Friday, 29 October 2021

29th October 2021

Category: Engines (updated as work progresses)

Maintenance/Repair Details: Commenced work on starboard engine overhaul. First job was to remove the engine panels and deck to expose the engine, once completed all the old sound proofing & fire protection panels were striped out and areas made ready for new panels. Oil filter housing was removed and old oil filter replaced with a new one (filter housing cleaned inside before hand). Noted stbd raw water impeller drive belt exceedingly loose, needs replacing as impeller housing at maximum adjustment.

5th November - Removed fridge and bulkhead panel to allow access to raw water pump & drive belt. Replaced very worn and loose drive belt and adjusted belt tension. Not the easiest job due to very limited access to the front of the engine.

8th November - Replaced stbd engine raw water impeller.

9th November - Installed new fire resistant soundproofing in stbd engine bay.

15th November - Stbd raw water pump found to be leaking so pump removed and awaiting refurbishment by marina engineer.
Parts and/or Items Used: Oil Filters, Drive Belt, Impeller, Replacement parts, Sound Proofing.

Exposed stbd engine (Willis).

Stbd raw water pump & drive belt.

Fire resistant sound proofing installed.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

13th October 2021

Category: Engines, Deck Work

Maintenance/Repair Details: Having not lifted the boat for a full winter ashore for 5 years, only late summer lift and return, we will be lifted ashore very soon and remain so until March 2022. In preparation for the lift we have now commenced preparatory work by undertaking those jobs which we can do now.

First task was to fix the soft area on the fore deck by drilling into the deck area from within the saloon and injecting expanding foam between the deck layers which solved the problem. Refilled and repainted the saloon roof as good as new.

Carried out oil change on both engines (oil filters arrived today but will not be replaced until both engines are fully exposed due to location of filters).

Winter canopy fitted.

Fresh water tank emptied, toilet winterised and engine anti-freeze checked and topped up. 

27th October 2021 - Kevayling lifted out & blocked for the winter. 

Parts and/or Items Used: Foam Filler, Oil

The Freeman sisters.