a week delivery. When we questioned where it had to ship from, we were told Tampa. We called the dealer in Tampa (who we have dealt with before) and got a price of $1823. However they would not ship to us. I’m pretty sure a rental car would not cost $600, even the distance we would have to drive. Problem solved, after a call to our friend CJ to wish him a Happy Birthday, he offered to pick up our part and bring it to us on Sunday. Yay!
|his name's "Ray"|
|a manatee at the dinghy dock this morning|
At least the weather is good and the sun is warm. There isn’t much point in getting impatient (although we have…a lot) because it isn’t going to speed anything up.
|Crick doesn't mind napping while we wait|
(Oh, sorry she doesn't mind napping any time)