Steve Riddle, Blue Heron, C380, #194
Well, old man winter is rearing his ugly head again – at least for those of us in the northern climates. I finally broke down today and winterized Blue Heron. And she put up a good fight as I found a couple maintenance items that needed attention. So it was a long day.
This winter’s project list isn’t too long. Primary focus will be on solving the engine raw water pump seal leakage. This is the second year in a row that the pump started leaking after a rebuild with a new shaft, bearing and seals ($$). So that will require some discussions with Westerbeke. Then I have decided to go for a Stack-Pac mainsail cover. I got a very good price through Sail Care of Ford City, PA for the Doyle version. I will also get the main cleaned and re-coated while