What nice weather we had today! My only wish was that there was a bit more wind but it was enough to sail us out the gate 4 miles or so and back in. Simon was hoping that more residual swell from the storm that went roaring through on Sat was out there; but everything had subsided. We ended the day motoring back in from Pt Blunt (Angel Island) because the sun was setting and the wind dropped down. Simon has an engine temp issue to track down; gets too warm while running 2800 RPM or above. Just a reminder Simon; your Tachometer might not be reading correct; it's possible that we were running at higher RPM. Adjust your throttle linkage and see if it will run any faster wide open (the injector pump governor will limit it at 4000). You can run the engine up to max throttle for a short time it won't overheat immediately.
If the tach is incorrect then the engine cooling might be OK as is. If the tach is correct then you need to track down the reason for the temp rise.
All in all; I'm very impressed with the E39 that Simon bought! Extremely well outfitted for cruising; nice interior, nice cockpit setup for singlehanded sailing. The primaries aft of the helm seem odd at first but it really works well to have a helm in front of the winches and traveler just ahead of the helm. An improvement would be a windward sheeting traveler so that the traveler is easy to adjust while holding the helm.
Quote of the day: "I've never had a Fosters before..." - Simon V
Made in El Paso TX...Australian for Beer?