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Engine Update

Big step forward today, Nobby the mechanic started the rebuilt Perkins Diesel in his shop.  It ran fro a couple of minutes only as there was no water circulation ,  it sounded very healthy with 70 psi oil pressure.   Plan is for Weeks Yard to drop it in the boat next...

Engine Update

The rebuilt long block is now in Nobby's shop.   I have cleaned and painted all the bits removed from the old engine such as heat exchangers, manifolds, etc.   This is a later block than the old engine and there are some differences which need to be figured out.   I...

New Engine Mounts

Sunday morning John came down to the boat and we installed four new engine mounts, pic of forward pair attached. Now we need an engine to put on them, no news yet about shipping the replacement  long block.

New Long Block Located

The mechanic, Nobby, had located a Perkins 4-236 long block in Ohio.  Next problem is to get it to Patchogue.  I am busy cleaning and painting the parts that will be bolted to it; pumps, filters, heat exchangers, etc. I am also cleaning and painting the engine...

Awaiting an Engine Diagnosis

 Last Friday I was invited by the Brookhaven Historical Society to show a sailing video, I chose 'An Inexplicable Attraction, the video of my book.  The diesel is now in Nobby's shop awaiting a diagnosis.  Fair winds, Eric

Engine Update

Today, Father's Day, we made a giant step forward by lowering the Perkins diesel to ground level.  Walter and John did most of the work.  The next step is for Nobby, the mechanic, to get the engine to his shop.  Pics attached:

Engine Removal Update

John and Walter showed up early on Sunday and we pulled the engine into the cockpit.  A bit of a struggle at times. The Come-along broke and we had to rig another with  the engine suspended in space.  Pics show the operation at various times and the final shot is John...

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