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Unhappy I went out for the 2nd to the last sail Sunday

Turns out, Oh Joy's season is over after the old Perkins threw a rod. We started out on a nice hull speed close reach up to the San Juan Channel on the way to Friday Harbor:

YouTube - Hull speed close reach

We ran into a 6 knot current through the rocks with no wind and had to fire up the Perkins to stay off the real estate. As you can hear, the engine was going South fast. It didn't sound like this earlier.

YouTube - Nasty chop with a sick engine

Later, it ended up locking tight as we dodge more rocks after midnight trying to get home. Vessel Assist to the rescue once again. Now I have to figure out how to get through Deception Pass and into Maritime Services at LaConner with no engine in a 5 knot cross current. It oughta be fun.
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sorry to hear you've got a dying engine... i hope you're back in the water soon.
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Dieing? It's toast! It went calunkita, calunkita, calunkita, CLUNK! Now I get to try my hand at rebuilding a Perkins 4-108M, if it's not totally trashed. Ah well, I've rebuilt plenty of other engines before. All else fails, I can find a used one out of a salvage boat to work with.
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Ouch !!, sorry to hear that
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IF ya need a tow Charlie I can have LaConner launch the Sea Ray and come get ya tomorrow. ( there closed now ) Try to make it to the channel if ya can. Ill tow ya the rest of the way...or come all the way to ya..what ever you want.
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I'm looking at doing it this weekend since she's safe in her slip for now. I'll talk to the yard and see when I can get her hauled and PM ya so we can organize things. Thanks for the help Still.
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Charlie:

I'm headed up to Hope Island on Saturday, and will continue on to Bellingham on Sunday via LaConner.

Let me know if I can help... Best to use my work email...

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Charlie I will be in Tacoma all week end for one of my girls soccer tournaments...Thursday is my last full day here...
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Let me know, if not other options open up, or schedule conflicts get in the way deal - I can sail up and motor you where you need to be...I'll keep my schedule open for you, the only thing I do is the Thursday night races - otherwise, just gimme a call and we'll head up.
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