Prout Quest 31 Engine Problem
I have taken a young Turkish guy under my wings who has bought himself a very well equipped Prout Quest 31 lying here in Cartagena. After a week of going through the boat with him, discovering equipment and getting it sorted today was supposed to be the first day of a sail on this boat. He assured me that the 1 cylinder 13.5hp Arona engine coupled to a Silette saildrive leg was working fine (it also had a top end repair done very recently).
However, when we started the engine (which started easily) we found that in gear there was no power / revolutions, the engine producing good revs in neutral. The prop was turning.
Checked what we could check, all fine except it appears that the oil in the Silette leg is low. Could this low oil level be the cause?