Another nice (calm and sunny) day so I took the boat to the Lighthouse Marina fuel station.
I had no idea of how much fuel was in the boat so I, finally, decided to check using a long dip stick. It appeared to have a half tank on starboard and a bit less on the port. I topped up the starboard. This was just a bit more than 300L. I put in about the same on the port side – so its probably not quite as full. The total was 665L. This should last awhile (like a year). However; I will fill up when I get back from the trip up Jervis (assuming that the weather is good enough to go). This should give me an idea of fuel consumption.
I am pretty sure the two tanks are connected but I think the connection is shut. I will have to check this.
I left the fuel station and just a short time later I was passing a sailboat which happened to be calling for a tow. I gather that the engine was filling the boat with sea water when it was running so the guy tossed out the anchor. I took him under tow – got him back to his ‘parking spot’ in Porpoise Bay.
Just as well as it was a perfect day to be out on the water and the oven was still heating up (to cook my pizza – lunch).
The plan was to spend the rest of the day on my mooring buoy in front of Sandy Hook. This was spoiled as someone decided to install their mooring buoy much too near mine. This made mine unusable. I will have to track that person down.
Looks like a ‘gong show’ down there. So many more mooring buoys and the boat ramp seems saturated with small boats. I can only imagine how much of this stuff is abandoned – and nobody would ever know.
I decided to spend the rest of the day on the dock at the Farm. I arrived to find the pizza done. Lunch time!