Tuesday, February 15, 2011
On Friday we paid for our new outboard engine, the old one having succumbed to a severe case of corrosion in its nether regions. We also visited the "Chemical Man" who runs a shop where one can obtain all sorts of chemicals, otherwise difficult to obtain. The gentleman in question is either very very old or grossly affected by his products! As the shop is in the centre of town it is a wonder that it has been allowed to continue to operate. Having seen it we realise that this could be due to a realisation of the involved difficulties on the part of anyone considering shutting it down. It would take months to carry out a risk assessment and more months for an environmental impact assessment. However, we acquired methyl ethyl ketone (epoxy solvent), isoprpyl alcohol (for cleaning before applying sealant) and cloroform (for killing weevils in flour and cereals) - the lesser of two weevils.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
So what do you do to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rabbit? Obviously with a name like Sea Bunny this means another mascot and this blog site. Yesterday, New Years Eve. we rashly went in search of a new 9.8 outboard motor, most of the Chinese shop houses were closed draped in red - fabric, fresh chinese lanterns and refurbished ancestor altars. China was like a ghost town with empty, clean streets and hundreds of lanterns are flying everywhere.
Some places had open house and the one above in an outboard repair place, there were lots of goodies to pop into the stock pot. Last night the sky was littered with fireworks and the sound of fire crackers.