Christian: I'm sure that with a blast of hylon from an old fire extinguisher - Santa will be able to invade through your chimney -- and bring holiday cheer !!
Christian: How about an image of your boat to go with your story? Email it to me and I'll post with your article.
I've also forwarded the link to friends on the westcoast in the sailing community. We of course laugh gently with you and recall many similar events in our boating life -- though usually not all on the same trip :)
Let's see there is the time that the owner with 11 people on board lost the sea water pump - which allowed the hot exhaust to melt through the cheap water lift muffler spewing hot salt water in the engine compartment and filling the boat with exhaust and salt steam -- he replumbed the fresh water supply into the engine just enough to keep it cool the 5 miles back to the dock - meanwhile he was sticking his head out of the companion way hatch while holding his jury rigged cooling system together... (Quote "next time I'll call for a BoatUS tow")
Then with a brand new engine - the owner left the sea water emergency cooling pump ON and filled the < 5 hours old engine with sea water -- yes that causes the springs of the fuel injector to later break and rev's the engine to max RPM's until the springs are replaced.
As for help with fixing things there are a few ways online - use the forum's to post specific issues and members will chime in. See Members area > Westsail FAQ for collections of fixes and Members area > Images from Members where I've organized a lot of images into albums.
To have your blog address on our site - just go to View Profile - and add the blogg address to your profile - like you added your photo - then edit your original post and add in the URL to your blog site as a link...
Christians blog is at
I have also edited his orginial post for content- let's be gentile on this forum - life is just to short.
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