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Boat Engine Rebuild - The Gasket Debacle

28 July 2023 | Porto Santo, Madeira
Nichola Wright
We left you in the last blog of our boat engine rebuild, having discovered oil leaking from around the timing case cover. When we investigated, we found a tear in the gasket that sits between the case and the engine. We'd just been at the point where we were ready to set the engine upright, so to say it was a disappointing setback was a huge understatement.

We took a moment to lick our wounds. After that, there was nothing else for it but for us to get on with taking it apart. After all, there was no one else to do it for us. And, the sooner we got started, the sooner we could get back to making forward, rather than backwards progress.

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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/
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