Testing a 24 volt Kobalt lithium battery pack that was stepped down to 12 volts to power my Garmin Striker 4 fish finder.
Finally made some headway on the wiring and most of my lighting today.
For reference this is a 2003 Automatic Honda Element EX AWD.
Last week after my last errand stop of the day, I got in my car to head home. After starting up the car I proceeded to shift the Honda out of the park position to drive and this is when it felt like something snapped while moving the shifter out of the park position. Although the shifter handle moved to the drive position, the dash indicator still showed that it was in the park position. The car was now immobile. I had to wait 6 hours to get the car towed home which was only 2 miles away. The following day is where the video picks up to continue with the rest of this story…
A last minute decision to punish myself during the grueling heat of this day and get a bike ride in but it was so well worth it in the end to have completed it. ( 93° / 2.4 mph wind / humidity 65% ) – Feeling healthy 😀
Not much information is available on the web or YouTube concerning maintenance on the Hangkai 6hp 2 stroke outboard so I decided to share what maintenance I do perform on this outboard starting with servicing of the lower unit which was due for a gear oil change.
In this video I show the location of the vacuum port used to operate the fuel pump on a Suzuki DF2.5 outboard motor as requested by a follower to the channel.
Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Fathers Day today! 😄
A quick test of a 3d printed line guide that I made for my pa14 diy sail furler setup to maintain the line on the furler. More about this after trial sail run on the water.
It’s easy to lose attention to your fishing rods and equipment staged on your pier cart while concentrating on the task at hand (fighting a fish). This is where you are most vulnerable and thieves can just walk on by while helping themselves to your fishing rods or other equipment. Locking up the rods that are currently not used as shown in the video will help prevent them from going missing.
On this day I took out my brother-in-law to do a little sailing (his first time ever) on the Indian River in Edgewater,Florida. Winds were expected to be very high, 28 mph gusts, so I knew the sailing would be good. What I did not expect was the winds pushing us back to shore so badly when trying to launch that it made it virtually impossible for us until we opted to just use the outboard in reverse to get us out to open water. This trip also allowed me to test the updated motor mount which I detailed in another video.