Engine

The Head Is Off

MD2020B with the head removed

 

Raw Water Strainer

The raw water strainer has always been located under the port quarter berth, which has been an irritation. It is now located next to the engine! Plus, an ‘L’ valve so that the water can be pumped from another location if required

Exhaust Temperature Alarm

Another project completed!

Last year the water pump had an intermittent fault causing the engine to overheat.

As well a replacing the pump, a new exhaust temperature alarm has been fitted.

Any further failures at least we will have an early warning.

New Seawater Pump

Thanks to Les of East Coast Offshore Yachting I now have a working engine, and a cool one at that!


The bracket is broken on the water pipe, the cable tie fix will last for a few hours but I need a more permanent solution?

It was a case or 3rd time luck as I must have made every mistake possible, it took all day and did not get home until 10pm. First I fitted with tails on the wrong side, the upside down! It made sense for the pipes to be at the bottom, but the connections fitted better the other way around so I tried that 1st, DOH! Anyway I could probably do the whole job in less than half an hour now.

As the last pic shows I also installed an exhaust alarm!

 

 

The question now is whether it would be a good idea to now replace the missing thermostat?