After steam started coming out of the exhaust, followed by a high temp engine alarm, It’s time to start troubleshooting the raw water side of a Yanmar 2GM20F engine. I take a look at the raw water strainter, raw water pump, heat exhanger, antisiphon valve and the exhaust mixing elbow. I don’t think the problem was just one thing, but a few things compounded together. One of the splines was missing on the impellor, another was cracked, and the heat exchanger was heavily scaled and partially blocked.
An afternoon “turn-and-burn” cruise to new waters, Tierra Verde Key along with a close bridge clearance. An awesome way to start the new year!
A great day of “winter” sailing, 80 degrees with a steady 10 knot wind on Tampa Bay.
Sailing footage circa 1975 on Tampa Bay from local news channel..
Test fitting the custom new sail from Advanced Sails in St. Pete, FL.
Bad storms yesterday and more coming tonight. WIth a break in the weather, taking the oportunity to just get out there for a while a enjoy the boat.
Warm and comfy, the motion of the ocean puts this little joker to sleep every time…
Had a great Christmas aboard the boat this year with a full moon to boot.