Sep 18, 2007

Stuck in Little Falls.

Well sunovabitch. Woke up this morning. Early and cold. Started up the engine, and for some strange cosmic reason I looked over the side to make sure the engine was spitting out water... and was it? No. Do you think it would have been had I not looked? Kinda like if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it.

I dismantled the water pump and found two of the fins on the impeller broken. I searched around town, but no one carries the little rubber bastard I needed. So our only option was to order the part online.

Two impellers (a spare for the future) $51.00
snap ring for the impeller (again, a spare) $10.00
Tachometer (RPM gauge - just so i know) $110.00 (OUCH!)
and UPS 2nd Day Shipping $20.00
total - $190.00

Damn, that hurts, and combined with the fact that we will probably be here for three days... I'm feeling a little depressed. Time to go eat some good food.


  1. Well at least you're stuck somewhere and not nowhere.

    Harder to get parts in nowhere.

  2. Cost of parts: $190.00

    Trip of a lifetime: Priceless!

    Enjoy every moment!

  3. Hi Chad & LeeAnn!

    I am SO glad we got you that new hat!!

    Be safe!

    Love Aunt Kathy

  4. At least you know how to fix the thing. Have fun waiting around. Work on securing the rights to your ramen noodle cookbook.

  5. Hey guys! We'll see you tomorrow (Lord willing and the creeks don't rise :-) for a fabulous trip through locks 16 and 17!