So we anchored in the harbour and proceeded to learn how to change the impeller. We got the instructions out and found the new impeller, took the cover off the raw water pump, took the old beat up useless impeller out (see picture above) and the piece of the impeller that was stuck in the discharge line and proceeded to try and put the new impeller on. You guessed it, it didn't fit, SHIT, what next!!!! We looked at the old impeller and figured out that new impeller screw was bigger than the old one and it wouldn't fit in the water pump shaft slot that it was designed for. REALLY BIG SHIT. but wait, could we take the old screw out and put it in the new impeller, yes indeed, we could and VOILA, when we turned the engine on water came flying out the back like it is supposed to, yippee, We then went and checked in to the U.S. and I calmed down somewhat, I am still a bit rattled as is Barry I am sure after being hollered at, very loudly.
After checking in we walked downtown and loaded up on citrus fruit, garlic, eggs, chicken and beef, all substances which you are not allowed to import into the U.S. Then we hit the Dairy Queen for products to calm my nerves, a peanut buster parfait did the trick, stopped off at U.S. customs to get out U.S. cruising permit then strolled back to the boat. I wish I had had the camera with us because we saw the most unusual metal sculptures of birds that were attached to the top of some pilings, there was a pelican, a seagull and a heron, they were gorgeous.