Absolutely. A number of years ago I was part of a delivery crew for a friend who had bought a used CS 36 Merlin. Western NY state to Chicago in the Spring. Owner was in a hurry to get going and ignored advice to do as you suggested. Seller assured my friend that the engine had been regularly and properly serviced. Hah. Had to stop over in Erie, Pa as the engine kept stalling, running rough, etc. All kinds of muck messing with the fuel filter and fuel pump intake. Injectors we’re anything but clean. Lost a day and a half having a local boatyard get everything proper again. Needless to say the new owner was anything but happy.Actually, replacing the fuel filter, impeller, oil would all be good. Running at the slip under load for 15 minutes to see water flow and temp is not a bad test.
You know that the Delta is fresh water right? Not that there is anything wrong with that!Thanks to all that have opined in, the help is really appreciated. This boat will be the end, I'm sneaking up on 75 real fast and hoping to go out with at least a smile and smell of saltwater on my hands.
even past Antioch?The further north you go into the Delta, the fresher the water. When the tide is coming in you can sip the water and it's salty, but then it will dilute to brackish.
Not too bad for bathing as long as you use a bar of Lava. That reminded me of my stint on a carrier back in Nam days, you learn that Lava is the only soap that Lathers in salt water.
Pack more snax next time? ^_^Looking for insight, please.