Damn and blast – the beast parts company with the slug
Super Dylan really enjoyed this vlog. Isn’t this just the core of relaxed sailing, yes its nice if things don’t break, but often these challenges offer opportunities which can often be missed when everything is going ‘hunky dory’.Keep trucking….Philip
Diesel Engine – Its in a holejust chuck money into it.
Better still, get yourself an outboard 4 stroke.More reliable than 2 stroke I have found in the gardenMercury 4hp saildrive 2 stroke is a pain constantly.Cost me 600-700 and only done 30-50 hours use
2 stroke petrol pipes always degrade because of the oil.4hp lawnmower has been going for 15yrs, massive abbuse and still great.good old briggs and stratton.Andrew.
I fear you might be correct Andrew.
I have to say that the diesel has been an expensive thing to keep going – but it is great when the weather is rubbish and it is pretty quiet – although an outboard in a well would be agreat thing to have – Liberty 22 or Hurley. However, jumping ships is not on the cards for the foresee-able future.
Tough luck with the engine mount but it should not be too hard except for access!i would recommenb you replace all 4 as the new one will not be the same as the old and overload the old ones. Thes worn out engine bed will also be some of the cause of the damage to the shaft bearings as the engine is moving too much and or ‘saging’ and getting out of align.Forget engines in a cotpit well. watr comes in and its noisy and smelly espically when there is an issue!cheers.warren
love the except for access bit – as for lining up – well it was nicely lined up with the saggy ,ounys
so now I assume with young, firm, youthful mounts it will no longer line up
spoken to Robin (the boat) Dunn this morning on the phone – Saturday – he seems confident that the slug will be back in action within a week
I agree with the outboard fourstroke, when my inboard died, I switched. The main disadvantage is when in heavy seas, and pitching a lot, the prop lifts out of the water every now and then. Hang in there! Cheers, Alan
I had a 22 footer with an outboard – I have to say that I think I would have got into trouble leaving wells with it because any sort of wave would have it coming out of the water and cavitating horribly
whereas the slug and the beast got me through
but if an engine does not work….its useless
however, once I have replaced the engine mounts everything around the engine will have been replaced and the engine itself is pretty new so hopefully it will stop breaking
Hi DylanJust for future reference, Super glue (the stuff in the tiny tube that sticks skin ) sticks rubber very well indeed.
I would have used it…. but I would not have managed to get the rubber back into place before the glue went off
so it was long and slow – got back to the pontoon at low revs – just had to wait until the tide had slackened a bit and paddled into place
now got to wait to see what it will cost to replace them
Buck up mate, it’s only an engine mount…..I just spent the last day and a half replacing the bloody head and accompanying plumbing, trade you for engine mounts any day!Best definition I ever heard of cruising was “Sailing your boat to interesting new ports to make expensive repairs!”.Have a whisky and relax!
OR another way to say it.Long distance cruising is ‘Fixing boats in exotic places’How true, if only the exotic was true for most of us.There are worst ways to live!warren
I agree – its a great saying
not sure how exotic Brightlingsea or Wisbech are to us Brits but the Americans seem to find the films I shot there pretty interesting. Thats the weird thing with a camera and KTL – you have to remember that a few thousand other people are lookign down the viewfinder with you.
You said a choice of epoxy or super glue, but I wonder how well Stikaflex would have done instead, how long it would have taken to cure. You must have had some left over fron the propshaft refit? any thoughts?Steve