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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
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So there we where. Complete new standing rig (oh those new rigging screws are soooo purty), rewired the mast, new nav lights, new main sheet assembly, new vang, all tuned up, furler serviced ready to rock and roll. Cast off from the dock, engage forward gear, open throttle, lots of revs but bugger all else.
Couple of the guys at the yard see we ain' goin' nowhere and come out in the work boat and tow us back in. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you.
Tie her back up and start checking. Engine goes vroom vroom, Engage gear, reassuring clunk, shaft is spinning but alas no forward motion.
Any thoughts ? I can only presume that somehow I've lost my prop but how ?
Raven is due for a tub but her bottom doesn't look that dirty. I can't believe the prop is so full of crap that it's not doing it's job.
Wombat seriously confused. I'll get a diver down there this week to have a look (water too cold for me I'm afraid).
What a bugger, it was a seriously fine weekend (long weekend to boot) in Sydney this week.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett.