Got some more spares for our Beta 38 hp diesel engine

 Another impeller, some zincs, some O rings for the stack tube in the heat exchanger and some O ring gaskets for the bolts in the stack tube.
We purchased these parts at H & M Marine (Beta Marine West) in Sausalito, CA


Beginning of October 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in Pacific Beach, San Diego CA

And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season.

It was Harbor Freight time

 Yes we needed a couple of in-expensive tools so we went to Harbor Freight in Chula Vista after the Chula Vista Marine Swap Meet.
 First we needed a "rivet gun" to add two brackets to the kayak, They will enable us to attach the seat in back more solidly than now. Now we attach the back of the seat to the strap that runs across the back of the kayak, It is a bit sloppy. So four rivets, two for each bracket and the rivet gun is done. No sense spending lots for the rivet gun.
Putting in the rivets with a rivet gun we borrowed while in Puerto Vallatra, Mexico.
Trimming off the rivets with the Drummel. We need to add two more brackets like these.
 Next we got a 3\8 ratchet for the metric socket tools we have in a pouch. When we go to use the metric wrenches\sockets we seem to always have to rip out the SAE  pouch and steel the 3\8 ratchet from there. It is a pain. So an in-expensive  3\8 ratchet in this case and a composite one so it will not short things out etc.
 Also we a "Receptacle Tester" to use at dock boxes. We have a pig-tale that we can plug into the 30 amp shore power chord and has a end like a wall socket at the other end. So with this tester we can test the shore power connection before we plug in. At lest that is the idea. Another cruiser recommended this system and to test first. We shall see how it works out? The pig tale we found in a dumpster. It works good. 

And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season.

Purchased two 4" LED Submersible lights for anchoring

These two lights we are going to use for anchoring. We will put one under the anchor roller and one on the stern in the exhaust fan vent pointed down to the water.  This will make it better for the pangas to see us. The lights will be on PhotoCell switches so they come on and off automatically. We will be able to turn them off at a marina if we want to or underway.

Beginning of October 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in Pacific Beach, San Diego CA

Waterproof design
Easy to install nearly anywhere
Ultra bright
Submersible
And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season.

New electric toothbrush purchased - Oral-B Pro 3000


Beginning of October 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in Pacific Beach, San Diego CA


Ok not very exciting but our old toothbrush - Oral-B - died so of course they do not make it anymore. That means we had to buy a new and improved and more expensive one to get the same things we had last time. We purchased the Oral-B 3000. This is still gear we use on the boat so we posted it😁

Whiter teeth starting day 1 Whitens by removing surface stains
Oral-B's Bluetooth technology connects to your electric toothbrush to the Oral-B App for personalized brushing routines and daily monitoring.
In-handle brushing timer pulses every 30 seconds to let you know when to switch areas of the your mouth
3 Mode Toothbrush Handle: (1) Daily Clean Plus visible Pressure Sensor - lights up to indicate when brushing too hard. (2) Gum Care Mode - massage mode(3) Sensitive Mode - for a gentle routine
Oral-B is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide


And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season.

Fujifilm FinePix XP90 Waterproof digital camera purchased


Beginning of October 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in Pacific Beach, San Diego CA

 We wanted an underwater camera and a camera we could take pictures of hard to get at places. If we think it will be a picture day or pictures for projects etc this will come in handy. So now I can take pictures of the bottom of the boat or even a movie or the anchor when it is set etc. Also it is pretty fun in the pool for selfies of us under water!  This we purchased from Amazon.com.
We also purchased this floaty for the camera.


And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season.

Purchased a Capri Tools 407 Piece SAE Universal O-Ring set


Beginning of October 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in Pacific Beach, San Diego CA

"32 SIZES: This O-ring assortment set can cover all your needs with 407 pieces distributed across 32 sizes
HEAVY-DUTY: Not your basic rubber, Buna-nitrile (Buna-N) is specially formulated to resist penetration at (70a durometer)
DURABLE: Buna-N is also proven to endure the test of time with incredible long-term durability
HIGH STANDARDS: These O-Rings comply with aerospace standards AS568A
CONVENIENT HARD CASE: These 407 O-Rings come in a convenient carrying case for storage and portability"

These come in way handy. No more searching through some town looking for an O ring or calling other boaters for a O ring...well, hopefully. 

And yet another part checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season.

Dive regulator re-built at San Diego Divers

Thanks to Mike and Holly on s\v Wanuskewin for recommending this shop. They are avid divers.
Beginning of October 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We are currently house sitting in Pacific Beach, San Diego CA

 Lobby.
 Display 
 Getting my regulator.
 Happy camper!
 Back room, tank filling area etc. 
 This is the work area where they re-furbished my dive regulator.
The top one is the old one we got re-furbished and the bottom US Divers
is the one we picked up at the Chula Vista Marine Swap Meet.
 Debbie and I dropped off the regulator at San Diego Divers and had it re-built. It is old so no re-build kit for it. They did use some O-rings on hand and some other parts and got it going good again. Now for the small price for the re-furbish I can clean the  boat bottom more comfortably. I was getting some water in my mouth while breathing in. It was an exhaust valve not closing. 
And yet another part checked off the US buy\fix list for the next cruising season.