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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Something I haven't heard mentioned, apologies if I missed it: Who comes out of the yard expecting the pumps not to be clogged, or to clog almost instantly thereafter? If any work at all was one in the engine room then you can expect trash, rags, butts, dirt, paint chips, stripped wire insulation, metal drillings, etc to be all over the place. All that crap will end up at the low point, where the bilge pump suction line will surely eat it.
In my experience, the first few days out of the yard can be the worst. That's the whole point of a shakedown cruise before you head off into the wild blue yonder. Even if the yard does everything right, there's just no way to dial things in until they are running under operational conditions. You always have to make adjustments, tweaks, and sometimes discover real, very serious, problems.
Of course, I have no idea what was worked on. All of these problems could have simply not been addressed at all and weren't part of the repair package.