Friday, May 28, 2010


Today we were attempting to replace a tiny piece in the dinghy motor that connects a fuel valve on the hose to a switch used to open and close the fuel line.

The maneuver required holding the miniscule part in place underneath the hose, guiding it blind into a tiny, dark cylinder and clicking it onto a corresponding switch -- all while balancing the motor in the rocking cockpit.

AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! We took turns dropping the part into the casing of the motor and delicately fishing it out with those oh-shit tweasers in the photo.

Finally, all that time playing Operation as a kid paid off.

We were attempting it for the dozenth time, when we heard a loud snap and froze in place.

"What was that?!?!?!"

It was the part snapping in place.

We haven't tried it yet, but if "ON" on the switch really corresponds with the fuel being "ON", it will be a miracle. If "ON" is really "OFF," it will be charming.

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