To save my back I have just put together this engine hoist, bought off ebay from Bestdirectuk. Arrived in two days when I expected five so I was able to spend the afternoon of my birthday putting it together and moving the old engine into the shed.
Wow. My sixth best present (I got five others!) At my age you are easily pleased.
Looking better and much more up to the job of ship and crew protection.
We aren’t quite ready for the launch yet so hopefully Canute will turn the tide for us.
Would you believe that this is the engine that used to run Anne-Marie? It’s a Perkins 4.108 diesel. You can see that it is rather rusty and has seen better days. It’s missing a good few pieces but I do have the gearbox and water pump in another shed. This is a job for the summer. Maybe.