It was rather obvious. The engine
sputtered and died about 15 hours offshore
. All filters were replaced and all the lines were checked and tightened. All to no avail. Manually could not get it to prime even when I manually filled the fuel filter
After a couple of hours in 8 to 10 foot seas, I gave up. Upon getting to an anchorage, I was able to gravity feed into the primary fuel filter
and this got me to where my friends were departing from.
Replaced the fuel
pump, and it has worked fine. It was an almost impossible task though. Cutting off a wrench did not work because there was no leverage. There is no room for a socket. Crows foot may work but they are not available in Curacao
. Finally was able to pry and force the box end of wrench on the bolt using a very long screwdriver.