Cruising with OPCYC
Old Point Comfort Yacht Club
100 McNair Dr, Bldg. 183, Fort Monroe, Va
37.00'09.7" N, 76 18' 50.4"W
Last PMU of 2023 on May 27th
Man Overboard Demonstration
John and Betty are retired and have lived in Fort Monroe since 2013. They are both Fort Monroe volunteers, and John is a volunteer Timekeeper for the Post Office tower clock (1898). John's mechanical engineering career included deep ocean Navy and other government projects, 1 patent and several patent disclosures, and then factory automation in several global locations.
Here is a link to a YouTube video showing their solar houseboat conversion project:
Here is a great link to a site on LiFePO batteries:
(long story short: do not float charge, store at 50%)
Yamaha F100 carbs, removed as an assembly (replaced the pilot jets. Made a tremendous improvement!):
The pilot jet is shown below (one pilot jet in each of the 4 carbs). There is a 4 mm hole through the center, much smaller than the holes you can see here (about the diameter of a bread wrap wire). Very small amounts of corrosion or deposit buildup can cause major problems. The difference in how it runs now is amazing!