5 thoughts on “We Left!”

  1. Congratulations on leaving. If all goes according to plan, we are going to be about two weeks behind you.

    If you haven’t replaced them yourselves, when you get a chance have the internal and external seals at the saildrive-hull joint checked. Our ETAP has the same Volvo 120 saildrive leg you do and at her last launch the (old) seals failed and the boat began taking on water. Fortunately she was still in the sling and was lifted right out without any damage. However, the consequence of that happening underway could be quite serious.

    The “useful life” of these seals per Volvo is 7 years, and if they were last replaced at the time your boat was repowered it may be time to change them.

    1. Hey. Congrats on the journey! Actually we are well aware of this seal. We changed it and all the oil seals on our saildrive two years ago 🙂

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