We brought WinDancer home from Texas
on July 4th. She is a Beneteau
265 with double spreader rig. (Not sure what's up with double spreader rig... future research
project). Upon arrival, i took her straight over to the diesel mechanic
since the engine
would not run.
This is a 1 cyclinder Volvo Penta
. $3K and three months later the engine works. The mechanic
saved a fuel
sample for me. It was 60% clear liquid of some sort 20% gritty substance (cigarettes?), 20% diesel
Not sure what the clear liquid was - they removed it. Potentially gasoline? kerosene?
Someone had destroyed the push rod that actuated the high pressure injector pump
. This forced the mechanic to pull out the engine and work on it. He said the engine wasn't installed correctly.
Valve job, control system rebuild
(twice), new injectors, new fuel filter
, and the engine works just fine now.
I have yet to sail her, tried out the engine with the mast
on the deck
should be a fun winter.