Tomorrow (Friday) I start a week vacation. The plan is to sail the boat from my home port (Mt. Sinai NY) to Port Washington, leave the boat there on Saturday (family obligations), then on Sunday take the family and sail around NY harbor. We'll stay at the 79st boat basin for a few days, then sail home.
To this afternoon I went down to the boat to load gear, fill water tanks, etc. I start the engine and move the boat from the mooring to the dock. Then I opened a lazarette to get a hose out so I could fill the water tank. Hey, why does it smell like diesel exhaust in the lazarette? I do some looking around and I found a small hole in the mixing elbow.
After digging around, removing insulation, etc. I found that where the injection pipe connects to the upper elbow, the injection pipe is rotted about 1/2 way around
I made a quick stop at the boatyard. The mechanic rode out the boat with me to see the exhaust. It should be a simple repair, but he doesn't have injection pipe and needs to get one made.
Tonight I went back to the boat and applied some magical exhaust glue and patch stuff. The stuff needs to cure for 2-4 hours, so I left. I will go back to the boat tomorrow morning to test the exhaust system, but I doubt it will work.
Looks like my trip will be postponed or canceled