The little diesel pump for the Racor filters - 2

Later August - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico


 This piece of 3\4 inch marine plywood was left over from another project. We cut it to fit in the engine room where we will attach a diesel pump for back filling the Racor filters after we drain the bowel of dirt and water. Racor suggests doing this every 10 hours of engine run time. Back filling the fitter with a can of diesel is a pain plus we need to store the can. We painted the wood with silver engine paint we got at Autozone along with the pump.


The spot for the pump.




Still a work in progress.

The blue seas switch we will use to turn on and off the pump when needed. We made the switch plate out of 1\4 inch marine plywood. It was left over from a job on the boat.

Varnished the oak step to our pull man berth

Middle of August - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico

 The step to our pull man birth in the state room was in need of some varnish. I think Islander yacht varnished the oak at launch but left the teak alone. Any way after 30 + years the varnish needs a re-do :)




Sanded to natural oak.


Brings out the holly in the sole. This has since gotten a couple more coats.




It's a wonderful life hear at Paradise Village

Middle of August - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico

 OK we weathered another gale with winds of 38-40+ knots.
But then there is this, my favorite Jacuzzi. Nice view, nice powerful jets and there is a table and chairs with a papala.



The path from the beach to lap pool

Middle of August - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico

 After Debbie and I take a beach walk in the mornings we walk this path to the lap pool fur some walking laps and the the exercises.

Quite nice.


Paradise again.


Fresh water flush all configured - 2

Later August - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico

After getting this set up I tried it out but could not be sure it was working. I will wait till Debbie gets back and then we can do this together. There really should be two of us and having an engine with just 420 hours on it there is no way I want to mess it up. Well actually no matter how many hours on i we can not afford finical and pain in the but wise messing up the motor :)






Varnishing the galley oak fiddles

Later August - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico

    After sanding them down good and taping them up I got some varnish on the fiddles in the galley. That did not happen in one day The short center one and the one by the sink have two coats. The other by the refer has a half coat. They are coming along fine.

Solar Blue Seas buss to Blue Seas blade fuse block complete

Middle of August - Paradise Village Marina in Banderas Bay Mexico

 To do this project Debbie had to change our 8 connectors from the bust to the fuse block size.
#10 cable size to #8 screws. They were #10 cable to #10 screws. That is how we originally installed the cables as the buss took #10 screws.
The blade fuse block takes #8 screws. Normal crimps Wii do up to #10.
Then the Blue Sky Energy inc Solar Boost 3024iL DUO cables ends had to changed out.
4 AWG to #10 screws the Blade fuse block takes.









Shows the are she had to work in.