Friday, June 19, 2015

Help Wanted!!! -- 6/16/2015

Since taking delivery of the R-31 Willie’s Tug, we have had a problem with the water pump running more often than it seems it should.  I recall lying awake one night making notes on the times it ran.  A call to the factory resulted in a visit from various technicians to troubleshoot the source of a possible water leak.

We found several leaks and fixed them, but the pump continues to run when we are not using water.

Today seems like a good day for Herb to further diagnose the situation and he starts at one end of the boat and goes to the other.  Pink stuff – antifreeze used to winterize – is found behind the toilet in the cave and appears to come from a loose fitting.   He fetches a roll of Teflon tape to secure the connection.   The leak is stopped, but the pump problem is not.

He crawls forward in the cave to inspect the shower connections.  Nothing is amiss.

The access to the water heater may tell us something, so next he opens that tiny compartment and goes in backward head first.   Then again forward head first.

OK, a technician from the factory has permission to come aboard! 

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Tuesday, June 16, 2017

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