Thursday September 22, 2016 Monte Rio CA.
I join the gang at Monte Rio
Ray invited me down to Monte Rio today. He was taking his neighbor out kayaking for the first time.
I found him, his wife, Elaine and his neighbor Karen putting their boats in the water. Because the river’s mouth is closed, the water level at Monte Rio is higher, so it’s like a lake and we decided to go up stream.
And some otters
Time to turn around
Rear output seals
I stopped at the parts store on the way home and picked up my rear output seals. I was planning to install them when I got home.
Can’t seem to get started on this job
When I got home, I had trouble getting started with the job, but I finally got all the tools out and crawled under the van. All I had to do was take the drive shaft off and remove the big nut under it to get to the oil seal, but.
I got the drive shaft off ok, but I couldn’t get the big nut off to get to the seal. I tried the impact wrench on it, but the nut wouldn’t budge, so I had to give up on that for now and put it all back together.
It’s not leaking very bad, so I added oil to bring the level up to full for now and will just have to keep an eye on it until I figure out how to get the nut off.
Greased the van instead
Then I got the grease gun out and greased most of the van’s grease fittings.
Getting ready to head out on a trip
After that, I put my kayak up on top and started loading the van for a trip.
I need to break the van’s new engine in some more, so I’m headed up to the Fort Bragg area tomorrow for a couple days, then I will return to Boonville to visit with Marty at his cabin for a few days. I will likely camp at Usal Creek for a couple nights.
So, I won’t have an internet connection for a bit, until maybe Sunday when I plan to come back through Fort Bragg on the way to Boonville.