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Old 20-12-2010, 15:03   #1
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Angry Shaken, Not Disturbed

Just did my shake down from San Diego to Hawaii,
Snapped both spreaders, port forward shroud ripped from the deck, fittings snapped, (stainless fatigue) mainsail ripped at the diamond, motor packed it in thirty-two days with limited power.
Now it appears the motor is totalled.
So now stuck in Hawaii trying to find a new inboard motor,,,
just before christmas......
Any suggestion on a small inboard diesel? currently I have an Isuzu but it is far to large and complicated,
Q any suggestions?
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Old 20-12-2010, 15:25   #2
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Old 20-12-2010, 15:50   #3
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thx 12-16 I will have a look
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Old 20-12-2010, 15:52   #4
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A plane ticket to wherever you're heading might be a better way.

It will give you time to think without being under the gun and you can always work for a bit to regroup the kitty.
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Old 20-12-2010, 16:08   #5
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good point, as I am non US I have limited time here and April may be a better time to head off to samoa
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BTW, welcome to the group. Lots of good info here
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islander 44 is a coooool boat----welcome and good luck with engine-- consider rebuild???? can be cheaper.....
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Old 21-12-2010, 03:29   #8
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thx I will have a look once I leave Hawaii it is nearly impossible to get anything of value here.
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welcome!! hope the next part of your journey is not so trying!
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Welcome,hell of a shake down.Might ck probably trk engine,find in junk yd?marc
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Just did my shake down from San Diego to Hawaii ...
If you consider > 2,500 miles to be a mere “shakedown”, I;d be daunted to join you for any long distance “passages”.
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Old 21-12-2010, 12:34   #12
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hahhahah well two knock downs should not shake the teeth,, now I just have to get the spreader back on the mast? snapped the welds
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Any suggestion on a small inboard diesel?
Yanmar - for not bad service net, I think.
Or Universal - Kubota based, by Westerbeke. Kubota parts are easier to obtain in a case of need than Mitsubishi (Westerbeke itself is Mitsubishi based, the same for Vetus, I believe)
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I have posted the spreader snaps if your interested
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