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Currently in Portugal after 7 years in the Mediterranean

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What Happened Next in Our Boat Engine Rebuild

13 October 2023 | Porto Santo
Nichola Wright
You may be wondering what happened next with our boat engine rebuild. In the last blog we'd had the engine lifted back into the boat and we'd given it a test run. It hadn't gone well. It had started, which was excellent, but the revs were out of control. We were able to stop it, but the situation wasn't good.

Once our emotions had settled, we'd taken a look at the engine and saw that the stop lever was in the wrong position. We suspected that a tangle between the engine stop lever and the throttle control was the problem. But, were we able to untangle the levers? And if so, did the engine start and run correctly? Plus why do we feel like we've caught a dose of the commentator's curse?

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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/