Raw Sea Water Pump Upgrade – Ford Lehman 120HP

Raw Seawater Pump Upgrade Feature Photo

In this video, I replace/upgrade the OEM Jabsco raw seawater pump with a Johnson ordered from American Diesel Corp. The upgraded pump is a one-piece design, increasing reliability. The AD kit includes a longer oil cooler hose and a small metal pin to block pressurized hot oil, preventing leaks around the gasket. Mating surfaces and … Read more

Repaired Intermittent Power to Electric Trailer Brakes

Intermittent Trailer Brake Repair Feature Photo

As we started our snowbird journey south, we ran into a hiccup on the first day in the USA. After crossing from Victoria, BC, to Port Angeles, Washington, we were heading down Highway 101 along the Hood Canal when a warning message appeared on the dashboard. “Check Trailer Brake System”. Also, “Service Trailer Brake System” … Read more

Repaired Dometic DM2652 RV Fridge – Not Cooling Properly

Repaired Dometic DM2652 RV Fridge - Not Cooling Properly YT CoverSharpened-Softness

In this video, I repair my Dometic DM2652 RV refrigerator. It was having trouble maintaining a cool enough temperature. 40-42F degrees was as cold as it would get in the fridge compartment, and that was on the top shelf, usually the coolest location. Normally, it’s between 32-36F there. Luckily, it turned out to be a … Read more

Details of Cabin Leaks & Wood Rot Discovery in our Boat

Multiple Cabin Leaks and Some Wood Rot Feature Photo

In this video, I review multiple leaks we have discovered in our CHB trawler boat since we bought it in June 2023. These cropped up during sustained heavy rains. Most related to leaking teak hatches and solved for the time being by attaching their Sunbrella covers before heavy rains. The most concerning is a leak … Read more

Raymarine Autopilot Hack for Broken S100 Wireless Remote

Ray Marine Smart Pilot Hack Feature Photo

The other day, I heard a thunk on the cabin roof as we were cruising along in our CHB trawler.  Anne had dropped her wireless autopilot remote control for our Raymarine ST6002 system.  She then informed me that it had stopped working and displayed NO PILOT on the screen. I took it apart and didn’t … Read more