Blue Mist - Humans Strike again
Blue Mist is a faithful boat, getting us thorough time and again in spite of us. In the middle of the night things started to shut down, insturment lights went off, the the insturments, then the GPS. Visions of having to turn back danced in our heads. The the problem surfaced, some unnamed idiot had been testing the switch that isolates the starter battery from the house batteries. This unnamed idiot who is also the Captain left the switch on the starter battery, which could not meet the demand. Easy solution, just start the engine since the house batteries were full. Well starting the engine with it still in reverse resulted in the prop swallowing a line. Divers in the warter for two hours and the engine/transmission test . All is finally well and sailing on.. read more...