R.I.P. Starboard engine!!!

Posted by on January 22, 2013

3YM20_700-575Crap comes in threes… and it becomes progressively more expensive!

First the jib, then the main, and now the starboard diesel!

A bracket holding the coolant hose failed, causing the hose to chafe against the belt, causing the coolant to drain. The relevant alarm sounded, but by the time it was actioned the engine had seriously overheated.

Will hopefully be covered by insurance, but we don’t need another nasty surprise.

On a brighter note, I have already booked flights, accomodation, car hire, and tickets for the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May. It’ll be nice to get back into boatie mode, even for a weekend.

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