Over the past week I’ve been motoring my CAL
39 down the ICW
from Cape Canaveral to Miami
. On Monday we arrived at Lake Worth
and spent the night anchored. Next morning we docked for water
and a pump
out. We then proceeded to exit LW inlet. Half a mile out (once we encountered some turbulent water) the engine
raced then died. Wouldn’t restart so called Tow Boat
for tow back to anchorage. Without going into all details here is a summary of findings and actions:
stirred up once I left ICW
, new primary filter (Racor) clogged
2. Air filter clogged.
3. Added AJX TCS AND TMS (fuel cleaner and maintainer) to tank as highly recommended.
4.changed Primary and secondary filters.
5. Cleaned air filter
6. Filled both filters till overflowing then capped to eliminate bubbles.
7. Bled secondary filter using hand primer
8. Attempted to bleed fuel
lines to injector pumps
With all the above engine
turns over but will not fire at all
To make thing worse all batteries
, both starter and house are dead. This boat
has been sitting at a dock
plugged in to shore power
for years hence bad fuel. I’m learning
her systems and have obviously done poor job of battery
management. Btw, bought all new batteries
3 months ago.
I finally found a mechanic
that will come out to boat on Monday morning. I will then need to call Tow Boat for a jump start when he is ready.
I’m off the boat for a couple of days and will return with a 12v Lithium battery
pack to see if I could get my solar
going with everything turned off .
How would you go about breathing life into this boat given the above? ( Engine not firing and all batteries dead)
would be greatly appreciated!