March 2013: Engine and hull work

01_new_stringer_s

    Replacing the rotted out quarterberth stringer. Last project before we get to put the fuel tank back in and be done with this area!

02_cable_s

    Gearing up for the deep hull wiring before the engine goes back in. Thank heavens for wholesale pricing!

03_timing_s

    Timing reference photo for when I forget.

04_new_neighbors_s

    We're not the only ones making noise in the neighborhood. Goodbye to pear trees and berry bushes. Goodbye to shade and nature. Hello property developers...

05_decarbon_s

    De-carbonizing piston heads

06_ready_for_engine_s

    Third coat in the deep bilge. Finally finished with this madness.

07_clean_block_s

    Clean as a whistle, sharp as a tack.

08_measure_twice_s

    Measure twice, assemble once! Checking all the wear allowances one last time

09_new_bearings_s

    Shiny new crankshaft bearings. Do we get to reset the hour meter now?

10_check_clearances_s

    Checking bearing clearances, right on the money!

11_replace_pistons_s

    New rings, clean heads, new big end bearings too. This is going to be one happy engine!

12_prime_s

    Engine block primed, a few coats of paint and she'll be ready to haul back up!