Sea Star 7

1998 Bayliner LeClercq

Engine Diagnostics

Today we awoke to sunshine and a grumpy captain with a broken boat.  Not having one engine is going to make maneuvering in the locks a challenge.

We started out hopeful it was something simple and that maybe we could find a mechanic willing to come to us at anchor in Poulsbo.  But as the day wore on and Melissa called a half dozen diesel mechanics, it became clear this wasn’t going to be a speedy process.

When Dave was able to reach a mechanic, he had no better ideas than what Dave and Jim had already tried.  Namely to prime the engine and bleed the injectors.  Dave thought it was likely the high-pressure pump had failed because there just wasn’t enough fuel coming through when he bleeds the injectors.

Meanwhile, Melissa, concerned about playing bumper boats in the locks because of limited maneuverability, calls the locks and explains our predicament.  They were great about it.  They told us that they would put us solo in the small locks to ensure that we would be safe and not damage any other boats if we lost control.

Lunch was a variety of leftovers and hors d'oeuvres.

Melissa made slider bread from scratch.  Had pork sliders and leftover broccoli salad for dinner.

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