As the holiday have ended for Diana. As I had 1 more week holiday left which I must use up. I decided to drive down to Loano and check up on Luna Azzurra.
At the same time do some maintenance on her. enjoy the weather and food of course.
Engine was up for a service “oil and filter changes” there are as well a small oil leak on the engine that I wanted to find.
Oil leaks can be a pain to find and they are a must to find otherwise the whole boat will smell bad inside and of course do to safety and environment.
Safety it is in case of a fire for example.
Environmental would be in case there will be a water leak as well and the bilge pump start pumping the water mixed with oil overboard.
As the oceans are already in a bad shape that wouldn’t be needed too. In case it is possible to solve with some job doesn’t matter how annoying it might be. It is worth it.
Anyhow I first cleaned up everything under the engine which is a real pain as it is really hard to reach in everywhere with your arms. in the end I managed and it was as new.
Then it was just to fire up the engine and let her run until warm. When the engine was up in temperature I could see quite quick where the oil was dropping from. It was the oil pressure switch / sensor which had a loose coupling. After tightening the coupling a new run was needed. End result was no more leaks.
More works which was needed to do was to mount sliding stops on the rail which is holding the bimini. Stoppers was delivered with the bimini so I thought it would be a quick job to do!
Just cut the sliding rail and mount them.. It would be easy if the correct stopper was supplied but this was not the case. In the end I had to do my own construction for now. Let’s see how to make it better for next time we are in Loano.
That was some of the works that I did. Other than work I did enjoy Loano at least the marina, the fantastic weather with a blue sky. Least but not last the fantastic food in the evening at restaurant Shardana and the friendly atmosphere.
I took a few pictures from my visit which I hope you will enjoy.