Both concepts I can relate with…easily!
I wasn’t planning on posting this week but I did find a small window of opportunity to “get down” with ol’ Zoot Allures.
Monkey Business…. First set the mood
“Let it Bleed is what I need” to get Edith Piaf out of my head… not easy after 3 nights in a row over the weekend. Instead of dreaming of boats, I dreamed that the stage manager didn’t like her headset and wanted a wireless yada yada… f%@# me! But that’s not important right now. Here in the land where the monetary system is something of the past (yup, Greece is always a step ahead of the game…f@$# me again!), we make do. A monkey part is known to the rest of y’all as a knock off. No disrespect. Curious George was a good friend back in the day of wetting my bed (which isn’t important right now either, but I did showed the “squeeze” my original copy) and them little critters are cute, but what I’m (pathetically) trying to get to (drum roll, please) is the replacement of Zoot Allures’s primary diesel fuel filter/water separator system. I’ve got the old, cheap CAV spin-on thang which makes a complete mess with the cartridge replacement. Kostas turned me on to the top loading type. Unscrew the top, pop out the old cartridge paper element, pop in the new, boom, done, no mess and no air bleeding. Racor is the flavor of the month but those bad boys go for over 250 euros plus another 20 for the element.
Hail the Monkey
I have no idea what brand it is, the element is from Turkey, probably a 2 micron for 10 euro a pop and the device itself was for 100 euro. Now that’s what I’m talking about! I’ll install it after I finish the Perkins saga (the raw water pump is pissing me off, now the shaft coupling wont reach in far enough to make contact to rotate…narf!)
Basket case…. My buddy Alex gave me a metal basket with dimensions of approx. 55x25x95 cm. It fits perfectly on the “under cockpit” storage boards. I might eventually put little wheels on it or put in on rails, but “as is” it’s perfect. Ideal for storing say life jackets, ropes, fenders, flippers, spare oils and fluids, the sky is the limit, or should I say, my storage is “limitless”!!!
ps… I’m also going bananas from too much work without a day off this weekend and still un-payed …. this year!