I sailed over to Île Tintamarre today and joined Bernd and Carmen on Mau, they also had Sue from the boat Nomad aboard as a guest and were joined by a couple, Audrey and xxx aboard their boat Leila at the anchorage. Bernd, Carmen, Sue and I headed over to the tugboat wreck for a dive in the afternoon and after that strenuous exercise we had a great dinner aboard Mau consisting of spicy sausages and wonderful couscous that Carmen had concocted.
After dinner I returned to Zanshin and fired up the generator to charge the batteries and run the compressor to fill the 4 tanks we'd used that day, but the generator stopped and I didn't notice it ... the compressor merrily ate over 180 amp hours at 24V from the inverter and had significanly drained the batteries before I noted it. I saw that the error code was excessive temperature in the exhaust, most likely meaning that the impeller was once again in need of a change.

Tintamarre beach Tintamarre beach
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Tintamarre beach
Kitchen and pocket knives sharpened Some of the kitchen and pocket knives after sharpening on my 3 wet stones (1000, 3000, and 12000 grit).
(2012-03-12 14:41:48 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/16.0, 1/40s] ISO 100 Focus 0.50m)
Kitchen and pocket knives sharpened
Razor blades sharpened My 2 DOVO razor blades after sharpening on the 1000 grit, then 3000 and finally on 12000 grit superstones from Japan.
(2012-03-12 14:43:10 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/9.0, 1/50s] ISO 100 Focus 0.71m)
Razor blades sharpened
Carmen and Sue descending Carmen and Sue descending together on the way down to the sunken Tugboat at Tintamarre. Sue had 4 pounds of lead from my belt to help her get to depth.
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Carmen and Sue descending
Southern Sennet A school of Southern Sennet circling the tugboat wreck at Tintamarre, St. Martin
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Southern Sennet

(2012-03-12 16:06:22 NIKON D7000 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/4.0, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus 0.89m)
Sergeant Majors at the wreck Sergeant Majors at the tugboat wreck off Tintamarre in St. Martin.
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Sergeant Majors at the wreck
Mutton Snapper and Seargeant Majors A large Mutton Snapper at the tugboat wreck at Ile Tintamarre, St. Martin surrounded by Sergeant Majors
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Mutton Snapper and Seargeant Majors

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Chubb Chubb
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Chubb
Porcupinefish in the wreck The porcupinefish of the tugboat wreck in cover and concealment inside the tugboat.
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Porcupinefish in the wreck
Photographer in the distance Photographer in the distance
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Photographer in the distance
Bernd and Carmen on the other side Bernd and Carmen on the far side of the tugboat wreck off Ile Tintamarre, St. Martin
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Bernd and Carmen on the other side
Tomtates at the wreck School of Tomtates at the tugboat wreck, Ile Tintamarre, St. Martin.
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Tomtates at the wreck
Carmen at the tugboat Carmen at the tugboat
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Carmen at the tugboat
Spanish Hogfish A Spanish Hogfish inside the tugboat wreck at Ile Tintamarre, St. Martin.
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Spanish Hogfish
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