Saturday - Worked on car (or dink as the case may be).
26 June 2010 | Maple Bay
Ray - Cloudy..coolish
Just so everyone knows...cruising is not always like being on vacation. We just got through with 3 days of repairing electrical stuff on the boat...got ready to leave and noticed our dink was leaking dropplets of fuel. Not a lot of fue,l just a few drops..but any is too much!
So the deal was...we have two outboards, one 9.9 horse, and the other a 5.0 horse. (I know...lucky us...until it's repair time)...anyway... The 5.0 usually stays on the back rail and nine is hooked up to the dink.
In a previous life-time, I had some trouble with the 9.9 so I had to canabalize off the 5.0.Some one will probably ask..." Why didn't I just use the 5.0?"...well, it's a power thing...anyway...during canabalization, I only took the exact same parts if they matched perfectly. Well the carb bowl matched so I figured "what the heck" and proceeded to chang it out. So going along with the 9.9 for a while when suddenly we're startting to get a fuel leak and fuel doesn't stay in an outboard. Evidently, even though these parts are exactly alike, there is a micro difference in the gasket seating... Changed out the gasket and now it all works as it should....of course, I now need to get some parts for the 5.0.
So in the end, the day was shot, so naturally we had to take a nap and get rested up for dinner.