With Blue Opal alongside for the week, and the new water pump installed, I figured it was a good time to change the oil and the oil filter. Borrowed the oil vacuum from the club, and started the engine up
The new pump arrived late on Thursday, and reached my desk on Friday. It’s a nice looking bit of kit, though completely absent of markings to tell you who made it, or what the part number is! Appears to be
One of the things missing from Blue Opal is power in the master cabin. She was built at a time when USB ports were barely a thing, and cigarette socket power was usually provided by the engine (which she has).
Getting Blue Opal’s water pump off was a bit harder than I expected; the last time I did it, I made sure to grease the threads so that things would move easily. Things did not move easily, and I had
I’ve noticed a little rust mark on the engine pan, right under the raw water pump, for the last while. There’s been the occasional drip, and I was getting ready to take the pump off and check the gasket and
Last weekend, Dad and I spent most of three days taking out the head, and the old hoses, and laying in new Vetus sanitation hose. We hooked everything up, tightened up any jubilee clips where there were leaks, and promptly