I have 2011 Beneteau
Sense 50, Yanmar
75 hp with the ZF marine dock
and go system.
For the past 18 months it’s performed perfectly,
Until yesterday, we were motor-sailing, and suddenly very large gusts, and huge following seas hit. I heard a rather horrible sound, something like the engine
being pushed by the transmission
....if that’s possible. Then it shuttered to a stop.
I restarted in neutral, and the engine
sounded fine. But when I re-engages the drive, I didn’t sound right. I shut it down.
After 5 more hours of sailing down the east coast
of Fuerteventura , Canaria Spain
, I tried to re-start and the engine only clicked.
I tried several times, and finally it sort of coughed and sputtered....never gaining any power. Then it died.
I was lucky to sail to a safe anchorage just in front of morro jabel. Then the guy who operates the ‘pirate-ship’ ( which is an original 1921 beauty btw) very nicely came out and towed me into what is the most comfortable harbor I’ve been in yet!!! So that’s the good news!
Today, a yanmar mechanic
came down and analyzed the motor
. He thinks the transmission
is somehow clamped to the engine and won’t allow it to turn. We can rotate the crank about 1/16 of a rotation
Anyone out there have anything similar happen???
The next step is to try and separate the sail-drive from the engine. This is not going to be pretty...