Monday, February 11, 2013

How Not to End a Weekend Cruise...

We had a great time with Eric and three of his friends from college spending a weekend on the boat.  Unfortunately on the way home we had a few troubles.  First a clamp failed on the starboard side of the engine and all our freshwater coolant drained out.  Shut the engine down, kept sailing towards home.  New clamp, refilled reservoir.  Started engine again and the belt to the alternator / seawater pump broke.  Went to replace the belt and bolts were missing on the alternator.

One bad (poor) maintenance thing after another.  At least I've kept up with paying my unlimited towing from BOAT/US.


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