Yesterday the lovely chaps from Marine Power Services came up from Dorset to give the engine the once over.
They gave an initial assessment of the condition of the engine and establish, in Geoff’s own words, whether it needs an engineer or a priest. Initial signs were promising, it is old, gunky and needs a good service but all is not lost. The chaps can also re figure the pump connections and how and where the water comes in to give more space at the front of the engine.
Geoff and Martyn have also said that, as and when they get going they will put photos and an explanation of how, what and why on their website http://www.marinepowerservices.co.uk. Good thing as my interpretation of their detailed explanations have the potential to be quite far of the mark.
In other news, Rye is looking beautiful in the sunshine. This photo below is from my new bedroom windows.