Tuesday August 9, 2016 Jenner CA.
Fog was mostly moving out
The sun was out and the wind was down. Looked like it was going to be a nice day kayaking at Jenner.
I put my boat in the water and paddled across to Penny Island and headed up the river.
I pulled into the boat ramp and put my boat on the car and went on home for the day.
Nap time first and then worked on the van
A nap was in order after which I went outside and worked on the van project. Today, I installed the spark plugs and tried to install the spark plug wires, but to my surprise, the plug wires ends that went to the HEI distributor were the wrong size. Somebody made an improvement and changed the wire connections on the newer distributor, so I will have to take the wires back and get the newer ones.
Needed to mow the raspberry patch
I then tried to start the mower as I wanted to mow the weeds in my brothers raspberry patch as they were taking over the patch. The darn mower wouldn’t start. I pulled the spark plug and checked for a spark and there wasn’t any, so I had to fix that. I dug into the engine and found there was some dirty greasy stuff shorting out the magnetic pickups on the flywheel. I cleaned up the magnets and reset the flywheel coil gap for the coil pickup and it now has a spark, so I put it all back together and it started right up.
So, I was able to mow the weeds in the patch. I did find a couple ripe raspberries and ate one of them and left the other ones for someone else as this is a new patch and isn’t producing much yet. Yummmmm on that one berry. These are the huge raspberries and very tasty.
Oh, oh, cut the water line
In the process of mowing the weeds, I cut the berries water line, so I informed my brother about that so he can fix it eventually.
By now I was pretty worn out, so I took it easy for the rest of the day which was almost gone anyway.