Monday, November 11, 2013

Late August / early September, Brewerton to Home

One of the reasons we stopped at Brewerton was to take advantage of a nearby Cummins MerCruiser dealer.    The engine developed an exhaust leak and it took some time to diagnose the source.  We learned that the factory left off the copper gasket seal at the base of the Cyl. #4 Fuel Injector.  Luckily this was warranty work or it would have been a $2,000 expense.

We wanted to wait for the Cummins engine tech to deliver Fuel Injector and finish repairing the engine.  But since our cruising for the season was finished, we wanted to return home to Dunedin as soon as possible.  We finished up winterizing the tug over two days.  We then loaded the truck with the kayaks, bikes, and an amazing amount of stuff we had squirreled away on the tug.  An easy two-day drive, with one fuel stop (I love the auxiliary tank) on the pickup, and we were able to fill up with the cheapest diesel on the east coast in South Carolina.  We were back home the first week of September.  Shortly after we arrived home, Brewerton Boatyard staff called to confirm that the engine work was done and the tug was getting pulled from the water for inside winter storage.

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