Circled back to the annual maintenance. I had to use vice-grips to crack the bolts on the impeller cover – but it came off ok. The impeller turned out to be like-new. I replaced it, and the O-ring, anyway. I need to look at the Raycor fuel filter, grease a bunk bearing on the prop….
I was pulling away from the dock at Chatter Box Falls when I noticed that one of my fenders was still out. I tried to pull it up but it was too difficult for me to get at it with the canoe strapped to the side. In my effort to do this I pulled off…
As I contemplate the work to re-varnish Merva I come to the boat house and better protecting Merva from the sun. I have decided to start to ‘button up’ the boathouse. I started this with replacing some of the more deteriorated plywood on the sunny side.
Getting ready for a cruise to Chatter Box falls. Depart around March 20th. First order of business is to get parts. I went looking for replacements for the house batteries (2x Trojan T-125 Plus) but could not find any locally. So picked a pair of ‘Interstate’ equivalents. They are about 10-15% poorer on the spec….
Cockpit Benches, Varnish/Paint
A very talented woodworker made a pair of benches for the cockpit. These are removable but remain in the usual case. A bit of cosmetic work done. The anchor locker hatch and for-deck skylight were stripped and varnished. The capping board was repainted.
Rule LoPro 900S: Why its misunderstood
Rule created the LoPro (low profile) 900 to allow the bilge pump to fit into tight spaces. It is only 2.25 inches high and the outlet can easily be rotated to a desired angle. It can also be configured to kick-in at 2″ or (a very shallow) 1.3″. Mine came configured for 1.3″ and I…
Water tanks sucked dry/clean and refilled. Moved fresh Whale water pump and installed a new Jabsco accumulator. The system held pressure over 12 hours so I think its ‘tight’. The thumping at the taps is gone but the pump still kicks in as soon as a tap is opened? The accumulator is supposed to come…
Fresh Water System
Visited the boat several times today. I figured out where to install the accumulator. I had to move the pump (done) and move some pipes/fittings (to be done). I drained the tanks into the bilge. This allowed me to; thoroughly clean the inside of the tanks determine to what degree fresh water plumbing may be…
Fresh Water System
First off – nobody drinks the water from these tanks. They are for the two sinks (dishes and washing hands). Decided to install an accumulator. This will reduce the frequency of the pump doing its thing (it can be a bit noisy in the quiet of night). It will also eliminate the pulsing at the…
The many faces of the salon.