Posts Tagged with ‘Engine Panel’
25 Aug 2011
Oh my readers… A long and sordid tale.
Of all the challenges the engine room refit has brought, perhaps the most seemingly innocuous has become one of the most arduous. It is the new engine panel. The engine panel is the “dashboard” of the boat motor. And clearly we’d have to have a new one. The problem came in the form of shapes and sizes. The old exterior cover for the panel would not match the new. And thus the project began to manifest itself.
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21 Aug 2011
This weekend we got ready for our new engine panel. To start with we had to deal with the fact that the new engine panel is larger than the old. The hole had to be enlarged. We cleaned up and sanded the spot where the old engine panel was.
I placed our cut out over the spot and marked out the outline of the new hole.
An angle grinder made quick work of the fiberglass to cut out the new larger hole.
The problem remained that the old spot had a ton of holes in it from past installed. W […]
31 Jul 2011
After our marathon session last weekend/week of getting the motor bolted down, Dani and I were both exhausted. We also had a lot of other stuff to get done on a personal front so that left us with little if any time to go back to Sundowner and admire the shiny new engine.
Even if we could have, we’re sort of in a holding pattern because we lack the odds and ends and parts we need to complete the install. We knew that when Bud was here we would have almost everything that would be neede […]