Originally Posted by Hartley18
Dylan, it's a bilge-keeler FFS - a rusty bilge-keeler at that! ..I imagine a raft of 44-gallon drums would sail better than that.
Unless you plan to turn your Island Cruise into a Slug Restoration blog - run! run far away!!.. and forget about it. No-one (especially someone like you) needs something like that - even for free!
Hartley old man have you ever seen the Slug out of the water ? The British National Health Service performs better to windward. The Sea Witch may well be a bilger but she's a deeper bilger than Yon Slug and that must count for something.
OTOH, Yon Slug is still afloat when seagulls have run aground and deep water anchorages are of no interest whatsoever. What's more she can boil her master a tin of soup without piercing the lid first.
DW, further to fixing the diesel. Why not just fling the bloody Volvo overboard and get the slug an outboard. Slug would sail better probably use about the same amount of fuel and you'd pick up a used fourstroke outboard for what it will cost you to fix the Volvo.