In the previous post I said that I was going to add new content every day for the next 30 days. Just for the record that first post was made on 2/5/09 not 11/24/08, so as long as I post this before midnight the "streak" will stay intact. So please don't flood the comments section with negative comments about my lack of commitment. I need support right now, but I'm certain that no one is reading.
Along with the new construction of the 38' Northern Bay we are in the process of putting a new motor (pictured) into an eight year old lobster boat. Most fishermen will wait until their old motor blows up or breaks down before making the swap, however this installation was planned in advance and the old motor was still functioning.
The customer had been storing the new motor in his garage for a few years and with the hour meter on the old motor creeping up he felt like it was not worth risking another season with the old Cummins. This repower was exceptionally simple because the new motor was identical to the previous one.
Today we started gel coating all the areas that had been fiberglassed around the engine, tomorrow we have to tape off the floor for the gray gel.
During the motor swap: the raw water lines were replaced, the heater hoses were replaced, the throttle and shifter cables were replaced, the inside dripless box was replaced, and the largest hydraulic hoses were replaced. Most of the things that wear out eventually were replaced.......BEFORE THEY WORE OUT. The whole project will take about 3 weeks, and hopefully the new motor will last another 8 years.
12 minutes to churn that out, not bad, your welcome. 28 more of these and I can go back to ignoring the web site.