Hi! The only system on my 30' sloop
that's a black art to me is Hydrolic transmission
. I don't know anything about it.
I was 20 miles offshore
yesterday motorsailing south of Cape Flattery (northwest tip of US) when the bilge
filled with Hydrolic fluid and the shaft stopped spinning.
The Hydrolic unit that spins the shaft is in the bilge
. There was a very distinct wheezy leaking sound coming from the unit. Although I couldn't tell where the leak precisely was.
If the leak is coming from the unit itself can it be fixed? Any ideas how, and can it be done in the water
I sailed 30 miles back to Neah Bay in fog
and the lightest most non-existent air ever, fighting the current
at the mouth of the straight of Juan De fuca.
I'd like to fix this on my own, if possible and continue to San Francisco
rather than sail back to Ballard with my tail between my legs.
Anybody have experience or tips with Hydrolic transmissions?