"Smoke".. my wife called out from the galley
. yes I answered .Florida's interior
is burning. There is a lot of smoke in the air. We had come in from the ocean at St Augustine and turned north into the ICW
. We were going to Green Cove Springs 20 nm past Jacksonville
, up the St Johns River.
"No! The smoke is in the cabin! I am getting the fire extinguisher!" Susan yells. I'm thinking electric
fire, checked the amp meter. It was ok. I went to stop the engine
but it beat me to it, no knocking, no bangs. It just stopped. I let it cool down and found the 3/8 line to the oil
sending units, broken clean off, all the oil
gone, but the crank moved easily by hand. Fix line, refill with oil and it started, but ran rough. Shut it down, but now I could not move the crank at all...SEIZED!. Tow Boat US to Green Cove Springs - $2100 towing fee!! Gotta love that Insurance
Now home in Canada
with my 20 year old Yanmar
... removed oilpan and rocker cover, definitely spun at least one bearing.
I want to rebuild
it myself. I am familiar with gas engines but not so much with diesels. Don't know how far to go? Don't know what I need away from a Shop Manual and any special tools, which I don't have.
Support - that is where I hope You all
come in.The engine
was good . Burned no oil, started right away and never overheated. Me, I am soon 72 and stubborn, so we will do it. Let me hear from you, if you have any good ideas that won't cost too much! Thanks. Ole