An easy fix? We know how that goes!
I was in the engine room early yesterday, working to clean away the oil that had leaked out of the engine in the hope of determining the source of the problem(s?). Even though, when compared to many other boats, the access to our Perkins engine is great, it’s still a tight fit to get down beside it. This made the job a tiny bit claustrophobic at times.
Once most of the surfaces of the engine were a bit more clean, it didn’t take too long for me to notice this leak…
Knowledgeable friends, both in person and online, assure me that if this is the only problem, the valve cover gasket, we’re golden. I am not quite so optimistic to believe that is the case, but we’ll start with the relatively easy and obvious issues first. Fortunately, the boat came with a complete set of gaskets so hopefully, I have all that I need on hand to complete the job. I say hopefully because with J’ouvert beginning early tomorrow morning, the nearby boat chandlery is all boarded up. Yes, they do that as less than 24 hours from now, the streets will be filled with oil and paint covered revelers!