Engine trouble…

Although this sounds like a title of one of the boys Thomas the Tank engine books, I can assure you it’s unfortunately not and is much more expensive….

The morale of the story is if you have a Diesel engine a) use it often b) work it hard. If you buy a beautiful old yacht in pristine condition which hasn’t been used much, then be very wary of the exhaust elbow and its resulting impact on the turbo. Both of which in our case are corroded and need replacing/refurbishing and weren’t spotted until we did a full engine service. Ouch. Not exactly what we planned with 5 weeks till departure. Ho hum…

There is a large bit missing from the engine!

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