I hear what you're saying. The boat was in-op when they moved aboard. He brought a Perkins deisel with him, and spent the next six weeks with the installation, and rerigging the beast. When they moved aboard that thing was a superfund site. Incredibly, they were eventually on their way from HHI to the AVI to get married. They set sail just as hurricane season was getting underway... He was a sound mechanic, but I don't think he really had a good understanding of what he was getting himself and his fiance into. He seemed to be of the opinion that, as a master diesel mechanic, he could handle any problems they might encounter.