Tuesday, July 28, 2015

missing pics

 Hi All,

 Missing Pics

Back of new panel
Engine installation finished front view
Finished install stern view
Ok all pics now complete, and launching today Tuesday 27-07-2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Well it took a while, but now all is finished and working, The Beta 30 Engine runs a treat and is much quieter than the Lister even when new. All old supply cables and hoses were renewed and all fitted and tested. Its sea trials next to fill in the installation check list and validate the 5 year warranty, I have asked to relaunch this week to complete these tests.
The charging problems I had before finally came to light whilst re doing the battery leads, the battery voltage sensor from the alternator had a hole in the insulation, the copper has corroded badly and was probably causing a very high resistance, meaning the alternator wasn't getting the right info to work properly. It all stemmed from the reef as this cable was the sixth one with that kind of damage.  Pics follow of out with the old in with the new also with some captions.
Old engine out again1

into cokpit2
As soon as I put it down I took the gearbox off then the crane came and put eng. on the floor
Then new engine was lifted on board
I took off bits that could get damaged, also the new adapter plate for the gearbox.
New adapter plate fitted to my old gearbox
engine begins its first journey into the boat without the gearbox
nearly there
Performing the marriage ceremony between Eng. (Melanie) and gearbox
Marriage completed
Then into the engine room for their honeymoon
View looking through engine room towards saloon
work begins modifying the mountings
New stainless steel bolted to wooden bearers
Engine lifted as high as poss. whilst this was going on, to save taking it in and out all the time.
old defunked controls that haven't worked for years.
Front of old panel
Front of new panel and amp meter after installation
I am now having trouble with the internet going slow and its taking forever to upload, will post rest of pics later.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Engine Arrives.

Hi everyone,
Well with the news on Sunday that the engine had arrived at 1600hrs I arranged to be hauled out on Wednesday morning. Pics of the dirty hull follow, not to bad after 23 months ...

so after the power washing and moving the boat to be blocked off took a couple of hours, during this a phone call and my engine was delivered to the yard at 1530hrs pics of that follow.

I now have my work cut out for me, removing old and fitting new. Also I tried this morning, but no internet where the boat has been parked. I have come to the marina to post this, and it could be awhile before I come again.
So bear with me I will be a bit busy.