Thursday, December 07, 2006
Because of it's inaccessible location I decided to...
Friday, December 01, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
I SUSPECTED THE OIL PRESSOR SENSOR LOCATED UNDERNEATH THE OIL FILTER
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE SENSOR THE OIL FILTER IS LOCATED ON THE LEFT
CLOSE UP PLASTIC COVER LOOKS LIKE IT WAS BLOWN OUTWARD
The twenty year old Westerbeke 27 engine developed a problem in early October. It was getting increasing hard to start. When I went out to the mooring to bring her into the dock for winter hauling the engine refused to start at all. While I was working on this problem I discovered oil in the bilge and NONE in the engine. I thought I might have found the problem in the oil pressure sensor. As the photos above show It looks like it was blown but, in reality there is a plastic covering around the sensor and the sensor appears to be solid underneath. I have removed the sensor from the engine and will now try and to see if there is a way to check/test this oil pressure sensor.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
After the mast is pulled on a Nonsuch 30 I have found that the cover from a five gallon plastic pail is the perfect fit to cover the hole in the mast partners. A little gaffers tape and a little extra weight (water in a gallon jug in the photo above) will help to keep it weighed down.
Monday, June 12, 2006
BIANKA is a 30 foot Nonsuch sailboat built in St. Catherines Ontario in 1986. I've sailed her since October 1995 and have spent many enjoyable hours sailing and at anchor in some beautiful locations along the northeast coast of the United States, the Erie and Oswego canals and even into Canada. I hope to take you along on some of these journeys. If you happen to take a photo of BIANKA in a location please email a copy so I can post it on the BIANKA' s Blog.