Hello, I sail a Danish motor
sailor, an LM30 called Rockabill, from my home harbour in Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland
. In 2010 I sailed around Ireland
, normal cruising ground is East coast
of Ireland, West coasts of Scotland
and Wales. Once I get the hang of this forum I hope to look for guidance on gear
problems, discuss sailing areas etc. I am nearly 72, married, four sons eldest of whom sails
a Contessa 32 out of Galway Bay.
Just now I need to change oil
in Rockabill's saildrive
. Find it difficult to open bottom drain screw while kneeling in mud at low tide (she's bilge
keel). Screw seems stuck. Plan to apply freeing oil
, then a rag tourniquet and heat with boiling water
, then gently tap an impact screw driver. Anxious not to damage threads.
If you have any better ideas they would be very welcome!