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Berrimilla Down Under Mars Status Report 20 June 2008

Status Report From: Berrimilla Down-under Mars
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008

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FRIDAY, 20 JUNE 2008

Ice cover prediction

Big section on NPR - national public radio - on likelihood of record low ice covferage this year - N pole maybe completely ice free in summer in 5 years. Sad - if the Canadian govt doesn't get in on the act real soon, all the sacred sites - Inuit, Franklin, de Loos and the rest - will have cruise ship hot dog stalls and live entertainment. Appalling thought that the places where people died of starvation and cold after eating their dead friends could one day be exploited and desecrated but I bet it happens. Just look down south...

Today is getting the old gearbox off - if I can manage it. Very tight squeeze and very difficult to get spanners on some of the bolts. Also now cold, miserable rain, drab muddy dirt roads so bike riding no fun and cold hands.

Will report this evening.

POSTED BY BERRIMILLA DOWNUNDERMARS AT 18:47


Unbegobsmackingpangalacticallyamazing.

After a couple of phone calls to JW in Oz and then to Zee F in Seattle, then to Norm at Marine Engine Repairs, also in Seattle - who took my credit card number - there's a ZF10M 2.72-1 gearbox in the mail to S/V Berrimilla in Dutch Harbour. If we don't get fogged in, it should be here in about 4 days - just time to get the old one off and in the mail back to JW in Oz - where it should still be in warranty. Might just cover the cost of postage. Over to you, Examiner! Now for a small Consultation with Adam ther Diver - if he's not under a fishing boat somewhere.

POSTED BY BERRIMILLA DOWNUNDERMARS AT 01:38


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