Trouble in Paradise?

Major trauma on “C” Dock … yesterday, the normal pumpout day for “C” Dock was postponed until today because of changing schedules.  But then the “B” & “C” dock pumpout units started sucking air … literally, no suction.

Pump Out Boxes are disassembled, pipes roto-rooted and any pipe with an air leak has been replaced.... still no joy.

Pump Out Boxes are disassembled, pipes roto-rooted and any pipe with an air leak has been replaced…. still no joy.

And no end in sight to the trauma.

It’s not for a lack of trying … plumbers were here all day today and all day yesterday.  The system was roto-rootered, an air leak found and corrected in a pipe, but still no suction.

Dock pumpout carts sit idle and marina staff and the plumbing company go crazy trying to figure out the puzzle.

Dock pumpout carts sit idle and marina staff and the plumbing company go crazy trying to figure out the puzzle.

Meanwhile back at on “C” Dock, boats are not happy.  Some are in more dire straits than others. With our tiny 15 gallon holding tank, we always try to go up to the marina bathrooms and showers to conserve our holding tank, but still….

You just never know what kind of surprises a windy day in Key West will have in store!  Aahhhh…. life in paradise!  🙂

 

Comments

  1. Keith Davie says:

    Time for a trip three miles out!

    • Yep, except for the blowing 25 part. Not sure we could get out of our slip, and if we did, we’d likely be pinned against the concrete seawall by the wind. This is when we needed that bigger engine. How did your survey go Keith?

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