Monday, July 21, 2008
BoatUS to the Rescue, Again
Last month we had to be towed off aground near Deltaville, and we covered our towing insurance premium for the next 10 years! Well, after a roaring 20 knots + sail from Chester River to Galeville, we turned on the engine and about one hour later Mooch gave up the ghost. Needless to say, not having yet reached 50 hours on the engine, we started to talk about why we were doing this while we waited for BoatUS Retriever to come tow us into Galeville. Italy, Vermont; all options, anything off the water. We sent an email (it was a Sunday bear in mind) to Jim Franklin from Zahnisers asking for advice.
After the tow in we went out to dinner at Pirates Cove---it was OK. The cosmopolitans hit the spot. We returned to First Edition, laying alongside a dock, wondering what in the world we were going to do in the morning.
Jim called. Jim is a genius. Not to mention a great guy. As it turns out, there seems to be nothing wrong with Mooch, but Jim thinks we have an issue with the feed from one of our two fuel tanks. And, since we had turned the tank over yesterday, there does seem to be cause and effect. However, leaving the dock will be a scary adventure. Will it happen again?
Thanks Jim. You have to have this guy do your engine work. Trust us.