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Well, for those who have been wondering, we haven’t fallen off the edge of the world. We have been very busy however.

After we arrived in Florida, we were staying in a house in Mary Esther, about 40 miles east of Pensacola. The drive from the house to the boat was about one hour. So needless to say we were spending a lot of time on the road. But that was not to last for long.

On the first full day here, Thursday the 16th, I began going throught the boat’s systems with C. A. (he sold us the boat) As we were looking at the engine, C. A. noticed some surface rust on the port side that hadn’t been there before.

A quick examination revealed that the raw water cooling pump on the main engine had a leaking water seal. In order to replace the water pump, Mr. Yanmar (the engine manufacturer) saw fit to place it in a position that requires you to remove an engine mounting bracket. In order to remove an engine mounting bracket, you must support the weight of the engine. The simplest way to do this aboard Cannibal is to put a timber across the middle of the salon with a come-along hanging from it. I should have taken a picture, it’s not pretty! So after we got the pump off, we had to order a new one. But when you order a pump on a Thursday evening, the earliest you can expect it to arrive is the following Tuesday, what with the intervening weekend and all. So at that point we were “dead in the water,” the floor was all lifted up and there was a giant timber across the salon with an engine hanging from it. Not the most conducive circumstances for moving aboard! But we only had the U-Haul until Saturday. What to do … what to do?

But God has a way of working things out. Don’t you love that phrase, “But God.” While we were working on the engine, hurricane Dean was kicking up in the Atlantic. It was originally projected to hid the mid Texas coast. C. A. and Bettie had just returned from Corpus Christi where they purchased a trawler (cabin cruiser). They had planned to move it to Pensacola after they helped us get up to speed on Cannibal. But now with a hurricane coming, they needed to head back to Corpus to move their boat and needed someone to house-sit and dog-sit while they were gone. Having nothing better to do, and having our boat moored in their back yard, we volunteered. So they left early Saturday morning (the 18th) for Corpus and we moved into their house and were able to unloaded the trailer just walking distance from the boat instead of an hour away in Mary Esther. Since we couldn’t really get around below decks (giant timber and all). We put all the stuff from the U-Haul in the forward hold of the boat. Man that space holds a lot!

So Sunday we went back to Mary Esther to clean up the house and wash sheets and generally check out. While there, we went to the beach and had lots of fun.

Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE)

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  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 453 (GalleryStorage::_getConnection)
  • in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1791 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 41 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 428 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 493 (GalleryUserHelper_simple::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 217 (GalleryCoreApi::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 93 (ImageBlockHelper::_getBlockData)
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  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/plugin.php at line 203 (WP_Hook::apply_filters)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/post-template.php at line 240
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1Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE)

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  • in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1791 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 41 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 428 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 493 (GalleryUserHelper_simple::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 217 (GalleryCoreApi::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 93 (ImageBlockHelper::_getBlockData)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1352 (ImageBlockHelper::loadImageBlocks)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 867
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc(1229) : regexp code at line 1
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1229
  • in ??? at line 0
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php at line 286
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/plugin.php at line 203 (WP_Hook::apply_filters)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/post-template.php at line 240
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/themes/mandigo/single.php at line 72
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/template-loader.php at line 74
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-blog-header.php at line 19
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/index.php at line 17

1Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE)

  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 226 (GalleryCoreApi::error)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 453 (GalleryStorage::_getConnection)
  • in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1791 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 41 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 428 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 493 (GalleryUserHelper_simple::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 217 (GalleryCoreApi::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 93 (ImageBlockHelper::_getBlockData)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1352 (ImageBlockHelper::loadImageBlocks)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 867
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc(1229) : regexp code at line 1
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1229
  • in ??? at line 0
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php at line 286
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/plugin.php at line 203 (WP_Hook::apply_filters)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/post-template.php at line 240
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/themes/mandigo/single.php at line 72
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/template-loader.php at line 74
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-blog-header.php at line 19
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/index.php at line 17

1Error (ERROR_STORAGE_FAILURE)

  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 226 (GalleryCoreApi::error)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryStorage.class at line 453 (GalleryStorage::_getConnection)
  • in modules/core/classes/Gallery.class at line 202 (GalleryStorage::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple.class at line 105 (Gallery::search)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 1791 (GalleryUserGroupHelper_simple::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPermissionHelper_simple.class at line 41 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchGroupsForUser)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 428 (GalleryPermissionHelper_simple::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryUserHelper_simple.class at line 76 (GalleryCoreApi::fetchAccessListIds)
  • in modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class at line 493 (GalleryUserHelper_simple::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 217 (GalleryCoreApi::hasItemPermission)
  • in modules/imageblock/classes/ImageBlockHelper.class at line 93 (ImageBlockHelper::_getBlockData)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1352 (ImageBlockHelper::loadImageBlocks)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 867
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc(1229) : regexp code at line 1
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/plugins/wpg2/wpg2embed.inc at line 1229
  • in ??? at line 0
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php at line 286
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/plugin.php at line 203 (WP_Hook::apply_filters)
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/post-template.php at line 240
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-content/themes/mandigo/single.php at line 72
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-includes/template-loader.php at line 74
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/wp-blog-header.php at line 19
  • in /home/texpat2/public_html/votaw/index.php at line 17

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Eventually the parts came in and we got the boat put back together. I also got a LectraSan MSD (essentially serves the same purpose as a mini septic tank) installed. We got everything put away and slept aboard the last two nights.  We took the boat out for a sail on Friday. There wasn’t much wind and we were only out for about 3 hours total but it was a great learning experience and we enjoyed it.

Anyway, today we are resting and collecting our thoughts and making a list of things that we need to bring back to the boat from OKC. Then tomorrow, we’ll leave bright and early and drive back to OKC to put our remaining stuff in storage and have a big garage sale.  Stay tuned.

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