Fuel leak in the steel keel tank
When the boatyard recently moved SV Oceandrifter, the aft edge of the keel collided with obstacle, nicking the paint and causing a pinhole leak!
About 400 litres of diesel drained out (and was collected)
This was perhaps a happy accident - the boat is new to me and I was still working on repairing the 26 holes in the steel hull and deck. The boat, a Chevrier 36, is extremely well constructed with galvanized steel decks and stainless steel cockpit, as well as heavy winches and a 60 HP Perkins.
I'm making a series of videos showing the damage, investigation, repairs and what's been learned.
Video 1: vimeo.com/263457664
Video 2: vimeo.com/261448300
Creator of the Marine Diesel Basics books - the first VISUAL guides to marine diesel maintenance.