The day started off with rain, which was fine because I had planned to do work on the tween deck.
When it rains, I always check to see where the leaks are and place buckets where needed.
During a break in the rain, I did my walk around the ship.
I was sad to see that the varnish needs tending to and I guess we (I) also have to do some weeding:
All seemed well, so I went below to start on my project for the day.
The patient (or victim):
Last year, during the photo survey project, we had trouble with one of the submersible pumps…don’t know if it was this one or its twin. I watched Brush open it up, clean it, and get it working again. He stressed being able to take things apart and do basic troubleshooting.
Okay, I think I can do this.
First thing I noticed, there was a crack in the power cord cover, which exposed the wiring within. Worrying. I taped it up with electrical tape for the time being.
I moved the pump on to a workbench, so I could get a better look at the bottom.
Hm. Need socket wrench to loosen the bolts. No problem. We have a bunch, right?
To my chagrin, the sockets were all too large. I found a T-handle wrench, but it was too small. Argh!
Well, so much for taking apart the pump. I dawdled about for a bit, then decided to leave.
Seems there’s a rat problem on the pier. Here’s one of the rat bait stations that have appeared:
Experimenting with an app:
The research vessel Falkor, was at Pier 9:
One of Falkor’s rat guards:
First time I’ve seen a QR code on a ship:
Celebrity Millennium’s rat guards:
Noticed this sign at Pier 10/11, which I think is fairly new:
Tires at Pier 13:
Once I got home, I checked a socket wrench set that belonged to my dad. I think this will do the trick: