Christmas Day 2007
The missus and I are deep into an 11-day working vacation in which the mission is to 1) get all of the cr4p off the boat, b) crane out the SeaMaster 534TTi engines (534ci Ford industrial engines with two turbos and intercooling), gas genset (Kohler 10kw), original refrigerator, and R12 AC unit, and 3) shrinkwrap this beast before winter gets serious.
Getting rid of the AC ducting does wonders for improving mobility in the ER.
The port engine is now held in place only by gravity.
See those two pumps right next to the muffler? Well, when I started this project, you couldn't see any of the three because of all the AC ducting. There's a ton of space in there now. The plywood under both battery banks was rotten and will come out when I do the engine room. The R12 AC air handler is rotten through. How many times I gotta tell ya: galvanized does NOT belong in an engine room.
The salon headliner is down. The hatch is ready to fly out after I remove the 50 carraige bolts holding it in.
Old mattresses suck. So does the stuck steering shaft. Project for another day.
109th reason to not sleep around: You might get your a$$ stung.
OK, the aft deck was clean last week. Now it's full of junk again. OK, well, not all junk. Check out the solid mahogany drawers that somebody painted white over. You know...to brighten things up.
This was the first attempt to degunk the helm station. The wheel is off for better access to the gears when I get around to it. I'm gonna have a huge sack of bits to be rechromed. A cordless drill on the engine-end of the cables tell me that the tachs work!
For variety's sake, the missus decided to work at stripping the helm station. This will take time. Back to the engine room tomorrow.