A quick post about the mixing elbow. When our good friend the marine engineer rescued us from the impeller incident, he also discovered that the mixing elbow was leaking. Just a simple fix, he said. Take it in for welding and it will be good as new. Sure thing, too easy.
When you have a boat, there is no such thing as an easy fix. We went back to the marina the next day to take off the mixing elbow and have the leak welded. As you can see in the picture, the whole thing just fell apart.
As with most things here in the Top End, it seems to be much easier and quicker to order on line. So, we did. Cheaper, and delivered to your door in three days. As soon as it arrived, we went and fitted it ourselves. How proud we were. I know it sounds a little silly, but Pete and I are not very handy. I barely know the difference between spanners, screwdrivers and how is it possible to have so many different nuts and bolts and bits and thingamajigs.
We achieved our first important repair, with a positive ‘we can do this’ attitude.