Sea Strainers

Today was the day to clean all the sea strainers. The seals are getting a bit brittle and two of them showed signs of seepage. Looks like I'll be a Fawcetts getting gasket kits for all the strainers. I image that if the lid seal is getting brittle then the bowl seal will also have to be changed. This is going to be a pain of a project given that I have 4 strainers to rebuild, but getting the out and then putting them back will be the bigger challenge. Ah boat projects :)
Otherwise, it was 63 degrees today, that is nice for Feb. 20. For now the forecast are not calling for bitter cold days - maybe winter is ending. This winter was mild compared to the past two. I've only used about 15 gal of diesel and most of that was in the last few weeks. Last year was 64 gal and the year before that was about 110 gal. (that was a brutal winter). What is really nice this winter is that it is my last winter up here!