I departed the marina berth this morning and went to a mooring. I am so relieved to get away from the marina and into some quiet space. I am still waiting for courier packages so can’t completely get away from Canoe Cove just yet.
Also I now have an engine problem. When I started the engine this morning it was reluctant, but eventually started to a great cloud of smoke, then a couple of minutes later it stopped. Most unusual.
After many tries the engine started again and after running for a while I left the dock and went to a mooring. This afternoon I decided to run the engine again (still not confident) and to also give the batteries a charge.
The engine was hard to start again but eventually ran but after 10 minutes shut down again. Seems like a fuel problem so checked the filters and all OK. But now can’t prime the system, maybe the fuel pump is knackered.
Oh well, not much to do about it on a Friday night so will consult the rum bottle for inspiration.
On a positive note its been a nice day, the dinghy is in the water, the diesel cabin heater is working a treat. Who knows the courier may arrive tomorrow, its only 10 days since it left New Zealand.