broken captain, broken engine. who you gonna call? - Ep 42 Sailing Luckyfish
This. Week on lucky, fish, I do, some, surgery on Stewarts needs. Students. Polar diagrams. One, of our engines, dies, and, I. Teach the captain, a few tricks. After. A short stop at Long Island, to clear into the Bahamas, we, were anxious to find the quickest route to Florida, I. Could. We get a bit of fuel please. With. Perfect, weather and a 15 knots southeasterly, we, bid farewell to the quaint stella, maris marina. Without. Any internet, or any sailors, to talk to and stella maris we set out on the 33, mile route, to Georgetown oh it's. Nice conditions, for the crossing from Long, Island to, Georgetown. We left Long Island at 9 at, 10, o'clock this morning so. Just off the banks at the moment and we'll be crossing back into them. Quite. Soon. He. Has a gowing surgeon. What. Are you doing honey. Sterilized. Just. Please, a. Bit. Of explaining, I suppose what this, is all about. Not. The prettiest sight but. Thinking. About handling, the Tiki 38, as you do spend a bit of time on your knees around. The foresail area. On the winch and, doing other things to stabilize, yourself when, it's pitching around so. Your knees are quite. Important. Part of the whole sale. Handling, and boat handling side of things I've. Had a few knee problems I've always had really bad knees. Alcohol. Spots yeah. Quite. Light, knee. Pads when I discovered, them but. Rather stupidly, on the crossing up the Long Island I left them on one night while I was sleeping. Off. Watch and, lift, them on all night. You. Know. That mean it was really sharp and it's very good. Just. Being brave for the camera. Yes. I lift the knee pads on for the night and that, some. That's an infection, got under the skin looks those and falls grew. Underneath, the knee pad. And. They. Tend. To look pretty nasty, companies, out of commission so I'm just, moving. Around on the deck on my bum like. A crab at the moment, it's. Not ideal. It's. Not gonna take much to give this dried. Out and cleaned up I hope but. There's a lesson learned there. You. Can have too much of a good thing don't. Leave your needs on or not pretty. Surprised they've got an effective side quick. I. Can. See it. Yep. Ah can't, get it just get it go do, it. I can. Tell you three. Disparate, and a Roman milk help. Any. Good nurse. Hold. On thank you. Good. Old ditto can't, beat it. Yeah. That's. A really good stuff. Haha. One. Of these people is heavy I, will.
Always Remember the trip from Long Island to Georgetown. The. Surgery. But. You're a good nurse so thank you. In. Twelve, knots of breeze so. Interesting. Watching the difference between. Slight. Changes, in the true wind angle, and what it does to the apparent wind that what it does to the speed of the boat. Around. I guess broad-reaching, or slightly, and, tighter than broad. We're. Easily, doing half the wind speed but, here. We've got the true wind, I guess. Just a little bit broad. Reaching. With. It we're barely making. Speakers. Sitting around five through. Eight sitting, around. So. Yeah, that's interesting you hear a lot of people quoting. The, fact. That the abode will do half the wind speed and all that but gee there's a lot more to it than just that, well there, is a lot more to it while. The TE 38, will regularly, do half the wind speed that depends. On both the wind strength and point, of sale which. Is the angle, of true wind from the bow. Polar. Diagrams. Show, the theoretical, boat speeds, on all points, of sail in a range of true wind speeds. For. Many boats the, point of sail at which the maximum speed has attained, increases. As the, wind speed increases. So. For, our Tiki, to do half the wind speed she, needs to be sailing around at 90, to 110. Degrees to the wind in, ten knots and. Around, one hundred and thirty two hundred and fifty degrees to the wind in 20, knots at. Those points, she'll often go faster, than half the wind speed. What, you doing. -. Hi. Yeah. Hey. Let's get up. A little. Bit high in, degrees. Yeah. Still, 10 degrees high. Sorry, my needs a bit more. Sorry. Coming, down because. That bearings, a light point it's getting. Smaller as we stay too high, and with downs up to 52 we, should be steering now. But. It's still barreling. Along a 270. Wind. Could be changing, here, bearing. And carrying a smile, there. We go it's starting to come down now. I. Think. We'll leave it at that for now and just keep an eye on it, the. Entry back onto the banks passed foul key couldn't, have been easier. The. Explorer charts, have dotted lines showing. The white and combined. With a sharp look out there really is looking to go wrong. Our. Confidence. In these dotted lines grew. And grew as we, became acquainted, with them. Pretty. Soon we were anchored in front of Georgetown. What. Are you offering. Stagg. To that's, yummy. I. See. Called. Zombie. Refrigeration. Time. To blow up the Tackett header for nearly one year in storage. So. Far so good, it. Looks fine you know fresh water rinse before we pack that there's no mold on it. Or. Is it hard enough. You. Got a firm yet. Are. You laughing it. Well. You check, it for firmness honey and when you were heavy with it you stopped pumping okay. We. Planned a two-day, stay, in Georgetown. To provision, and plan, our routes to Fort Myers. That. Would leave us nine days to make it to the Hui plenty. Of Thai that's nothing went wrong. That, is so cute. Okay. I'm with a motor. Let's. Take the mic on. Go. On any puppy might Iran. We. Invited, the dinghy. Winter. Sure for provisioning, in a SIM card and. Enjoyed. Some delicious, home cooking. Our. Friends, on the French skinny, howled cat they moved across to the other side. Yeah. That's. Appear. In the exam is it was thing to be afraid to go to a beach. We. Even had time to record the boat tour videos, parts. 1 & 2. Just. As we were preparing to leave the port engine wouldn't, start. We. Had serviced, the carburetor, on the starboard engine back in Grenada when the same thing had happened so. We figured this was most likely the problem. We. Tested, the sparks, and found them to be good so we took the car be ashore for servicing. The. First two mechanics, we tried said, they were booked, for a week and besides. Weren't, interested. In small engines. Finally. We found a place a few miles south of, Georgetown. Just. Over the other side of the. Morning. What. A big deal about fit of a pain beneath there's no swimming for, me anyway. Paratis. Failing in the hips Yuma it's, really, terrible spam, this one. You, know everything about this, company, but the point of this, that's more like this since they're probably silence even another one in the Caribbean. Probably, a lot of boating. A. Bit. Of a side trip we dropped. In our siding, and carburetor into, Browns, marine here yesterday. And they just service it for us let's hope it's done the trick that a. Mysterious, little place we got, down and. End it off and. A couple of meters water about half a mile away and then brought the dinghy in across. About half a meter of water. But. Looks, like this place is mostly boat storage and, outboard. Engine, servicing. Get. This engine going again let's hope it's the end of our engine problems. Listen. Learn when, you do a service on a Yamaha, annual, service probably, pays to strip the car as well not, a lot of work involved in doing it we'll see, see. Let. Me see your outfit. After. Clicking the Carvey we returned to the boat.
Moved. Over, to anchor behind Elizabeth Island to refit, it and test, the engine. It. Wouldn't, start. Look. So happy, well. We've got a lot to celebrate tonight. Casaya. Got. The port engine running. Can you believe it well, he probably can, I can't, believe it I was, all ready to give up and we heard that engine fire and de life it. Was after many many. Hours of. Contained. Frustration. But. Only outboards can drive you to the limit and. Shires. Found, that. You can go beyond that limit and keep. Persevering and lo and behold it's. Running like a Swiss watch now so, we've got two engines and we're back on track and we're gonna get moving in the morning but. Thank. You. During. The camera, with. Coasting. To you. While. I'm posting to you hanging you're the star tonight. Now. There's a lot, of lessons to learn about. Persevering. With problems, and seeing them through I had a lot of Voodoo about our. Board motors. Seriously. You know having. Played with them and not being able to solve solutions and, following all the logic you know fuel spark, can't be much more to it than that but they managed to elude you but I, little let go tonight and as. I just said like let's dig deeper, let's just unscrew, this unscrew, now I'm just going now. This, is given to any expert and. That expert. Is busy, for another week, or so we can't wait another week no, no we can't wait another week so, just better they can put this dig, into it well we dug into it and whatever we did, it. Worked, at fired after. 20. Or 30 times on the starter, at least spread over about five hours after, changing. This changing that, not a bang, not a fire, from any of the syllabi. It. Was good fuel, was seemed, okay. But. Something was missing and yeah it's like, nothing. A few coming. Sparks. I. Love. That side, of the whole Mongolian. Culture which, is just dying tear that because there's now one they had help you.
There's. No expert. Even. There is they're not interested. On your 9.9. This. Is the funny thing I mean we've come here and it's, pretty much just power. Boat. You. Know unless, you've got 40 horses or more there now it's interested. Because. The apples, we run are just too small and fiddly and there's not enough money in them would you've learned if, you've got 225. Horsepower maybe will I take the engine cover off and have a look, but. That's. Been a real education, 9.9. Says fiddly. And then our. Which. Is good but. But. You. Know the guy the guy at Browns was good easy look I'm not gonna leave you in the lurch and he did he stripped down their car B we took it off took. It to him and. We. Could have stripped it ourselves now that we know what to do. It's. Not a lot to it just, remember we're all the bits go back. But. Clean the Jets and clean all the gunk out we could have done it but I was pretty happy to leave it to an expert and, he knocked it over for 60 bucks that's great however, we connected, it back up from the engine, nothing. Happened. And. It did, appear like we just fixed, the wrong problem. It. Certainly felt like there was another problem there that we had an address and felt, like it was spark but we had two good strong spark. In. The end we probably weren't getting enough fuel into the new car B it was probably as simple as that it was a new car B straight off the bench we. Pumped and pumped and perhaps it looked like there was plenty of fuel going through the filter but. Not. Even a bang out of it and then. I guess, it was about the eleventh and a half hour, as. Ice is telling. You that one will start. After. Umpteen. Times, and. I, said yes honey start it back if, it doesn't fire again, then please. Agree, that, we just put the engine cover back on. Go. To bed tonight put. It behind us and leave it to the expert in the morning interested yes and. Do, you know she started, that bloody injure no I. Still. Can't believe it. After. All the odds said there was no way I was gonna go it fired, well. I fell I mention. It. Was Mongolian magic again and it, was because it pushed me beyond, what I would have done with that damn motor. But. Now I know that where will we know that bloody, motor back the front we know, Nine's, we know everything they do there's. Probably a few more surprises in store that, we're. Probably 90% of the way there now, and that's great because.
You, Don't have a, service, station on the side of the road on a yacht just if you don't have one in Mongolia, when you're out in the countryside and. There. That, resourcefulness, is, something, that's built in to the people and so it's such a pleasure to have tous, resourceful. People on this boat advice lots. For sailors to learn from Mongolians, and vice versa, which both ways. What. Have you got to add madam you nothing I don't. Know. See. You guys. Can. You see me. Next. Week on lucky, fish. We. Fly the drone for the first time choose, an unconventional. Route to Florida, almost. Lose the drone and heave. To south, of Andros, Island. If. You enjoy our videos, please, like. And subscribe. Thank. You to our wonderful. Patrons. For, supporting. Our videos, and, thank. You for watching thank. Goodness all that's over oh it's not. Alright, then 165, there besides before I saw that. Had. We going for the beach.