Woes with a new Yamaha 40HP fuel injected engine So here's the story thus far.


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Captains water logged 201404.18

There is something to be said about being at the helm of a boat in the rain in near gale conditions with a faulty engine and water proof clothing that isn't. I'm not sure exactly what that something is but it wouldn't be nice. Yes, today was water logged captain day. The rain just kept going and going and going. Then the wind picked up and died down and picked up and died again over and over. In the mean time our water proof seal on the bimini failed to be water proof, much like my water proof clothes and I got soaked. At last count I went through about four towels even though I wrung them out many times before swapping for a new one.

 

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Captains log 201404.15

We fueled up yesterday at the Port Royal Marina where we met a fantastic chef that cooked our meals the last time we were travelling to Virginia. Apparently he no longer works there due to a run in with management. Not sure what the story is but we didn't eat there this time and the marina staff were wonderful just like the last time. Today started off good. It was cloudy but no wind and the current was not flowing...for about 25 minutes. Then all hell broke loose. The current switched against us, the wind switched against us at 30 mph and it started raining. I mean rain. Like solid constant heavy rain. I got soaked even though I was wearing water proof gear. Completely soaked. To give you an idea of the amount of rain, we have a 5 gallon bucket in the cockpit that filled to 1/3 of water. That doesn't sound so bad after a day right? Then you factor that it was under our bimini which is the canvas top that is meant to keep the Sun and the rain out. It was filled by sideways rain and it wasn't always sideways.

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SpazCat in North Carolina


Captains log 201403.20

We discovered a new entity after being woken by a light as bright as a million flood lights shining almost blinding us. Was it a ship headed in our direction? Maybe, but there was no noise. We jumped out of bed and looked at this wondrous sight. We pondered this amazing phenomena, lifted anchor and it followed us for many hours. Between the two of us we decided to call this new discovery, the Sun.

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