Wind, Oil and The Outboard
27 December 2017 | Terre de Haute - Les Saintes
Mandy and Frank
We have moved over to the main island and we are now on a mooring buoy yesterday morning.
We raced across the straits to grab the empty mooring after beinkg informed by friends it was free.
I spent the morning working on Brisa's 4 stroke outboard engine. It had been serviced in Antiqua and reassembled and set up wrong. so that the choke was partially jammed shut which they had compensated for by over adjusting the air screw.
They had also put far too much oil in so that when the engine was warm and up to speed the increased crankcase pressure forced hot oil into the carburetor intake.
The hot oil acted as fuel and the engine over-reved and poured oil out of the flooded carb.
We discovered this to our cost as it sprayed oil and water all over Brisa's cockpit while we were testing it in a large bucket of sea water!
It was a very windy squally night and quite uncomfortable. Hopefully we will do some walking today.