Ladies and Gentlemen:
Bought a 45' Little Hoquiam trawler on Thursday. Drove it from North Vancouver to Sechelt Inlet on Friday and Saturday. Took wife and kids out on Sunday; autopilot quit. Monday, the genset refused to start and no shore power (yet) where I moor the thing. Yesterday I started her up when friends came to visit and see what I'd spent all the money on. Kill switch went all pacifist on me so it took a while to find the linkage on the engine that shuts off the diesel flow.
Does everybody go through this crap or is it just me? I'm beginning to think being a mechanical engineer isn't just an advantage but a necessity. Possibly as well being a diesel mechanic, electrician, plumber, contortionist (you should see the engine room) and OCD detailer.
I'll have lots of questions!