Sound Effect does the big U

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$900 culprit

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.
Vessel Name: Sound Effect
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour385
Hailing Port: Tacoma WA
Crew: Jim & Connie Merritt
About: Jim and Connie have been sailing since 1975 and have owned four different boats. Racing and cruising Puget Sound Jim has earned a 100 Ton Coast Guard License and US sailing instructor credentials
Extra: Dreaming about full time cruising for20yrs, Jim and Connie have been actively planning for 5 years since participating in the 2005 BaJa Ha Ha

Who: Jim & Connie Merritt
Port: Tacoma WA