The Royal Order of the Yankmar
The Yanmar diesel on Thunder is just a necessary evil, used to get us to or back from the race.
During the 2005 season the old Yanmar decided to be a little obstreperous.
When Charley bought the boat the previous owner showed him the hand crank handle,
which had never been used.
Until this year it's efficacy had remained only theoretical.
During the several months of finding the mechanical bugs, we discovered hand cranking would indeed work.
2005 Miscellaneous Home
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