A beginning with myself and marine diesel engines: Farymaan Diesel engines from Western Germanyhave been around a long time and due to a really once off special offer at the time, when the new local agents here in Cape Town, took delivery of their first stocks. I was one of the first place my order with them,this was about 25 years back!
A beginning with myself and marine diesel engines: Farymaan Diesel engines from Western Germanyhave been around a long time and due to a really once off special offer at the time, when the new local agents here in Cape Town, took delivery of their first stocks.
I was one of the first place my order with them,this was about 25 years back! Once started that engine was unstoppable, due in the main to a Flywheel one man could not lift!
A good start to my life with marine diesel engines. Being rather keen to maintain the engine in peak condition, I always changed the engine oil and filter at the specified period of every 50 hours, or as it said in the owners hand book once per year, which ever comes first.
Which means I changed the oil 28 times! This was in Six years of ownership.
So that was a oil change every few months, or 4. A double transatlantic on the same boat went a long way to clocking up those hours. Then we sold the boat, cleared our home mortgage bond and started looking for boat number two, which as fate would have came by surprise a week after one very dark and stormy night.
The boat was a week late, then came the storm mentioned. It was a very rough North Wester, which off the Western Cape here in Cape Town, where we live, means it was an onshore storm. With reduced sails and a three cylinder diesel providing extra power, the skipper carried on into one of the blackest nights to be remembered, such were the conditions that being out in them just made little sense, the option to turn to starboard before Cape Point and make for Simonstown was long gone.
It was about 2am. The skipper and his crew thought they were on course for Cape Town but in reality they were heading for Hout Bay, which is at the back of Table Mountain. They had been pushed inshore by possibly as much no GPS back then as four sea miles and a heading of 15 degrees lower than safety required.
Visibility was close to nil. A recipe for disaster, which of course was not too far away… Off that coast is a light house called Slangkop, which is dutch for snake head, It can be seen from a long way off but with poor DR dead recogning navigation, compiled with the bad visibility, Slangkop light house was never seen by any of the four crewmen.
The skipper was bang on course by now to find himself, yacht and crew inside this Reef. This is a favourite surfers spot, when conditions are rightwhen it resembles the waves in Hawaai.
If they were not very quick and given a little luck, they would soon end up on the rocks around a half mile away. What happens next is amazing - while some crew went forward and deployed an anchor on a long line, a mayday was sent out on the yachts VHF, whose arial had been at the mast head.
The mast being lost over the side meant that all that was transmitting was a stump of RG 59 coax sticking out of the teak decks! At a press conference the next day it was stated that they expected to be on the scene in no more that 15 minutes, which highlights just how bad it was that night, as they took close to one hour!
That is what happened, the four men were taken on board the rescue boat and the boats pilot opened the twin throttles and headed for home. Excepting that a huge wave picked them up and pushed the life boat backwards and drowned the two engines, one of which just managed to re start and an escape was made back to Station Eight in Hout Bay.
This rescue was nearly one of disaster, the eight men could easily have been lost, the rescuers were recognized at a later awards evening and all four men involved from Station 8 received a citation to bravery. I hear you say has this to do with oil?
I bought what was left, being little more than a hull and deck but with a very large hole in it. My successful salvage and eventual re launch just 51 weeks later will make for a story some other time perhaps? The Tosca 36 angelo lavranos design delivery was put on hold and I set to rebuilding my new boat, the family were just delighted.
That was around twenty years back and the engine is still in her, having done close to reliable hours now. Back to the Oil thing. That engine is a BMW, a car and motor bike company who never really made diesel engines then?
So they used a German Hatz Diesel, then marinized it with various sizes of engines based on the same block, adding cylinders to acheive more power, mine was the 32 hp in Line twin cylinder and just like the Farymaan engine very reliable and economical too.
While all the reconstruction and engine fitting was going on in my new boat I made a discovery, or perhaps revelation is a better term. Again each 50 hours or once a year, whichever is the sooner - But!
It also said that if a specific higher grade diesel oil was used the oil could be used for hours! That is twice the use on the same filling of course.Register with your account, search for ship by IMO number or ship's name and click on (UPLOAD PHOTOS) above.
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