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November 11, 2013 - 2:07pmVirtual Cruise of the East Coast: Charleston, South Carolina
. Twin engines and an aggressive use of our boat’s throttles save us from an embarrassing (and expensive ...
August 9, 2012 - 2:19pmUganda Passage
beautiful and impressive. The one-two-thee sound of the David B ’s antique engine’s exhaust ... ’d passed over the most shallow part of Uganda Passage, I heard the engine speed up a couple RPMs. I knew ...
April 4, 2012 - 10:21amPlenty of Drama as Pelagic Australis Rounds Cape Horn!
weren't over however, and as we approached a narrow gap between two islands, with the engine running and just a small amount of mainsail up, the engine started to overheat. We were still in very strong winds ... water while Miles had a look at it. There was an airlock in the engine cooling system caused ...
January 20, 2012 - 5:58pmThrough Icebergs and Grey Skies
blocked the strainer for the cooling water for the engine, and it was overheating. How ironic that something so cold can prevent the engine from cooling down! We had to stop. For a while, we thought we might ... . No sooner was the engine switched off than he was in the engine room pulling lids off, clearing out ...
November 29, 2010 - 5:59pmCrossing the Gulf Stream Safely
mate know what to do if the unthinkable happens. Fuel, Filters, Impellers, Engine Fluids and More ... with you. Just to be safe, I also inspect my engine’s water pump impeller and carry a couple of spares. Check your coolant level and carry a gallon or two of what your engine manufacturer recommends. Check ...
July 27, 2011 - 11:48amWhale Song's Around-the-World Adventure Ends
, as did the engine room and the engines. Things looked auspicious for crossing the Indian Ocean ... of burnt rubber wafted through the engine room. Minutes later our speed dropped. The starboard propeller wasn’t turning, though the engine was running. The silicone rubber coupling joining the engine ...
July 8, 2010 - 9:46amJust Tom
and autopilot, so what? Course 232, engine off, good sailing, but a bit too close for comfortable going. We ... a night. Mizzen, staysail, and engine, leaping and surging, but we need to get east and this is the way ... as the engineer of the spar system on board. Wednesday, December 5 Headed for the Horn We made ...
April 21, 2011 - 12:32pmAround the World Aboard Whale Song
for the intake louvers on the engine room blowers. In boisterous seas salt spray had squeezed in and coated the engines and generators. Using his Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineering past, Wilson bent ... compartments created by watertight bulkheads ran to the manifold in the engine room, but the chain locker ...
October 23, 2009 - 2:03pmSo Much for Shortcuts
of a hundred repairs and projects, the rags lost beneath the engine, bits of plastic and wine bottle corks ... !" He did not move. We kept the engine running , motorsailing with the jib for best steering ... seemed to be gaining on us. The seacocks for the engine, head, and galley plumbing appeared to be sound ...
August 4, 2010 - 2:49pmTransatlantic Sailing
extinguishers, the engine, the generator, the watermaker, all of the electronics, the rig, sails, and lines ... , RIBs shooting this way and that. We killed the engine, raised the sails, and positioned ourselves ... . Turning the engine on for one-hour blocks gave us some juice, but we were unable to keep a good charge ...
October 3, 2007 - 4:11pmThe High Price of Arrogance
engine for the fifth time in 24 hours. Barely into our five-day Caribbean cruise from St. Thomas ... the engine came to a sputtering stop followed by a harsh cough while 25 knots of wind slammed the bow, I ... and the GPS showed us about 1,000 miles off course. Once we could no longer run the engine, we couldn ...
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