In Her Daddy’s Footsteps

Mike and Gina filtered the gas twice.
©2012 Cheryl Crockett Lezovich

Mike Gardner is the kind of guy you want to have around in nearly any situation. He’s an auto mechanic, construction boss, divemaster, galley guru and Boy Scout leader all rolled into one. Got a question? Consult Mikepedia.

Mike’s daughter Gina is like her dad back in Atlanta, always ready to pitch in on home improvement projects or, in our case, boat repairs. The dinghy motor started clanking like a steam shovel this afternoon and my Mike asked for volunteers to help fix it. Gina jumped right in.

She and Mike filtered the gas twice, removing about two plastic bottles’ worth of water. Then he replaced the spark plug and the dinghy was ready for a test drive.

Mikayla is a regular mast monkey.
©2012 Cheryl Crockett Lezovich

Not to be outdone, Mikayla ascended the mast for the fifth time in three days. The wind and waves finally had calmed enough for her to reinstall the Stecktronics tri-color light at the top. She spent several minutes stripping the wires and crimping them to the original ones at the light source. She maneuvered the base back into place, installed the screws and soon the fixture operated for the first time since lightning struck it two months ago.

Seems like someone else is as handy as her dad.


About Cheryl Crockett Lezovich

Mom, first mate and writer aboard a 40' Manta catamaran, S/V Happy Times.
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One Response to In Her Daddy’s Footsteps

  1. Barbara Hart says:

    Way to go Mikayla! I’ve not yet gone to the top of our mast. I’m impressed! Hugs to you.


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