2017 Projects

2017 Projects Recap

Sometimes it's hard to remember all the work we've done on this boat.  I'm glad we document pretty much everything we do, otherwise I wouldn't be able to remember it all.  As this year was coming to an end, I was excited to look back at our posts and videos to see what we had accomplished.  I … Continue reading

LiFePO4 Batteries

LiFePO4 vs. AGM Plan A for our batteries were the Firefly International Energy AGMs (absorbed glass mat). Earlier this year we heard about a this newer technology for AGM batteries called Microcell which is a carbon foam.  Originally it was developed by Caterpillar, Inc. for their heavy … Continue reading
water tanks

Installing Water Tanks

When we bought SVRO it had one stainless steel water tank with about 100 gallons capacity.  Unfortunately, it leaked.  Before we moved onto the boat full-time we took the leaky tank out and ordered two poly roto-molded tanks from Ronco.  Time ran short and we never fully installed the water … Continue reading

Perkins 4-108 Diesel Update

Here's a quick update to some work we did on our Perkins 4-108 diesel.  We recently had two different people ask us the same question about the K & N filter we put on the air intake of our Perkins 4-108. After looking into it, it’s obvious some info was left out on the description of how … Continue reading

Spearguns and Spearfishing

A couple of weeks ago Rich finally got to do one of his favorite things - spearfishing.  My cousin won a dive trip with Guardian Charters in San Diego and invited Rich to go with him.  I convinced Rich to take his GoPro so I would have some video to edit.  He's never dived with a camera (except … Continue reading