Took the boat out yesterday for the first time since buying it. It ran great for about 30 minutes then the starboard engine ran hot. Came back to dock and thruster wouldn't work. Wind, no thruster and one engine for a 70 foot houseboat! Surprisingly stayed calm and had great help from neighbors.

This boat has a "Sideshift" brand electric aft thruster and had thrown all three breakers. Not sure yet what caused the engine to run hot but I'm wondering if it is impeller related or if this engine even has an impeller or a water pump like an automotive engine. Volvo Penta AMD40 Diesel.

We also had an electrical issue that turned out to be loose connections in the dock cord.

Neverthless, we are having a great time entertaining family and friends.