(Ron Writing) This morning the Yamaha dealer called to tell us he had some bad news. They installed the new stator in our generator but that didn’t completely solve the problem. It led them to the next problem which was a defective electronics module. That module is rather large and fully “potted” inside of a heat sink enclosure. Getting a new module would take at least 3 days and that very expensive item would drive the cost up to where it seemed like a better idea to just buy a new generator.
After some negotiation with the owner of the dealership we struck a deal and the bottom line is we ended up with a new generator and he ended up with a lot of our money and our old generator. He didn’t have the generator in stock but another dealer in Norway, Maine had one that he was willing to transfer to our dealer. Norway was right on our intended route so we picked it up this afternoon.
We took the long scenic route between Gorham, NH and Norway, ME. From Gorham we took NH-16 north which follows right alongside the Androscoggin River. This is a heavily forested and lightly populated area. We stopped at an especially scenic spot along the river and spent some time visiting with a Eben, a gentleman visiting the area to do some fly fishing. His buddy was standing out in the river with waders fly fishing for trout. When we told Eben where we were headed he offered to let us spend a night in a condo he owns on the coast of Maine!
At Errol, NH we took state route 26 south through Umbagog State Park and beside Umbagog Lake right on the New Hampshire/Maine border. This is another very scenic route through a heavily forested area and through Grafton Notch and the Grafton Notch State Park in Maine. This, too, is an area with about a million trees for every person. We stopped briefly at the post office in Bethel, ME to pick up a package that we had ordered and sent to General Delivery in Bethel.
We then continued south on ME-26 to Norway and picked up our new generator at Ken’s Yamaha. He was expecting us and had the generator all prepped and ready to go. We drove about 3 miles south on ME-26 to Oxford where we are parked for the night at the Wal*Mart Super Center.