Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Engine Issues

As you know if you read my blog regularly the engine alarmed on the way into Santa Cruz de Tenerife. I t appeared to be overheating so my first thought was to check the thru hull and the impeller. The thru hull stuck in the closed position, then on a cool day I was able to open it with no effort at all. Then it warmed up again and is once again stuck. Anyway, its open so today I started the engine. Good water out the exhaust so I presume that the impeller is OK. Since it was not warming up very fast I put Reboot in gear to put a little bit of load on the engine. There was some vibration but I wrote it off to the fact that we were tied to the dock.

All of a sudden I looked at the stern and found a piece of plastic netting floating away behind Reboot. So my take is that there is something (or was something) wrapped around the prop.) Tomorrow I will dive and take a look, not my favorite occupation given that we are in a marina and the water is less than perfectly clean. I will let you know what I find.

Fair winds and following seas.

1 comment:

  1. A good hosing off, a hot sudsey shower and 8-12 oz minimum of the local hooch. Cheapest they got.
    Medicinal purposes of course.