Rio Grande

Routine maintenance today.

Since leaving Florianopolis we had run the engine for 60 hours. The engine bilge had about ¼ cup of coolant. Much reduced from previous observations. This was cleared up.

Other jobs:
- Engine lube oil top up.
- Tighten shaft gland. Packing likely needs replacing.
- Clean auto bilge pump and raw water inlet filters.
- Tighten alternator belt.

It has become apparent that using the generator for quick charging is not effective. Charging for an hour with engine is.