Originally Posted by dennisjay
Always wondered if powerboaters had a backup plan in the event they lose engine power in the middle of the stream.
Do they just change their itinerary to Nova Scotia?
Well, I always thought having a spare engine was a good idea in a power boat
. Lacking that a good radio
Bought my Wellcraft new and first trip to West End one of the engines caught on fire. Turned out the main wiring
harness had been pinched between the engine and motor
mount so after a couple of hours bouncing around in the Gulf Stream
it chaffed through the insulation
, shorted out and got rather warm.
Could run on one engine but initially couldn't get the boat moving. Was with a friend that was 6'4" and 220 lbs and his girl friend who was 5'4' and about 90 lbs. He and I went forward and jumped up and down on the bow while she drove. With the one engine trimmed all the way down was just enough to get the boat semi planing so made it in.
Really made me appreciate two engines.