Very nice Ken ... you keep making my life more difficult please stop! I just installed PSS dripless shaft logs so there! Did you powder coat your strainers white? Looks nice without the green salt corrosion. Keep up the great work and keep posting pictres.
4788 Engine Room Refurbishment (2)
28 Mar 2008 14:10 #4
That is the prettiest engine room I've ever seen!!!
What is the orange hose that comes from a pump and appears to be zip-tied up into space? Has that not been tied into something, or is that the champagne fountain, and you have some accent lights and stereo speakers down there as well?
I have replaced the original shaft logs with Chatfield Engineering 'Blue Water' lip seals. They are supposed to not leak but they do! I have not repainted these as I am having the units checked out when I haul out later this year. The strainers were stripped down and also painted with 2 pot paint. I replaced the original cork gaskets with neoprene ones.
The Sea Word,
The orange hose is the oil tranfer pump discharge line. I have cable tied it up so it doesn't drip from the end. Accent lights and a stereo? ... hmmm, have to think about that one.
Ken , Great looking job ! Just made first oil change on new to us 45 with a Bilge Mate suction can and it only burnt up half a day at the dock !! Must be an easier way . I already have -6 S/S lines from the bottom of the oil pans .
What transfer pump did you use ??
It looks like you’re almost finished with your engine room. So are you ready for a holiday in Olympia to help with mine?
I had the lip (garlock) type shaft seals. Does yours have a spare seal in a holder up the shaft? Mine did, when I found the seal leaking around midnight I opened the cover for the spare and found it was installed backwards. So I had to haul out quick.
Your engine room looks great, just like the rest of your boat.
The oil change pump was already fitted when I bought the boat. I'm pretty sure it's a Groco. It has a good flow rate and is plumbed into both Hinos and the genset. it has a remote switch (on the small white box to the right of the pump) so that you can switch it on and off as you change oil containers and an isolating breaker on the main distribution board. The 3 supply lines are also fitted with stop valves.
Looks like we were posting at the same time. Just pop that return air ticket in the mail & I'll be there! I'm happy to assist, on an advisory basis of course...my chiropractor has already made enough money out of me! Chatfield Engineering now make a commercial lip seal that has the same system you describe.
I replaced mine with PSS Dripless. They’ve worked great so far.
Can you get to the seal on yours to remove it while the units on the shaft? If you can you could do the same thing they do and add a spare or two. Just slide them on when the boats out of the water. Making sure they’re facing the right way.
You might be able to buy the spare covers seperatly. I think my old ones went in the trash or I’d send them to you.
As far as getting you up to the PNW I have about 3 million FFM’s, but not for just advisory purposes. What would I do then?
I guess if you bring #1 son we could drink beer and send him down to the hard to reach spots. I can’t convince my 26 year old daughter that its fun.
I’m back in Singapore. I had a job lined up for Auckland next month but it fell through.