I guess sooner or later, I have to answer this question. So may as well NOW.Someone's gotta ask, sooner or later... Doesn't the actual CAPTAIN on this $1+ million boat have any clue how to proceed with this sort of deal?
I am a grease monkey. I like to take engine apart and put it together just for the fun of it for the last 30 years. When you are off-shore away from cell coverage, there is not much you can do besides taking care of fuel problem or electrical. Anything bigger problem, either you don't have the parts, tools and space to work on.Well, that approach might work as long as you have an internet connection, I suppose...
For starters, you might consider adding these to the ship's library, in the event you might venture beyond wifi or cellphone range...
I am not sure whom the Experts you were referring to. I just don't want to start a war again. I have been blacklisted by the mighty Forum Gods. If something happened, I always got fcccuuked, But anyway, if they decide to sail, I am doubtful that they will be away too far from the cell signal. It is way too real.Should "the experts" on Sailnet actually choose to go sailing that day...
I guess I will refrain myself this time. hahah.rockdawg,
Here are some good rules for listservs:
1. Never defend your posts or yourself (you do not owe an explanation to any one);
2. Never argue on a listserv (you cannot possibly win) and the conformists will gang up on you because any disagreement is an attack on their fragile egos or their sense of "belonging" to the imaginary group;
Glad you noticed that. It is not the first time or this will be the last. The attack became so personal that I must have done something right to challenge his fragile egos. There are two others like that too.what is it with these threads lately when everyone is trying to make the other look like an idiot?
if you have nothing nice to say or even try to help without acting like an encylcopedia just keep it to yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are questioning this actually. The pitch was last set at Trinidad. The yard did a horrible job while the boat was on hard. Evey thing they touched gone to hell. We will have a diver to check this shortly. However, I dont know what model of MaxProp it has, since the Classic model can't be adjusted without pulling it out.I didn't see it mentioned that the Max-Prop might have the wrong pitch setting altogether. I had a cutlass bearing replaced and found something wasn't right. I sailed all season and, coincidentally, I nicked a blade that season. I removed the max-prop in the Fall and found the two internal settings were not even a valid combination, let alone the correct one. It was a miracle it worked at all. Just another in a long list of yard tard stories.
To text a prop's pitch, push the throttle wide open under load and the engine rpm should be exactly at its max rating. If too low, the prop is overpitched and could cause smoking. The only weakness to this test is your tach could be wrong.
Any history as to why the head gasket was blown? That may have had other consequences.
All that said, my money is on the turbo too.
Totally, with a long history of complains for a couple years, this is a logical approach regardless what the outcome of Prop inspection and adjustment.I still think a leak-down test is the first thing to do.
We will wait for D King's reply. If he can't, we will contact PYI for diver recommendation.While it would seem difficult to me to do in the water, our own FastBottoms on SN says its done all the time and the manufacturer, PYI, inc., can recommend qualified divers in your area.