Need to find a yard and mechanic
for major engine
work on 1978 Tartan 37 with a Westerbeke
40. re-build or re-power here in MEXICO! Puerta Vallerta or Mazatlan?
I've been getting great info from the Forums
for a few years now, first posting! I saved up for a good one!
We left CA Dec 17, 2012 and eased our way down coast as far as Acapulco. Heading back up, we skipped the Gulf of California
on the way down so we were heading for the Sea for the summer.
about 30 miles South of Manzanillo, Colima MX. Sailed up to Barre de Navidad (there is a marina here) and got some help from the local cruiser fleet to bring our 1978 Tartan 37 to dock
in the marina. re April 3, 2013
To date we have rigged an outboard Mercury
9.9 on the transom and think we are ready to get out of port here and head
on up the coast. Puerta Vallerta, Jalisco or Mazatlan, Sinaloa or ???
Soooooo, I need a reference for a mechanic
and yard ???
Engine problem is that we lost oil
into bilge/sump and motor
started to knock and stopped. Apparent location of leak is connection of the oil
cooler to engine, either the oil feed line or return line may have failed??? There are no cracks or holes in the hoses, but the oil sprayed out in that area of the engine compartment.
We refilled to engine oil and tried the starter to try to see where the leak might be coming from and got about a half turn before a loud SQUEEK stopped the engine from turning any more. Have not tried to start it since!
We toyed with the idea of pulling the head
, dropping the oil pan, etc. But don't think we can do much useful investigation of the problem without pulling the engine. So we are heading north in search of a yard and mechanic...
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