Now that the Turtle is powered by a small outboard that sips fuel, I’ve decided to stick with a small external fuel tank. This will keep things simpler, and help avoid some potential problems.
One of the old fuel tanks is already gone, and someone was interested in buying the other one. So this week I decided to remove the old vents and deck fills, and patch the holes. This way I can use, the area where the old tanks were installed for more storage.
Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
It’s been a while since I’ve done any fiberglass work, and although this was a small project, it took much longer than expected, as usual. And of course, I made the mistake of starting on it in the afternoon.
It’s been pretty hot down here, considering it’s November, so the epoxy was curing very fast. That meant I had to mix a few more batches than I had hoped. Of course, with the longer work time out in the sun, I was drenched from sweat and exhausted by the time I was done.
Everything On a Boat Is Broken…
You just don’t know it yet. When I finally finished with the fiberglass work, I sat down to get some work done on the computer. Except instead of starting like normal, I got a message that said “Preparing Automatic Repair” and then just a black screen.
I tried restarting multiple times, but the same thing kept happening. After wasting a few hours in the afternoon, searching for and trying possible solutions, I finally gave up. I had to restore my computer. So the last 2 days have been spent reinstalling all of the updates, and all of my software. I’m still not completely finished.
My New Schedule
At the beginning of the week I planned out a whole new schedule for working on the website, and for working out. I really need to get my butt back in shape after spending way too much time at happy hour.
Amazingly, even with all of the computer problems, boat projects, and getting called into work a few times, I’ve stuck to it for the most part. I missed one planned bike ride, and I had planned on writing this post…well, maybe not this post, but a new post 2 days ago.
Not too bad considering all of the unexpected obstacles. Hopefully next week, things start going more smoothly.