Kai Nui, & SkiprJohn,
Thanks for the replies.
JohnL, I also have a Cascade 42, now a 44 added the stern scoup. 1980 vintage with an old faithful Faryman 34HP Diesel
. Was heading up to the San Juans early Sept. but ran into some problems with my seawater pump
. Heading out the Columbia
at CR and caught a 30lb Salmon then headed out to pick up some Albacore Tuna before heading north. 1 Salmon and 2 Tuna. About the time I was setting out the tuna jigs and taking a picture of my wife at the helm
heading into the sunset, notice no water
coming out of the exhaust
... shut her down and was heading for the engine
when I had to stop and pull in the first tuna. While working on the engine
hooked into another tuna but let it drag until I could complete the repair.
Pully came loose and was sitting in the bilge
. As luck would have it, the tool box didn't have the metric allen wrenches as they were left at home. Jurry rigged it and headed north. At 1am while sleeping on the cabin sole
I woke to a start. Cabin
full of smoke, shut down the engine and popped out onto the cockpit
scarring the hell out of my wife. Smoke billowing out. Engine overheated and I destroyed the seawater pump
. Put up the sails
and headed back to Astoria.
Replaced the pump after 3 days and we decided to take a gunk holing trip back up the Columbia
The straw that broke the camel's back was on the second day up the river, no wind
, motoring along and the Hurth transmission
decides to permantly slip. Oh well, call a buddy from home to come give us a tow. While side tied heading back to port, river level at -2ft, both boats combined weighing 17tons, we struck a deadhead in the river 1 mile from port.
Arrived home around 10pm, tied her up, was invited to the neighbors for Pizza. Not seeing any water
coming in, we took them up on the Pizza. One hour later, return to the slip and the boat
looks a little low in the water. Upon entry into the main salon
, wala, I'm up to my waist in river water. So, as we are pulling everything off and running a 2" electric pump
to get the water out, my wife says, "you know every time we are on this boat
all I ever get to see of you is your hind end because you always have your head
down in the engine compartment." Then she adds, " I don't know what you are planning on doing this weekend, but I'm going to the Seattle
fall boat show
Needless to say, the Cascade is on the hard
and I now have two 40+ foot boats.
Hope you enjoy the story.
Gemini - also JohnL