Christmas shipping with Babinga

19 Dec

Engine woes abound on Tango as we sadly bowed out of the Christmas shipping for 2014. Andy turned on the engines to give them a nice warm up (diesel engines like to run more than sit…especially in colder weather) and we got lots of smoke out of the starboard engine. Our engines do have a lot of hours on them, and we know we’re overdue for some overhauling on rings and such. Most likely oil leaking into the combustion somewhere…but whatever it is…not worth risking out on the river at night.

When we let the fleet leaders know, they kindly invited us out on one of the warm power boats, so we got to go Christmas shipping in style! The night we went out was extra special, as KGW (a local news station) was aboard and did an interview while we watched from the bridge.


Babinga’s deck


Christmas shipping in style


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