Gearbox goes bang
Further to my earlier post on Verado engines.
We were not so lucky this time. A year ago, the gearbox kept us going for 5 days until the new one arrived. This time it lasted from 1145 Sunday when the first sound of trouble was detected, to 1130 today!
I have never heard a gearbox fail before, but let me tell you its loud. So loud, that those right at the front of the boat even at 25 kts heard it! Fortunately with a twin set up and towards the end of our journey, we were able to safely return boat and passengers back to Poole. After a quick once over, we were able to start the "dead" engine and confirm that the power head was fine.
Just waiting on UPS and Barrus to deliver replacement, fingers crossed