Last Saturday night I arranged a tow from someone who was driving from Philadelphia to Florida, over 1,100 miles, to get a much-needed donated 14' RIB and 40hp outboard motor to our 97' gaff-rigged ketch in Hollywood, FL. unfortunately by Sunday evening, we had blown and replaced one trailer tyre, a wheel bearing which we fixed, then found the other bearing was about ready to burn out. So 245 miles short of our destination, my lift was on a schedule elsewhere, so we managed to limp to…Continue
Though a fine vessel, of solid construction and noble seaworthiness, she requires a fair amount of attention to her systems and power plant. The unbreakable, the unwavering Ford Lehman 120 inline 6 cylinder has suffered a transmission failure. A failed transmission oil heat exchanger caused water to flood the gear housing thus ceasing the internal shaft bearing. Yesterday was spent removing the tranny components (photos to come). Cpt. Sequoia and Cpt. Ray, with the help of Fred Piasecki,…Continue
Everything from sailing to the relocation of a lighthouse!
Added by Neil Davies on August 4, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments