Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Key West - Free Beer Tomorrow...

Typical walkway in Key West - always lots of plantings and coconut trees
At the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club in Poughkeepsie, NY, there is a sign at the bar, "Free Beer Tomorrow". What a great offer I thought when I first joined, free beer. But then it was pointed out that the "free beer" was always "tomorrow", never today. That's about how I feel about the injector pump. It's been "tomorrow" for over a week now and everyday when tomorrow comes, it's still tomorrow when it's due to arrive!

So Tuesday came and went with no injector pump delivery, it's now due "tomorrow"! It would be funny if I wasn't racking up dockage at a frightening rate in Key West. It is not a place where you want to "wait for parts". However, at the moment I'm stuck and once again the part is due tomorrow, on Wednesday.

We had a going away dinner at The Half Shell Raw Bar - not bad except I left my sunglasses behind - gone when I returned
The Volvo dealer promised to meet the delivery at the airport and speed it to my boat for installation. If by some miracle it actually arrives and with an even greater miracle it gets installed and actually works - then we'll try to make the best of it and head out to Newfound Harbor, about 28 miles east of here on Wednesday afternoon, a relatively short trip. From there we wait for good weather to head up the Keys to Miami, it may be awhile.

On the other hand, we have no hard and fast deadline for arrival in New York other than the extended cost of a Key West dock. We'll arrive north when we arrive north, it all depends on the weather (assuming we get the injector pump fixed!)


jack cothren said...

YEAH !!!! Spot shows you in Marathon !!!