I'm back to boat all day today.
-Paint hull navy
-complete disassembly of Groco EB toilet (I made other post) and hope to find fault and or fix it
-try to remove zinc pencils and inspect / clean
We swapped in fresh coolant
the other day. I could NOT remove the zinc pencils - they were in there like iron (not a good sign).
they are 24mm sized and won't budge with hammer blows on the wrench, shaking the motor
sized hammer blows. No go.
Going to WD40 it and let sit for a few hours today while I work on the crapper.
The block zinc pencil looks near impossible to remove with tools - no clearance. Only hope is an offset SAE wrench in just the right spot or a swivel head
24mm socket set up. Any one else have crazy problems with these??
Our VHF radio
is DOA. It will not power up for anything. Checked all the wiring
I could see everywhere and looks fine / intact. No idea what's going on there.
Have 2 lights that come on with ignition key and the 3rd comes on with that toggle switch - so thank you for guidance there - all looks well as it should there.
There is 'build up' brown orange bacteria looking stuff near every union / joint on the black water 1.5 or 2" discharge hoses. Looks nasty.
My friend is making all the cushions
. I made a new one for the berth over the diesel
tank the other night and it went easier than I thought. They have a strong old Singer tank of a sewing machine
. JoAnn fabric
1, 2, and 5" green foam pieces for internals. Grey vinyl marine
grade for 'fabric'. Boat came without any cushions
(they probably got stored somewhere).
We are launching boat to water this Tuesday!
Next up (after in water):
-Installing Renogy 200W solar
panel kit. We may go cheaper and stick with the PWM controller that comes with it for now and think about the better MPPT
controller down the road. Idea here is to hook into both marine
batteries and not buy additional golf cart batteries etc...
-Installing replacement LED strip lights and tapping into existing light wiring
. Gonna use the super bright efficient SMD35 or SMD50 LED strips. I put those in my motorcycle and they are fantastic.
-Finishing any more cushions that don't get completed before then.
- Converting (??) ice box cooler to fridge or getting a 12 VDC cooler or getting cold plate for Freedom Yacht factory icebox