Yes, we are still here.
Jim finally got the transmission put back in and the engine alligned on 2/19, but after we ran the engine for a bit he noticed a diesel leak that was not there before. Turns out the engine mechanic had damaged a washer which allowed diesel to leak out the top of the engine when it got warm. Luckily one of the shops over at the haul-out yard had the needed washers and Jim was able to stop the leak. We ran the engine (at the dock) for a couple of hours and everything seemed fine, but when we shifted into reverse or forward the transmission fluid leaked again. One of the seals they put in when they rebuilt the transmission was faulty. Jim had to take out the transmission once again. It was returned yesterday with a new seal and Jim installed it. We are now waiting for the mechanic to come over, check it, and help Jim realign the engine again. We then need to run the engine and test the transmission at the dock before we take it out for a test drive.
It's a little late to start heading south so,
if all is well we are going to take an inland trip to Durango
for a few days next week and then head across to Baja
when weather permits.
We've really enjoyed the town of Mazatlan
and will definitely come back,
but we are ready to get some cruising in!
We went to Old Town on Valentine's Day and spotted this Valentine:
|Te Amo = I love you|