Thursday, March 26, 2015

Key West - Wrong part arrives!?

Right P/N, wrong part
I was full of good cheer this morning since the new injector pump was due in and we could push off heading east. Then I got this call from the Volvo dealer. He said that Volvo shipped the wrong part! the packaging on the outside was correct and had the right part number but what was inside was not an injector pump. I'm not quite sure what it was but it was nothing like what I needed. At first I thought it was just an excuse for him not being able to get the right part shipped in time but he sent a photo of the packaging and perhaps his story is true (see photo). I kicked myself for giving into him and ordering the part from him instead of McDonnell Marine up north!

Island Time Duo
If he can get the part installed by 1:00, I can still make it to Newfound Harbor, about 28 Nm east if we run out of time for Marathon. The wind is still out of the west Friday afternoon before turning north at 20 to 25 kts with seas, according to the NOAA forecast, of "very rough". If we only make it to Newfound Harbor, we'll be there for several days waiting for weather. It appears we'll be in Marathon for at least a week, waiting for winds out of the west or at least calmer winds before heading to our Marine Stadium anchorage.

So we sit here. We did go one last time to Schooner Wharf to listen to Island Time Duo that plays steel drums which we like. But after two months it's time to leave. On our webcam at home in New York we can even seen bare ground in places, at last and the river ice is breaking up. Spring is on its way.