I took the boat out to try to sail a couple of days ago. Unfortunately the wind
just died as we got out there so we drifted around for a while with the sail up trying to tell if we were moving for a while, probably looking like either idiots or incredible optimists.
As we were motoring out and back the engine
had a moderate amount of vibration to it. Not just the motor
vibration, but like some growth had occured on the prop to make it offbalance or possibly even that part of the prop was missing(not understandable since we just took it out a few weeks ago and it hasn't left the dock
since then. unless electrolysis
is much worse than I thought.)
Also, as we were motoring, it might just be the quite significant growth on the hull
, but we couldn't get the boat above 2.5MPH(measured using a handheld GPS) In January, before there was any significant growth other than slime on the hull
we were able to get up to 6-6.5 with motor
alone and not too long ago, only a month or so, we were able to get 4ish under sail without any severe winds. We couldn't sail on this most recent outing, so no telling if it was just the engine
or if the growth was just slowing down everything. I'll pull the motor and check it in the next few days, but I'm just curious as to your guys opinions.