Here’s a haul-out I’d rather not be dealing with right now. The car started acting up a few days ago and then finally gave up yesterday. It wouldn’t even start so I could drive it to the repair shop; instead, I had to have it towed to my mechanic.  I was hoping it’d just be a simple sensor that needed replacing or something equally as easy [and inexpensive]. Nope, not with my luck. I went by there today and saw the entire top half of the engine off!


I’d rather be hauling out a sailboat.

Apparently some plastic part that’s in close proximity to the timing chain broke and the shrapnel from that caused the timing chain to break. That led to a complete malfunction consisting of bent valves, rods, broken lifters, etc. Big mess! I almost had to go home sick when I learned this… I could almost hear the sound of money flying out of my pocket…money I don’t have.

Engine Problems

Engine Problems

Thankfully, I know my mechanic very well so I know I’ll get a reasonable price, but it’s still gonna hurt.

I certainly hope when it comes to sailboats, haul-outs don’t turn this ugly this fast.