The same caveat that led off last month's blog entry applies this month as well...it's all about upkeep and projects -- of interest only to boat geeks and perhaps some gearheads with time on their hands. We've had no problem keeping busily occupied.
|The Main Engine's ZF Transmission with Dipstick and Fill Plug Removed,|
Ready to be Drained.
|New & Old Tranny Oil Screens on the Left; It|
Takes a Big Socket to Remove & Install.
|The Transmission Oil Cooler (Yellow Arrow) and the Two Oil|
Cooler Hoses (Red Arrows).
|Oil Change on the L984 Wing Engine; the|
Yellow Arrow Points to the Oil Filter.
The anchor light on Ghost Rider (red circle) is approximately 22 feet above the waterline. Standing atop the radar
arch is not something we want to attempt in a rolly anchorage.
|Access Panel Removed...Revealing the Back Half of the Clothes Dryer|
that Prevents Any Kind of Access to the Well Hidden Anti-Siphon Valves.
|Unfastening & Pulling Out the Dryer into the Companionway.|
|With The Dryer Pulled Out We Now Had Access to the Two|
Anti-Siphon Duckbill Valves (Yellow Arrows).
|Our Wet Locker is Pretty Packed with Safety|
Gear. Yellow Arrow Points to the New EPIRB,
the Green Arrow to the Old One in the Ditch Bag.
|The Ship's 12V Navigation PC is Tucked Under the|
Pilot House Console...Which is Fine Until You Need to
Take it Apart to Swap Out Memory (RAM) DIMMs.
|The Windows 10 System Info Reflects the Upgraded RAM and the New Version of the OS.|
|The A/C Thru-Hull...After Closing the Valve (Red Arrow), Removing the Hose |
(Green Arrow), and Unscrewing the Elbow (Yellow Arrow), Rick then
Reopened the Valve. Should Have Been a Geyser -- and Was Not.
|The Polished Stainless Crane/Davit Looks Good on the Outside....|
|....But Inside the Base its Hydraulic Reservoir Tank Has Rusted Through.|
|But Ghost Rider Still Looks Good After a Thorough Shampoo and Rinse to Close Out June.|