I know for us, the Nadejda has spent far more time under the rumble of the
|Peter removing the cylinder head|
"What was that I couldn't hear you?"
|Almost off! Now how do we get it out of here!?!?|
In the final days before our departure I was looking for a Detroit mechanic to come and take a look at the engine as it had a couple of issue (like not developing any power) that I thought was a matter of a tune up. The eveing before our scheduled departure I was able to get someone down to the boat. After a quick look around the engine we got his diagnosis, "Your head is worn out and needs to be rebuilt". When Molly asked how bad it was his reply was telling, " this head was worn out twenty five years ago" and "your governor has some major issues too".
So the head is off and at the machine shop being rebuilt, I have a line on a used governor and by the time we get the head and new governor installed there is no sense in heading south for the winter. I have found myself down at the local marine supply store eyeing a set of oars and wondering if there isn't something to the whole going engine-less idea.