Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mackarel Cove - The Repairman Finally Arrives at Bass Harbor

The repairman was not due to arrive until "mid-morning" which turned out to be around 11:00am. He diagnosed the problem to be a loose transmission control wire. The transmission was okay, the push wire to control the engaging was loose. He fixed that problem but then found that the house batteries were not only dead but devoid of water. They had to be replaced and while that procedure was going on, we all went to a local fried seafood place that I can now recommend, quite good.
With the boat finally in working order again, we headed for Mackarel Cove but by that time the light wind had died completely so we motored the 7 miles to the cove, enjoyed another Happy Hour, two rounds of bridge and settled in for the night.