Saturday, April 25, 2015
A large step forward
Well, today the old generator came out and the new generator went in!!! We removed the rear hatch and rear hand rails. Of course I forgot to take a picture of it in the boat. It was a tight fit, and starboard oil filter changes will require a bit of work until I put a remote mounted filter on the engine. The generator is currently just bolted in. I am awaiting the fuel and intake hose. I plan on waiting until I get the rest of the boat back together before I get the generator completely hooked up. The muffler is larger than the old one so I might have to fabricate a shelf for it. Tomorrow we will reattach the hatch and get the rear handrail back on. I will also get the engine bay mounting boards mounted. The rudders and strut are supposed to be in next week. Fingers crossed that they are. If so, I am hoping to have the boat dropped in next weekend for the sea trials. Here are a couple videos of the old generator coming out and the new one going in.