Originally Posted by Faster
I'm not familiar with the Yanmars, and indeed the problem was likely the filter o-ring.
But here's another thought... Were you motor sailing prior to these incidents? I know that some Bukh diesels will pump their entire oil reservoir into the bilge if they are run at too great a heeling angle..... Given the time between leaks could there be a correlation there??
I doubt this is the problem, as the boat was at the dock the second time...
Also, sounds like they hadn't even made it out of the marina the first time around.
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