Well the adventure continues… I'm up and out of here at 0600 to head north. Pat, my wife will stay behind for the time being. I'm just going to make a single hand run up to the northern part of Charlotte Harbor to take Star of Orion up and have a bottom job. She needs new paint and it's a perfect time to do it.
Well it was up this morning and Capt. Ron headed down from Punta Gorda to Fort Myers Beach. He put in the new Yanmar motor mounts and then pounded out the engine brackets, gave Star of Orion a new alignment and then we started her up. SMOOTH AS SILK.
Well the decision I made today was to go with original Yanmar motor mounts. The expense bites to put in mounts again, but the research I've done seems to point in the direction that I made a bad decision on putting PYI mounts.
The vibration is still there…
Star of Orion and I are out on a charter with 3 wonderful people and enjoying every moment of it. We headed north up the Intracoastal Waterway today. I called it that way because the wind was light and from the south so we would have been motoring on the outside anyway. It was a nice run. Dolphins, a small sea turtle, osprey with babies… Just a good day.
Well we actually got the mounts in pretty fast and Capt. Ron spent a couple of days putting them in. It seems that he was having a problem getting the engine to move forward for him. After lifting, pulling, pushing, etc., he brought a friend Mark, a diver, down and had him take a look at it under the waterline.
forward and the mounts went on quickly.
by the way, Olsen's team pulled the old, very ugly bearing, which had melted nylon line that had gone through it, and replaced it. "Just like that…"