|Where's Danno, he shoulod see the messes I make now!|
|My " Rube Goldberg". Who was he anyway?|
Wow....Have I been working hard all day! I have really earned this Bombay and Tonic that I
anyone looking over your shoulder. As Dan and Ben always say "It ain't Rocket Science".
I must admit it took me several tries and lots of do overs as I learned what I needed to know. I also
felt that I needed to add another block to the lead cause it was supposed to be 90 Deg. and it didn't look like that to me. A bit of a "Rube Goldberg"
affair, with a hose clamp and a schakle but heck it
seems to work.
The drum (roller bearings)got some WD40 and it looks
clean as a whistle too.
Next project for the day was to change
from the little motor to the big motor.
Well my spirits were lifted by fixing the
Jib but they were not to remainj high
There were more and more dinghies making wakes as the time went on so I thought I would
at least try to get it off the dinghy.
Well.....I followed procedure (my procedure gets more and more specific every time), tied the engine to a line and waited between wakes. As I lifted the engine something came out of nowhere and YEP, you guessed it, back in the water again
engine and all! At least this time it was warm and my ladder was right there. Well I pulled up my little engine and went to work. I soaked, doused and cleaned that thing with fresh water as best I could. Took off the covers, put more WD40 on it. All the gas ports were sealed and the vent was not open. Well It didn't start after a long time so I will keep trying. I will look up how to take the carborator apart to see if there is water in there.
At least there was no phone or camera in any pockets, the engine was tied to the boat and I
had not yet taken a shower. It actually felt
good to get wet.
Then after revising my procedure yet again I
very carefully, lifted the big engine down
to the dinghy. This actually went very well. With my track record I was nervous.
She started up right away and I now have a
faster mode of transportation. Just hope
I didn't ruin the little motor.