10 December 2011

Propeller Part 2

Ted came by.  Ted dove down.  Ted came up.  Ted said, "I've been doing this for 35 years and I've never seen this before.   Your starboard prop isn't bent or broken, it's gone."

But wait, it gets better.

Our port engine won't start.  Nothing on the port engine panel works.  It was fine this morning when we got underway.  Now, nothing.  No engine, no alarm, no test lights, zip, nada, bupkus.  Pretty sure the problem is electrical since the starboard panel is fine, but I can't find the wiring that supplies the panel, so I can't check for loose connections or burnt fuses.

To recap:  starboard engine, no propeller; port engine, no power. 

Even Jane, who is constitutionally incapable of feeling defeated and prides herself on that, remarked that she was done with this whole project.

"You mean this whole sailing project?"

"No.  We haven't done any sailing." 

...I'm beginning to think we should have named this boat "more JOY everywhere else.

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