Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: Chartering out of Rock Hall: advice, please
Our charter date is approaching, and I've started to plot out a few potential routes based on your suggested itineraries. This has me really excited.
One area where I could use some guidance is diesel operation. I've never actually used one, since all my boats are gas outboards, although I have quite a bit of fundamental understanding from an engineering perspective. I'm also familiar with prop walk and other maneuvering tricks for an inboard, but the specifics of how to start/shut down a diesel (glow plug do's and dont's, fuel line shutoff, warmup time, opening/closing the cooling water intake) and other details are all new to me. I don't really have time to take a whole course on diesel maintenance, so is there some URL or other source I could go to for some quick how-to's on this topic?
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)