We fired up Yan Diesel and headed out for our new adventure. We were motor-sailing along when the engine overheated. We stopped it right away and found that there was no coolant. We check every morning before we start up so that was weird. Filled up the coolant and started the engine again but very soon it overheated again... no coolant. So we sailed back into the place we had been. Lots of fun sailing in and setting the anchor with no engine.
Turns out the water jacket in the exhaust manifold that runs cool sea water over the hot fresh water coolant has corroded and there is a hole. The coolant just gets flushed out with the sea water exhaust. A local mechanic whipped off the manifold and took it back to his shop. Luckily, the mail boat was in and scheduled to leave for Nassau Wednesday night so he hustled the part up to Simms where the boat docks. He knows someone in Nassau who will sandblast, weld and machine the surface to put it right... for now. Sort of leaves you unsure about heading off into the sunset. Lucky for us that it happened an hour out instead of a hundred miles from here.
So we are hanging around Long Island doing small jobs on the boat and visiting with other boaters.
|Cleaning Yan Diesel|
|Goin' my way?|
|Internet café – the Sou’ Side Bar|
|Life is tough!|
|Pam’s kitchen window|
|Another sunset, another G&T|