Category Archives: Generator

Look Ma, No Engine!

If you’ve followed this blog you will know that the generator – a Westerbeke 6.0 kw diesel – has been the bane of my existence almost since the day we left cruising.  If there was one “do-over” for this whole experience, it would have been to yank this stupid, leaky, Read On..

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Camp Evenstar

Our home is out of the water and has been for a couple of weeks now.  We pulled Evenstar in Opua to get some much-needed work done.  The basic list is: New standing rigging.  All the wires that hold the mast up are original to the boat and need replacing.  Read On..

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Generator Blues, the Refrain

Well my Gen’rator ain’t working, and I ain’t got me no power No, no my Gen’rator ain’t working, and I ain’t got me no power We done fixed the Stator and its makin’ juice But the heat exchanger’s broken, ready to cut it loose ‘Cause it’s leaking sea water and Read On..

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Generator Blues

Long time readers may remember our adventures with our generator shortly after we set out cruising in the fall of 2012.  Well, this is a lot worse.  Back then I was considering setting the story into epic verse just to keep an overly technical post interesting.  I’m thinking maybe this Read On..

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Rhymes with "Generator"

A larger and considerably cleaner generator than ours. So does anyone have a good phrase for me that rhymes with “Generator Oil Leak” because I’m thinking Bad Poetry in the Epic format may be the only way to make this entertaining. One of the reason that our blog posts have Read On..

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