Wednesday July 27, 2016 Jenner CA.
Tired out but going anyway
I was tired out when I got up and got it going this morning and I could of just stayed home, but I made myself get it together and head out to kayak Jenner today dragging my butt all the way.
We sat around there by the island taking it easy while I tried to wake up a bit more, but no doubt about it, I was tired out today, so I informed Steve I was going to take it easy, which I usually do anyway. :O)
Sat at Haystack rock
My friend the turkey vulture
We went up to a place I call the Grotto and spent some time. The fog was starting to come back in so Steve wanted to go ashore at Paddy’s rock to put on his wind breaker. While he was doing that, I was sitting in my boat just behind Paddy’s rock when my friend the young turkey vulture landed just in front of me. It was just resting and got a drink of water and sat there with us for a half hour or so.
Fogs moving back in
The fog had lifted a bit as we came around the island and were crossing over to the boat ramp at the Jenner visitor center just across the river from here. Mallard ducks were feeding in the weeds just in front of us.
Working on the alternator mounting bracket
I went on home for a nap and eventually went out to see what I could do with the new engine. I didn’t have much energy, so I wasn’t planning to do much, but I needed to study things to figure out how to mount the alternator to line up the duel pulleys. I found a cardboard box on the ground that was just delivered that had some alternator brackets I had ordered. I discovered early on that one of the sets was for a long water pump, not my short water pump. I wasn’t sure any of the parts would work, but I figured I could make something work out of what I had so I studied away and couldn’t figure anything out, so I used the internet to find alternator mounting bracket images and found some pictures that showed how the mounts I had should work.
I got the alternator mounted on the lower side of the engine with the mounts I had, but the pulleys where offset an inch and a half. I decided that will work. I just have to make two, inch and a half pipe spacers and find some longer mounting bolts and I should have a good alternator mount.
It got dark on me while I was figuring that out, so I finally had to quit and go on in the house for the day.
That was my day.