Hello again from Fannie Bay. Yesterday our new outboard arrived and all of a sudden we're mobile again. Marvellous.
Darwin Sailing Club has an excellent outboard servicing area which I used to add the necessary oil and petrol. I used the flushing tank to run the engine for a few minutes before conducting successful "sea trials". Nice engine.
|New outboard motor|
We have solved one of the engine problems, that of the motor being hard to start. That turned out to be a poor electrical connection near the new batteries we installed several months ago. All part of debugging the new systems before we leave Darwin. Hopefully the engine problem (an air leak near one of the injectors) will be fixed soon.
Hope all's well where you are!