||06-29-2008 11:01 AM
Have a question for you folks that sail in the Chesapeake. We had purchased our sailboat a couple of years ago from someone in Baltimore and brought to our home waters in Long Island.
Last spring when we were prepping the boat I discovered we had fuel leaking into the bilge, the source was the tank. Weighing all the options of actual time and skills I had to tackle this project we opted to have the yard do the work in hopes of not loosing the entire season.
The tank was cut out in late July 2007. Supposedly it was sent to a fabricator to have a new one made. Inquiry's resulted in the fabricators backed up their working on it.
Early this spring still no tank. More phone calls and then an off the shelf tank shows up, still not installed. More phone calls, they are getting to it.
New tanks installed this week, boat is still not running. A good friend of mine lost the use of his boat (Catalina 27) for a good year and half because the engine needed to come out (different yard).
Is this type of stuff the norm as far as getting boats fixed?
Thanks for your response...
S/V Sailor Dance
1990 Caliber 33