Owned by Velcro
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On a Boat
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Re: Heading south
Well we made it into SC yesterday after remodeling a heap of oyster shells that was left in the marked channel at one of the inlets we passed. Tiki ingested a bunch of those shells and it shredded the impeller. Yes I do have a strainer in the raw water line, but that was a bit much even for that gadget. I had a spare impeller still boxed in the spare parts locker, but when I took it out it did not match them one installed. I did give it a test run but it did not pump enough water to cool the engine reliably. So now we are at anchor and are having an impeller sent to a marina close to here and I'll pick it up via dink once it gets there.
Moral of this story is:
When buying bits and spares, have a look in the box before you put them away, to make sure that they are the right ones.
A forced day off but in a nice place all the same.
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