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It’s been a busy aboard Banjo.  As you may recall, we got towed out of our anchorage almost a month ago and have been eager to discover the cause of our engine failure.  I met with Gary last week and attended to his assigned homework of preparing the…

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This DIY Boat Engine project shows how we remove and re-install our raw seawater pump on an 85-HP Perkins 4.236 Marine Diesel Engine.  As a follow-up video for our Perkins 4.236 Engine Repair: Raw Water Pump Post, we hope you find the video a nice…

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I received a call from Chuck first thing this morning. He had been thinking about our engine and the possible locations where water could get into the crankcase.  Although the most obvious answer to the problem is a blown head gasket, Chuck made a…

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Today was a busy day.  This morning, we received a knock on the hull and found Gary, one of the Deaton’s Yacht Service employees, requesting to come aboard. We welcomed him and took a couple minutes to listen to his plan for removing our Perkins boat…

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After today’s news, we thought it would be good to post something happy and positive.  We took a few photos around the yard to do something creative.  Hope you enjoy. [ngg src=”galleries” ids=”3″ display=”basic_slideshow”]

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We were fortunate to have had John Deaton from Deatons Yacht Service, come aboard Banjo and perform an inspection of our Perkins marine engine. Shannon and I have been nervous since discovering a problem with Banjo’s engine.  Since, we have been actively…

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As some may remember, right before Hurricane Florence, Banjo experienced some engine problems.  We later realized she has water in her oil, which has various possible causes.  After Hurricane Florence, and subsequently Hurricane Michael which came right…

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In the distance, the whooshing hum of evening traffic is almost deafening, as rubber tires spin across hardened pavement. Those modern, mechanical carriages are so close to us, and yet we are invisible to them, mostly. The occasional traveler may catch a…
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