ICW Day 16 – Tuesday & Wednesday November 1/2, 20nm, mile 309.3, 469 total nautical miles. Southport marina with 4 other boats. Wally set us up there so we could talk to Zimmerman marine about the outboard engine. Despite our best efforts to troubleshoot the outboard, gasoline keeps pouring into the cylinders. We were able to have Zimmerman Marine look at it, and they diagnosed that the fuel pump diaphragm is perforated. Leaking directly into the combustion chamber. They arranged to have a new fuel pump shipped to Charleston. Great folks that helped us on short notice.
We also had the time to purchase a bosun’s chair so that I can go back up the mast to install the VHF antenna either upside down or sideways to bring our long range VHF and AIS back on line. Fun little town and a nice marina. Weather continues to be wonderful as the wind laid down and the sun came out for the run from Wrightsville to Southport. Had to contend with the Snows Cut bridge. Dinner with our group at Fishy Fishy.