So, you want to be a Diesel mechanic? πŸ‘©β€πŸ”§

This set of videos done by Captain Adam πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ and Sean πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§ from Coral Reef Diesel 🐠 are a guide on how to properly check, diagnose, document, and remove a Volvo MD2040 Diesel engine from a Manta Catamaran.β›΅ (Without sinking the boat)

It is worth noting, that keeping a log of your repairs, upgrades, and mechanical bills is a good way to make sure you can defend yourself, if there happens to be an unfortunate claim. πŸ™

We had an anchor βš“drag and the boat drifted 150 feet in a slimy bottom near Micco, Fl. We were luck that the drift alarm sounded at 3:00am.πŸ•’ We had landed on a sandbar and sucked up sand into the heat exchanger box after moving the boat to a secure location.🏝️ The oil pressure was good at 40 psi until we arrived at our marina 60 miles later. It dropped to 17 pounds on the starboard side when the boat was put into neutral. We then called our mechanic and insurance carrier. Please watch the videos πŸ“Ό below. This is a great point of reference for anybody who is going to school, or wants to educate themselves on how to proceed on a proper teardown.Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§β›΅πŸš

Off to the machine shop to be inspected by the insurance company. 🚐

We are going to repower the boat with 2 new Volvo engines and saildrives. We hope to document this process too. We will haul Bikini Bottom β›΅ out at a boatyard to do this.

We are currently waiting for them to arrive from overseas. Covid-19 has delayed everything too.

And just a tease…. Magic Edge Vinyl and Ampersand have come through with our new 18″ Versace starfish graphics for the hull. A total of 28 large starfish decals will decorate the Bikini Bottom from stem to stern! 🐬 We will add links for them later!

– Mark in Scotland said “Massive! Bloody hell!”
(He got the first sneak peak.)🐑

See you next time! β›΅

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