So this is Jim and us and our “brand new” engine. Jim bought the boat in 2003, fixed her up, sailed from California to French Polynesia, sold her to an Australian guy in 2010 who sailed to the Solomons and who sold Marianne to us. For 3 days Jim visited us now and helped us with the engine. Thanks to this hero, the engine is like brand new! Hail to the Jim!
We’re back at Lake Okeechobee! Marianne is fine – outboard engine didn’t get stolen and we’re super happy to be back at our lovely lady boat. Off to new adventures!