Emerald Tales

Currently in Portugal after 7 years in the Mediterranean

13 October 2023 | Porto Santo
15 September 2023 | Porto Santo
09 August 2023 | Porto Santo, Madeira
28 July 2023 | Porto Santo, Madeira
23 June 2023 | Porto Santo
15 January 2023 | Porto Santo
15 September 2022 | Porto Santo
19 August 2022 | Porto Santo
29 July 2022 | Porto Santo, Madeira
02 October 2021 | Faro, Portugal
06 June 2021 | Alcoutim
28 May 2021 | Alcoutim
16 April 2021 | Rio Guadiana
31 March 2021 | The Balearic Isles

Repairing A Water Damaged Boat Engine

23 June 2023 | Porto Santo
Nichola Wright
This blog reviews our issues and experiences having decided to try and rebuild our water damaged boat engine.

How did we end up in that situation? Well in June 2022, during a four day passage between Portugal and Porto Santo, sea water found its way inside the engine. It sloshed around for several days and the result was an engine that wouldn't start. Initially we were successful in getting the pistons moving again, but there was further damage deep inside the engine block where rust had had time to do its worst. The previous blog discussed our options to resolve the problem, which boiled down to repair or replace. We chose the latter, and now, with the rebuild almost complete, it's a good time for a look back at our experience.

Read more on our website here.
Vessel Name: Emerald
Vessel Make/Model: Kelly Peterson 44
Hailing Port: No fixed abode
Crew: Colin 'Skip' Wright, Nichola Wright
About: One from Northern Ireland, one from Yorkshire, UK
Extra: Emerald has been our home since 2004. We've sailed around the UK, the western Baltic and have spent 7 years in the Med. We're currently in Portugal, planning a refit. Lot's more information about us and the boat can be found at www.yachtemerald.com
Home Page: https://www.yachtemerald.com/