Posts Tagged with ‘Fuel System’
17 Oct 2011
Wow. Feels weird to come home to our blog and write something. Its been over a week hasn’t it? Sorry I haven’t been keeping up lately. Life has been chaotic.
Is it not a rule or law of the cosmos that whenever you change everything you’ll break something? I think it may be. These in the software world we refer to as “bugs”. I’ve found some bugs in boat work too.
Of note. Since going back in the water we’ve had several hiccups in our new […]
15 Aug 2011
The adventure continues. Today’s episode finds us tackling the fuel delivery system yet again. You may remember us from such blog posts as “We’re great; Tanks for asking” when we installed the fuel tanks. Well today we finally hooked one of them up. Yes one of them. Not two. We ran out of fuel hose so only the starboard tank was connected. We’ll hook the lonely port side up soon enough.
The fuel system install continued with me installing the fuel sele […]
16 Jul 2011
Today was really the last day of “work” I had planned before the engine goes in the boat. Sure there are some odds and ends that could be done but really everything is pretty close to being done. The only thing that remained was to secure the fuel tanks into their new homes and install the sight gauge fittings.
Dad came from Lafayette this morning to help us with this part. It was his first time to see the boat and so that was pretty cool and exciting.
We got started by putting […]
10 Jul 2011
So we got the the boat and it was time to get this party started. The trouble maker from yesterday would be dealt with and trouble us no more! The first step I took was to dry fit the new tank fill in the deck. Epoxy looked good and so did the fit.
I went ahead and did a test fit of the hose between the tank and the deck fill too. This was pretty hard for someone my size.
Nope, can’t quite reach.
Into the lazarette… Hmm, almost.
After fitting everything up I went ahead and […]
09 Jul 2011
So we slipped a day in between days 19 and 20 but it wasn’t enough to call it a day. I’ve been ill. I thought I caught something at one of the birthday parties we went to. Boy was I down and out all last week with a stomach ache. But alas, I feel better. Not dead yet.
So yesterday we went and bout some fittings to start to make up the fuel tank vent system. Here is the start of it.
This little guy up here is the actual thru-hull that I screwed a brass nipple into.