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Engine Install

September 5, 2012

Refurbished Pathfinder 55

The biggest piece of equipment we pulled off the Sans Souci was a 55hp marine diesel engine. Bob has spent much of the last year rebuilding it in Maine. We also secured a prop shaft and two tanks. One was originally for water, but we have converted it to diesel so we have the capacity to carry 100 gallons of fuel for an ocean crossing. We also have fuel filters and water separators.

The project as we go into the fall is to get the engine and associated systems installed. As of September 2012 the tanks are installed on either side of the foot well. I have also put in the exhaust port and am running all of the hose through the stern while the deck is still off. This includes a wet exhaust system. We added a Vetus water lock and water/gas separator, both or which are installed. I am also connecting the footwell drain hoses to  a pair of through hulls just below the transom. The starboard through hull will handle the starboard footwell drain as well as a Gusher 25 manual pump (also from the Sans Souci) and the port through hull will handle the port footwell drain and the water from the exhaust.

By the end of September I want to have all of this secured so we can cover it all up with deck. The deck will be “laid canvass” – in this case two layers of plywood with a layer of xynole fabric over it create a non slip surface.

Once the deck is on, I will install a very low bulwarks (a toe rail really) then we paint and launch!

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