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Two old Farts pull the engine!

13 June 2010
Scott Trefethen
My good friend Mike Raddatz and I went down to the boat a couple weeks ago and pulled the Perkins diesel out to rebuild it. Arriving at the crack of dawn the friday of Memorial day weekend, we had but 6 hours to get the engine fully removed from the beds and into the cockpit. This was because Marina staff were leaving early for the long weekend and we needed their help with the crane to remove the motor. Working like fiends we rigged successive feats of engineering magic until the nearly 1,300 lbs of engine and transmission were free of the engine compartment. Mark the manager of the boatyard came over with the crain and in a matter of a few minutes had the engine sitting nicely on our trailer ready for transport home to the shop.
I will get Mike to send me photos of the engine being hoisted to update this blog.
P.S. the two days following our little adventure both Mike and I were so unbelievibly sore we could hardly move. AAAArrrrrrrgggggggg! Good thing I don't plan on putting the motor back until next spring :>)
Vessel Name: OmarSea
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanus 510
Hailing Port: Oregon
Crew: Scott, Jean, Ben, Julianna & Stephen
About: We invite you to join us for adventure aboard our floating classroom where our mates Ben, Julianna and Stephen will be learning first hand about our wonderful planet.
OmarSea's Photos - OmarSea (Main)
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Scott standing at ZarPar Marina DR
Kids in the shallows off La Parguera PR
Primitive warriors night hunting for the elusive tropical snipe.
Jeans confectionary proof that even while crusing you can still enjoy some of the best of life.
Isla Saona off the DR is a beautiful nature preserve with that Pacific isle feeling.
These crabs gather in the shallows on the desert islands just off Puerto Ricos south coast. They feed on detritus at the high tide mark. Some can jump as far as two feet when disturbed by walking near them.
Dave, Dorothy and Gregory relax in the cockpit here in Bequia. Great times had by all.
Class racing off Bequia during the famous Easter regatta.
Julianna dreams of raising her very own sea turtles. Here she sees a conservation effort that has kept four species of turtles alive and thriving on the island of Bequia.
Dave Pelton and I working on the boat.
Kids battle with Pokemon.
More Pokemon Battling