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Old 12-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #1541
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We are running on one engine. !
We found running on one engine was quite easy at 6 knots and 1800 RPM. Rudder offset about 7 degrees to compensate. What have you seen with one engine issues and fun?
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:25 AM   #1542
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:43 PM   #1543
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We found running on one engine was quite easy at 6 knots and 1800 RPM. Rudder offset about 7 degrees to compensate. What have you seen with one engine issues and fun?
We're running at 1800 doing about 6.5. I like running on one but docking is another matter all together!!!! One of the good things is our duel alternators are on the engine we're running so still plenty of juice!
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:08 PM   #1544
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:08 AM   #1545
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ICW north of Charleston
Looks like you timed it just right for high tide at Ben Sawyer bridge. One of the worst spots on the aicw
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:26 AM   #1546
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If it is just fluid leaking into the flywheel housing, that seal can be changed without taking the gear completely apart. Gear does have to come off the engine, though. Common failure, that seal, when the hours and years add up.
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Total rebuild $$$. PO had work done and they used some automotive parts.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:08 PM   #1548
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Total rebuild $$$. PO had work done and they used some automotive parts.
Good luck Mark. Hope they do you right.
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When you get a moment, could you explain what happened to the engine, what had to be done to fix it, and what the order of collapse was? I understand a cooler failure lead to a seal failure; I have no idea if I got it right.
I'm just curious and just picking up bits of flotsam and jetsam from other folk's experiences to put on my mental life raft. I'm especially interested in avoiding repairs, since I'm clumsy and end up with bloody knuckles, bruised shins and painful pinch bruises whenever heavy metal gets taken apart.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:29 PM   #1550
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Headed out on the 30+ hours offshore to St Augustine. Tranny feels great so far!
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Headed out on the 30+ hours offshore to St Augustine. Tranny feels great so far!


You have good weather for the overnight trip. I plan on being in St Augustine on Monday.
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Thanks! The weather looks very good. Not crazy about coming into the St Augustine inlet in the dark!! Not crazy about that inlet in broad daylight!
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Midnight arrival mid flood tide. At least we'll float off! Tranny ran flawlessly for the last 28 hours. I highly recommend Chris Jones also the folks at Moxy Marine. Tranny out and completely rebuilt and installed on a Saturday morning. Total turn around of 23 hours.
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Midnight arrival mid flood tide. At least we'll float off! Tranny ran flawlessly for the last 28 hours. I highly recommend Chris Jones also the folks at Moxy Marine. Tranny out and completely rebuilt and installed on a Saturday morning. Total turn around of 23 hours.
Good deal. Nice to have working parts. How far off shore did you go? Do you have to remain (how much) close(r) to the beach to avoid the northward stream? What's the target southerly port? Any pics of St. Augs/other?

(Apologies if I sound like a gestapo interrogator, just curious of the journey)

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I'll post some pics soon. Running the rhumb line from Charleston to St Augustine only puts you about 40 miles out. The stream is a bit farther out in that spot so no issues. It would have been nice to have caught the reverse current that is on the west side but no such luck. Anchored last night and will again tonight. I hope to make Lauderdale on Sat. But we're just not getting the miles in. Lots of dolphins swimming with us!
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Your boat looks great at sunset in Coco, FL
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Always a great little stop. The free dock is great when you don't want to launch the dinghy!

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