Brunswick Landing Marina Georgia
Phil, Di and Annelise
Fri 13 May 2016 17:27
Action stations - the (quite long) list of maintenance jobs to do! All planned and on schedule.
Straight into stripping down the head - yes that belt drive is slipping again. Not a pleasant task but has to be done. This time, armed with a small bearing puller - intending to replace the larger pulley this time as well - hoping that that is the problem of short-lived belts! Typical - the new tool was too large. So, off to the boat yard, could they help? No. Next to the local hardware store, could they help? Well, they tried - but no. The only solution was to break the plastic pulley to give room for the puller to fit - success! Discovered the smallest grub screw in the world on the larger pulley wheel - missing from the original wheel - was this the reason the belt was slipping - we will see! Only snag trying to re-fit the (now expanded) odd shaped o-ring (fell out of its housing at the hardware store) - why is it o-rings never re-fit into their housing? Tried the freezer to cool the rubber - still too large - had to cut the o-ring to size, gasket glue and re-assemble - hoping there would not be a leak - especially in the macerator!! Phew, what a job, head re-assembled, no leaks (so far) and a quiet functioning belt drive again!
Time overran - so no Friday evening clubhouse social (beer, wine and nibbles) for us. Instead, an evenings relax with an episode of "House of Cards" (we are on the 3rd series and episode 22)!
Phil and Di