Nantucket - Friday, August 9, 2019
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My Trips:

My Blogspot Journal
2011 Trip @ Lakeshore Images
2012 Trip @ Lakeshore Images
2013 Trip to Nova Scotia
2014 Trip Across the US & Canada
2015 Trip to Alaska & More
2015-16 Southwest Trip
2016 - 2017 trip to the Southwest for the winter
2017 - 2018 Trip to Pick up an Escape 21 & More
2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg, Albuquerque, and More

Nantucket Trip August, 2005
Nantucket Trip August, 2007
Nantucket Trip August, 2008
Nantucket Trip July, 2010
Nantucket Trip, August, 2011
Nantucket Trip, August 2013
Nantucket Trip, August 2016

Index & Day 1


We started off the day with a trip to the police station to get a clamming permit for me. I now have a lifetime permit for Nantucket - pays to be old!

The plan was to take the boat to one of David's favorite spots, but first we had to get the trailer lights working. Quite a project. The previous wirer decided to tie the ground & tail lights together, which made a dead short if the truck's lights were on. We tried using the old wiring after fixing it, but that meant using the trailer frame as a ground. It didn't work well, so we finally rewired the entire thing. By then it was too late to go clamming, so maybe tomorrow.
The New Trailer Wiring

I forgot to tell the Guido's that coming to Nantucket on a Friday is a bad idea. The traffic held them up to the point where they got to wave at the 2:45 boat as it headed out without them. At least they didn't get their luggage on the cart. The plan now is to catch the 5:00 Fast Ferry & arrive around 6:00.

While we were text messaging back & forth (what did I do before I had unlimited texting?) I checked out the magnetic starter on the table saw. Unfortunately, it is dead, and even more unfortunately, obsolete. An exact replacement (used) is over $400.00. I don't know all that much about magnetic starters, but it looks like I can get a replacement from Amazon for around $70.00 so I'll give it a try. The worst that could happen is I'll let the magic smoke out of the starter. It should arrive before I leave, although Amazon Prime doesn't always manage to do two days on the Island.

Well, the Guido's caught the 5:00 Fast Ferry, but it wasn't so fast - it arrived at 6:12. I took a couple of harbor photos while waiting:
Houses on the Harbor A "Cute" Boat The Fast Ferry The Guido's Arrive
At The Luggage Dollies A Panorama (With an iPhone 10) of the Harbor (Large Version)

We ordered a bunch of pizzas for dinner. They are off David's diet, but he is allowed every once in awhile...


Until tomorrow -