Engine Issues

We have a volvo penta 20 20 and here we have grouped togeter our maintenance videos, our issues with our engine and all you really need to know about your engine from the view of owning one and were too afraid to ask.

Watch our "No cruising for us" video and add comments etc.

No cruising for us

We were getting ready to go, but we found an oil leak so we had to get that sorted first. There was a sharp rain shower down at the marina, followed by a beautiful rainbow. We both love to see...
Watch our "Storm sailing preparation" and add comments etc.

Prepare for the worst

One of the items in the Yachtmaster syllabus is "Preparing yacht for sea and for adverse weather" so Beverley and I decided to chat about that and how we always prepare Salty Lass for storms even...
Watch our "Water locked" video and add comments etc.

Rusty Waterlock

Our waterlock was rusting from the inside and leaving trails of rusty water on the inside of our boat, so it was time to get stuck in and put a new one in. It's great to receive packages,...
Watch our 'Engine Trouble revisited' video and add comments etc.

Engine trouble revisited

We sorted out our engine again. This time the starter motor and a small gasket on the water impeller. We also found out the plans for the new marina and the proposed schedule of works. We had...
Watch our 'More Stuff goes wrong' video and add comments etc.

More Stuff goes wrong

Two great passages to Holyhead, electrical issues, family, and lots of engine trouble as we travel from Beaumaris to Porthdinllean on the Llyn Peninusula and then on to Holyhead. The weather...
Watch our 'Clearing up after Pan Pan' video and add comments etc.

Diesel engine exhaust elbow

The clean up after our Pan Pan begins, so we sort out our problems and we discuss wind over tide. One of the issues that we had discovered after our Pan Pan was that the diaphragm around the...
Watch our 'Pan Pan' video and add comments etc.

Pan Pan

Water was gushing into the engine compartment and filling up with diesel fumes so we declared a Pan Pan. We had at last escaped Conwy, the weather was pleasant and we could at last feel the...
Watch our 'Engine Trouble' video and add comments etc.

Engine Troubles

We had hoped to sail with Karen back to Liverpool, but one look out into the lough, let alone the Irish Sea told us that we were not going anywhere. However Belfast Lough is a great place to sail,...
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Oil and Diesel Service

The last of the parts needed to complete the engine service had arrived during the week, so now there was no excuse, but to get messy and complete the engine service. Oil Service For the oil...
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Servicing our Volvo Penta sea water cooling system

Whatever type of boat you have, there is a service schedule with regard to the engine. For a full service ours is every year or 200 engine hours. When we purchased the yacht, the last time that the...