Category Archives: mechanical

Engine; windows; life raft

I met with engineers from the local Westerbeke distributor Thursday, and I was decently pleased with their competence in measuring and poking around to see if the 44C would be a suitable engine.  After 45 mins or so they left … Continue reading

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Engine planning; chartplotter & GPS

I finally managed to get my first quote for the repower job, from the Singaporean mechanics who came to look at the boat last week.  The quote is fairly sparse on details.  The lump sum labor cost is quoted as … Continue reading

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Engine planning; solar controller; chartplotter; inflatable; ascender; LED anchor/tri lights

Had a flurry of boat activity Thursday and Friday last week, which didn’t carry over into the weekend despite my original intentions.  Still, I got a lot done. Thursday I met with yet another mechanic to talk about a repower. … Continue reading

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Engine lead; windows

Charlene ran into Andy, captain of Hye Seas II, on the bus Sunday, and she asked him if he had any leads for mechanics who could help with repair or repower.  He immediately called up Jean Pierre, a French dude … Continue reading

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Dodger glass; visitors; shopping; engine

Last weekend there were elections in Singapore, which meant Monday was yet another holiday.  Still, I didn’t get quite as much done aboard the boat as the previous weekend. The main task continues to be replacing all the dodger glass. … Continue reading

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How not to sell an engine; other engines; solar; etc

Yesterday a Yanmar rep came by the boat to try to sell me a 4JH5E engine.  I had previously contacted him about the 3JH5E, a smaller engine, but I guess he didn’t really want to sell me that.  I was … Continue reading

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Engine; etc

Went over the engine with a mechanic from Swift Marine this morning.  He basically confirmed all the same issues I’d already identified, the most important ones being that the transmission is leaking pretty badly and will need to come off … Continue reading

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Transmission; freshwater pump; etc

Weekend didn’t exactly go as planned. Thursday night Dad and I did yet more sealing on the new hatch, which was still leaking.  He showed me a few caulking tricks and we now have a pretty serious seal on the hatch, … Continue reading

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Filters, etc

The “big” task this weekend (aside from continuing to clean up the boat before Mom and Dad fly in this week) was giving the engine some much-needed attention and changing the oil, the oil filter, and the fuel filters.  Somehow … Continue reading

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Oven trim; engine cleaning; dodger glass; sore toe

This weekend there was a lot of shopping and not really a lot of accomplishing, or so it felt. I did a few random jobs on deck: replacing fender ropes on a couple fenders, seizing shackles on the Bruce anchor … Continue reading

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