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  • #31
    Pretty Work.


    • #32
      Genset extraction day today.....

      Actually just the electrical back end. I have a new one in the garage, the old electrical side failed when exposed to a little too much salt water (it was under, and after every attempt to rinse, dry, WD-40, it still lazilly gave me 18 - 19 volts AC). 4 cylinder Kuboto diesel engine has 4000 hrs, so not really to the halfway mark. Dealer is Phasor in Pompano beach, very helpful guys, had a new back end on the shelf.

      Separating the electrical side from the engine is a bit complicated, but first had to disconnect the whole thing, lift it and put PVC tubes under to roll it forward in the ER. Then I can access the coupling bolts, etc. (in its home, there is only 4" of headroom over the genset). Got that accomplished, separated the end, and then had to engineer a way to lift it out of the hole and onto the salon floor.. So I built an A Frame out of regular 2 x 6's and 2 x4's this morning, designed so that at full hoist the genset will clear the floor and I can slide a dolly or new base underneath.

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      Some spare Sailing Bote parts helped.... Then, the 7:1 purchase allowed me to hoist it out, and clear the salon floor.

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      So stop and catch your breath, then slide the whole thing foreward to get it out of the way.

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      The A Frame slides fore and aft and is stabilized with "outriggers" on the engine boxes. This allows the genset to be moved foreward out of the way...

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      I'll drink a few beers tonight and ponder the engineering problem of getting the new one out of my garage and into the cockpit. A crane at a certain yacht club comes to mind...


      • #33
        Save that A-frame. Billinfla is building a guillotine 😀

        Enjoy tremendously following along - thanks for posting 👍


        • #34
          Damn Tom, I am totally impressed with all this. Much respect brother 🌊


          • #35
            That’s a whole lot of talent undertaking this by yourself!


            • #36
              Originally posted by MikeO View Post
              That’s a whole lot of talent undertaking this by yourself!
              There is a TON of talent on this forum.
              - You want to fix a bote, catch fish, sail a saileybote (any size) (well, it is a hoot to see him in a Pram), reelestate, run a regatta, catch fish RUNNING a regatta, T.O.T is your man.
              - You want a FIRST class house/mansion built, sail a BIG sailybote, help in a regatta, supply PoleDancers, IlliBilli is your man.

              Plus all the other folks we are learning about.
              Ohhh, and you. The fisherman of all fisherman, and can run a bote (motor) also.
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              • #37
                Originally posted by MikeO View Post
                That’s a whole lot of talent undertaking this by yourself!
                I'm 99 percent sure you would have done the same if it was your personal boat!!!

                OP yachts, well we know what the liability situation could/is ......

                and some follow up, we did a 4 day bahamas trip, genset never missed a beat, no issues whatsoever. Remind me not to attend a yacht club fishing tournament in August. (we did win, but counting deep drop, reef, and occasional mahi/skipjack is not that impressive....)

                Big Game and Robbie/Cisco still rocks!!!


                • Parker Yacht
                  Parker Yacht commented
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                  Any girls sipping tequilia off the Fleet s naval on the BBG Dock?