We spent one last day at Sharon and Buddy's - ended it with another relaxing trip to the Irish pub in Venice. In the hallway leading to the back door to the pub, there is a barber shop. It was closed when we walked by....but they apparently leave various "celebrities" in the chairs overnight.....someone has a nice sense of humor!
Today we did another "provisioning" run since we won't have access to a car for a long while. This all fit in the dinghy!
Unfortunately, during the dinghy ride back to the boat, the motor's coolant water stopped "peeing" and we got an over-heat alarm. Luckily, we were right at the boat so we didn't have to row.
Duane took the motor apart (once we lifted it out of the water) and found a damaged impeller. Strange because the motor was serviced with a new one just 6 months ago. (This is just the lower end of the motor).
We found a new impeller at a Honda dealer in Venice - Buddy picked up
the impeller and will bring it to us tomorrow morning. Once that's
installed, Buddy will join us for our trip southbound towards Key West!!