Originally Posted by absurdtraveler
Though on the bright side it's ggod it broke down here and not in the Atlantic ...
What is an Oceanian 60? No google results...
Many larger boats don't use their engines while on passage since they usually use a genset for charging while underway if needed for onboard equipment. Getting into and out of harbor is often the important part of having the engine handy. So suppose the likely scene would have been a break when getting into port--which really could have been dicy.
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity with the detail.
That sounds like it would have been a bigger "ouch" than just the chain itself if the break happened while the engine was in use.
Good luck to the boat's owners in getting things sorted out to satisfaction quickly.