It was finally time to lift our Volvo Penta engine to its correct position in the boat and start the installation, after an entire winter of doing a full renovation of the engine (read all our blog posts about the renovation HERE). But before starting the installation we had to fix a small diesel leakage in the connection between our two fuel tanks. We noticed the leakage when lifting the engine into the boat but didn’t have the time to fix it immediately.
So the first thing we needed to do was to fix the connection. We had a hard time get the connections in the correct position last time, since it is not very much room in the bilge and that is probably the reason for the leakage. We changed the connection and hopefully we won’t have any more leakages here.
As mentioned earlier, we had noticed a mysterious hatch. At first we wanted to open it to see what is inside it. But when we tried to open it we almost broke the plastic in the bilge so we decided to not open it and re-sealed it.
Then it was time to lift the generator into its position.
And finally it was time for the engine. First up was to get the external oil sump into its position.
We used the same rig we built when lifting the engine out from the boat. It is made out of wood and we secured it towards the interior in the boat to get it really stable.
Before it is time to try to start the engine we need to connect the gearbox to the engine and the shaft. We also need to connect the diesel, sea water, cooling system to the boiler and some electricity before we do our first test start inside the boat.