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Re: Tow question in Newport, RI
If the problem is a broken high pressure injector, and that's all "bolt on bolt off" work, maybe it would be cheaper to have a mechanic come out to the boat and do it there? Depending on whether this can be fixed or just needs to be replaced, in which case it is just one trip to the boat. If you pay for an hour or two of travel time, that should still be less than towing costs.
Maybe call the shop you want to use, and suggest you'd be willing to do it that way if they are. It may not be their usual way to work, but WTF, why not?
And then you could motor in to wherever to have to mast stepped.
This is a Yanmar that is using a VW engine and VW specialty parts?? Maybe there's an independent VW diesel repair shop in Newport that would also be able to send someone out to do the swap?
The VWG penchant for inventing special parts that need special tools has always unimpressed me. I follow the Yankee tradition of "give me a pliers and a slotted screwdriver and I should be able to get this home". (Damned Colonial barbarians, yeah.(G)