27 March 2012 | Gasparilla Marina
Just thought I would give you an update on what caused a $900 tow.
The rubber fin in my hand is from the raw water impeller. If you recall my previous narrative I checked that impeller at sea. There was no fin missing, in fact as I have checked or changed the impeller through the years there has never been a missing blade. There has been a torn blade but it was still attached. Sooooooo, this blade has been running around the raw water system since before I was doing the maintenance. This blade was detached years ago and finally lodged itself in the discharge side of the anti siphon air loop downstream from the raw water pump. The good news is that I was imagining much more expensive repairs that I couldnt have done at sea.
The engine runs better that ever so we are free to move about the county if not the country. We don't plan to move the boat until we get sea tow insurance since the waters are so skinny.