Swingin' on a Star

Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".

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02 July 2009 | Palau
01 July 2009 | Two Dog Beach
30 June 2009 | Mecharchar
29 June 2009 | Mecharchar
28 June 2009 | Ulong
27 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
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15 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
14 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
13 June 2009 | Ngerutable
25 May 2009 | Yacht Harbor
30 April 2009 | Malakal
29 April 2009 | Koror
28 April 2009 | Malakal
27 April 2009 | Malakal

Siphon Break or Suction Pump

23 October 2007 | The Hard
Randy
When you live on a boat you always have a todo list. An item I've had on my todo list for a while is "trim siphon break drains". I had done the starboard one on the last 250 hour service but just hadn't gotten around to digging in on the port side.

I was talking to a charter skipper on a Leopard 47 across the yard today and he relayed a story about his boat. It was one of those tales that moves one to immediate action. In particular that part about his engine room bilge getting some water in it one day, whereupon his engine sucked water in the siphon break drain hose (which was under said bilge water at the time), causing his engine to cease and desist permanently. No warrantee provided by Yanmar or Robertson Caine. One of those he said/she said deals that becomes particularly heated when several thousand dollars is involved. Amazing what a 48 cent piece of hose can do to a diesel.

I promptly trimmed the port aux and genset siphon break drain hoses.
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Vessel Name: Swingin on a Star
Vessel Make/Model: Saint Francis 50
Hailing Port: Las Vegas, NV
Crew: Randy & Hideko Abernethy
About: Randy, Hideko and Roq
Home Page: http://swinginonastar.com
Swingin on a Star's Photos - Swingin on a Star (Main)
Selected photos of Swingin' on a Star at anchor.
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2007
31 Photos
Created 15 September 2007
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