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help

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:52 pm
by lewharve
we were heading south and the boat started surging and stalled I had to jump start it. it surged all the way to st Augustine cleared the lions bridge and died. plus all our elect died so we are dead.
we are at a mooring in st Augustine and they want us out tue. but we can't find a slip and we have to be on a dock to get our boat fixed. not a good time
any suggestions

Re: help

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:13 pm
by GeoffSchultz
Strap your dinghy athwart-ship and use it as a tug boat. I've had to do it several times and it works well.

-- Geoff

Re: help

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:07 pm
by cberdie
Change your fuel filter and try to run it. If that does 't work, tying the dingy alongside as tug boat or tow boat us is best bet.
Carl

Re: help

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:21 pm
by lewharve
we have a hard dink wit 2 hp Honda which is not working
we need a place to dock in st Augustine for a week
and what kid of starter goes on a freedom 45 with a yanmar

Re: help

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:51 pm
by lewharve
we did have bad filter but it was a small one hidden under the floor.
we got the starter replaced and the engine starts on a dime and runs great

Re: help

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:01 pm
by Kimber
That's great. It's almost always the simplest things like clean fuel, air and a clean prop on a diesel.