Originally Posted by Polwart
You chose to do 86 nm with a spun prop / problematic engine at 6 knots rather than do 1 mile back to the start and get the issue fixed
Had to push on. The boat has been siting on a drying berth for over a year with very little movement. I put a lot of the lack of power down to a dirty bottom and badly degraded fuel in the system and low maint on the main engine. The aux was mine so knew we would get there in the end.
The payment on the marina was up and with no trailor had to make it over to Kent.
Had it have all gone bad we would have dropped the Aux and still proceeded a about 5-6 knots. so nothing really lost appart from ££ on fuel. It was when we got back and found that the prop was spun and the bottom was actually quite clean, i felt a bit of a plonker.
live and learn.