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Old 10-26-2014, 11:22 PM   #1
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Well we planned to take the boat out today, since some family was in town. Took all the window covers off Saturday loaded food, drinks, and other things. Next day comes it's about 10:30 checking all the oil levels, coolant levels, hoses and the like. All is good, sounds great ok. Go up to the PH to start the genny, starts up no problem, goto the panel to switch all the loads on the genny to find out I'm not getting any voltage. Hmmmmmm. So I proceed down to the ER multimeter in hand to check the two breakers, the remote mounted one decided to crap out, we don't have a spare but these breakers are used through out the boat and notably next to the shore power inlets so I run forward steal a breaker from one of the forward shore power inlets (at the dock we run off the aft one) reinstall at the generator. We have AC, great! So then I head up to the flybridge take control of the throttle and test my thrusters. The stern thruster worked for a second then stopped working. Great. Off to the lazzerette I go. Motor spins, but no movement at the props. Go into the water to see if the props are still on, they are. So after consulting with James Knight over the phone we traced it down to a rubber coupling that most likely the splines stripped out. He's coming down on Tuesday to fix it. So yep that's how my weekend went, could of been worse. Luckily it wasn't.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:17 AM   #2
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Hope the food and drinks didn't go to waste. Still a great day to hang out on the boat at the dock and not at the office I once spent an entire day fishing off the boat at the dock waiting or them to get the boat running, only took 1 fuel pump and about 6/7 hours of messing with the engines before they realized that the fuel dock filled them up with Diesel instead of gas we still caught a few shaker Silver's from the dock (at the mouth of the Columbia river in Astoria, Oregon) which was great for a couple of 16 year old kids away on vacation!
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:54 AM   #3
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Oliver, I'm shocked. That's not supposed to happen to a Nordhavn..!
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I assume you still went for a boat ride at least so the day wasn't a total loss I hope.
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So you went boating without the stern thruster, right?
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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Oliver, I'm shocked. That's not supposed to happen to a Nordhavn..!
Oh it happens!!
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:57 AM   #7
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I assume you still went for a boat ride at least so the day wasn't a total loss I hope.


It was a particularly windy day (15-20 Kt), so I decided not to go out. I could have docked the boat without a stern thruster and manged just fine (have done so before but not in this kind of wind). But that wasn't a great day to exercise those skills.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:58 AM   #8
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Hope the food and drinks didn't go to waste. Still a great day to hang out on the boat at the dock and not at the office I once spent an entire day fishing off the boat at the dock waiting or them to get the boat running, only took 1 fuel pump and about 6/7 hours of messing with the engines before they realized that the fuel dock filled them up with Diesel instead of gas we still caught a few shaker Silver's from the dock (at the mouth of the Columbia river in Astoria, Oregon) which was great for a couple of 16 year old kids away on vacation!
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All was fine spent the rest of the day researching new style breakers.
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