Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Costly Repair

Last night we headed down to the marina to try and figure out and fix the source of Naughty-Cal's leg issues. We had a vague idea what the problem might be but didn't expect the fix to be quite so quick and simple.

Behind the dashboard there are two relays which form part of the sterndrive trim system, there are a further two relays located by the pump in the engine bay. We had already suspected one of these to be at fault so we swapped them over and hey presto the leg no goes down on it's own but won't come back up again.

So we have replaced the faulty relay for a cost of £2.60. Yes that's right £2.60, there are not that many fixes on a boat that are so cheap!

For good measure we have changed the other relay as well just to be on the safe side. At and extra £2.60 it was worth the peace of mind. So now we are back on track for our trip to Scotland.


  1. Hooray!!!!
    Looking forward to your trip.

  2. So are we. Hopefully no more set backs in the next couple of weeks!

  3. Great news Rach, the ones in the engine bay look to be a right pain to get at

  4. They are which is why we started with the ones behind the dashboard!