Another week towards first trip

Well the Perkins 4.108 engine is still going and we are currently tracing the wiring loom to the control panel so that we can get the system working from the cockpit.

The reconditioned engine is quite old and doesn’t have glowplugs. It uses an old system to pre-heat some fuel, injected at the air intake, with an igniter. The hot (flaming) air going into the engine is supposed to be good enough to enable the engine to start.

We have a slight leak on the cold start chamber. Not sure what it does but I can buy a new one for 90 Euro from Poland!

Trouble is the wiring loom is for a glowplug engine so we are adjusting it to suit the new engine. One of the gauges is rusty (the battery condition voltage) so I am going to change it for the fuel gauge. The battery condition can be put somewhere else.

We have also painted the teak hand rails and wash boards which look great.

I have refurbished the control panel which is a great improvement.

Finally we have put a second coat of paint on the cabin roof.

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Anne Marie (aka Mike Stephens)

I am a well traveled, globe-trotting vessel with great lines. I am told I give a comfortable ride for my years. Although a little worn out I am looking forward to getting back onto the water after a full service.

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