Brain droppings of the boatstruck
I started in that section of the Moyer Manual that says you will end up with the crankshaft in your hands. Which I did.
First I pulled out the camshaft and lifters. Then came the pistons.
Then out came the crank main bearings:
It really was just that quick and easy.
Leaving me with a mostly nekkid block:
Everything looked to be in excellent condition. The only damage of any kind that I found was this small area in one of the crank main bearings:
Which evidently is caused by the engine lugging due to having too much propeller. I have purchased the Indigo 3-blade prop, which has gotten rave reviews.
The exhaust valves all had a big goiter of crud hanging off the heads:
A little brass wire wheel action took care of that.
I had to start somewhere with cleaning for repainting, so I figured I would just grab the starter motor. In order to properly clean and paint it, I had to separate the solenoid from the motor. Which is off the map, as far as the Moyer Manual goes. Here there be monsters!
|Vessel Make/Model:||Pearson Wanderer 30|
|Hailing Port:||Mathews, VA|
|Crew:||Anyone I can convince to come along with me|
|About:||Family, friends, acquaintances. No sailing experience necessary! (It hasn't stopped me).|
|Extra:||I am a hard-core do-it-yourselfer. Woodworking, metalworking, carpentry, sheetrock, trim and finish work, plumbing, wiring, roofing. I've got more tools than brains. And unlike my brains sometimes, I actually know how to use the tools!|