If you thought I was sitting around fretting about all the politics in the community, SORRY. I was having fun with Jimmy and Scarlet in Jimmy’s Barn, but not before we decided on a last last last minute gasp in Stinky. And that’s what its all about. I will say that I was a bit nervous about the old Stink. She wasn’t cranking like she should, and with a new battery. Oh, boy!
Well, it turns out it was a crappy battery, and after replacing the battery and a squirt of fuel she lit up like the time bomb that she is.
I will add, she was running on only 5 cylinders, for about 5 minutes, and right we we said, this is not fun, BAM, all 6 started running. Like the race champ that she is. Hell, I wake up each morning wondering which cylinder is dead. Maybe I should have pored a bit of coffee in her tank. Ripping around the creek and laughing it up, yelling YES, YEAH, ALRIGHT. 55 degrees and flat water and gasping over Thanksgiving. Then it was time to get to the barn.
After we got Stinky out, we packed up the boats and headed to Jimmys barn to pull the Engine from WECATCHEM. I wanted to clean the bilge and take a look at stuff, re torque pan bolts and all. The entire engine pull took 30 minutes. And the bilge cleaned in no time.
After that was done, we took some time to clean up the 430 From Scarlet the boat. She had a rusted out head and manifold. Ugh..
Ahhhhhhhh Barn Boating, and getting back to normal. It’s all about friendship, boats and more boats and screw the politics. As they say , “whatever floats your boat”