April 28, 2016

April 26-28, 2016  Days 22-24  Spring 2016
At anchor in front of the Battery
Charleston, SC

There seems to be a pattern here. We did try to leave on Tuesday. Just as we were ready to cast off, we saw more smoke coming out of the starboard exhaust. So, we called the mechanic back and decided to replace all remaining injectors. They had to be ordered so we took the courtesy car once again and drove 40 minutes each way to pick them up on Wednesday.  By late Wednesday afternoon, the work was complete and the engine sounded good.

So, we cast off again this morning. As soon as we were free from the dock the starboard engine stalled out.  We made the decision then to keep going and just run on the port engine.  When we return to Virginia we will have it looked at by CAT mechanics to get to the source of the problem. We had hoped it was the injectors but it is apparently more than that.

We did have a calm travel day which was good. We had rain the first two hours, but it was not a problem.  We decided to go all the way to Charleston and anchor. We are happy to be anchored across from the Battery, lined with its antebellum homes.  We just beat a thunderstorm and were anchored before the rain started. There were huge threatening clouds!
We are anchored across from the Battery

Storm clouds at anchor!

We had dinner onboard and are relaxing for the evening – post storm and post boating concerns!