More Genset Blues, Regattas, Repairs, Maintenance, and Metaphysics.

Alongside Fukuoka
Weather: showers clearing, mild

I started the day once more attending to the genset. I needed it to work on the repairs to the transom, but it would not start. I am pretty sure the problem lies in the slow speed fuel circuit in the carburettor, so I pulled the carburettor off, cleaned it, and reassembled it, but it still would not start. I did the same thing again, and the second time round it did start, but it is still running quite rough. It will have to do for now.

The regatta continues, with more pomp and fanfare. Today the flags were even bigger.

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In addition to continuing with repairs to the stern I am pleased to have been able to get some maintenance tasks done. Today I finished replacing another window. It feels good to be making progress in areas other just than fixing the damaged stern and fiddling with the genset.

Also studies continue. This week we are getting into concepts of personal identity. Last week we were looking at some of the earlier philosophers, namely Locke and Hume, but now we are getting into some more contemporary stuff which is quite interesting, and the language is mostly easier to follow. The week's readings include various bazaar thought experiments, involving brain transplants, teletransportation, and mad sadistic scientists. All quite fun really.

All is well.