We are in Halifax, Nova Scotia today after having spent the night on our boat at the downtown marina. As planned before we started the trip, we will take the boat to Seamasters Marine Services, a 5 star Yamaha service center, and get the oil changed for both outboard engines and for the generator.
Heading further into the Halifax Bay we pass a number of Canadian Navy ships docked. This is the home port for much of their Atlantic fleet.
Before getting the oil changed we saw this amazing boat docked. It is called the Turanor PlanetSolar boat. The 1st boat to circle the globe by only using solar power.
The catamaran design makes holding the massive array of solar panels possible. This boat weighs nearly 100 tons! The batteries are the bulk of the weight.
When we got close to the Seamasters Marine Services dock Clark Malcolm, their Lead CS person, came out in an inflatable and guided us in through the very narrow channel to their dock. It was no problem and an appreciated service by them.
Clark Malcolm (on the right) and Ron Snow, their Sr. Marine Tech and Shop Foreman.
Positioning the boat to then drive it up onto the trailer, to then pull it out in order properly change the oil.
Using the engines and hand winch to move the boat further up onto the trailer.
Pulling up onto the trailer in order to change the oil
Using a tractor to slowly pull the boat and trailer out of the water.
The tractor with boat being moved to a spot where the oil will be changed.
After changing the boat’s oil we went back to downtown Halifax and met our good friends John and Sue Dietrich who had just flown in from Utah and who will spend the next 5 days with us on the boat. Here the 4 of us are in front of the fun tug boat named Theodore Too.
The whole staff at Seamasters Marine Services were just outstanding, both highly professional yet very friendly and accommodating. I strongly recommend them for anyone needing boat or engine servicing in Halifax area.
Walking along the boardwalk in downtown Halifax…very fun.
Downtown Halifax with very new, modern buildings and lovely buildings from many, many years ago. A nice blend.