A few days ago I had accidentally knocked the tiny bucket, we have hanging under the engine governor to catch the oil drips, off of the spindle and it disappeared below the engine, so yesterday I took the guard off which protects the alternators to recover it, to discover one of the pair of fan belts for the domestic alternator looked a bit thin at one point.
Having removed it and it’s partner, and replaced them both with two new belts, it was obvious that it wasn’t going to last much longer. I will keep the other belt as a reserve spare. I checked the starter motor alternator and water pump belts, but they were both ok.
This morning the predicted snow started.
And this afternoon (1:00pm) it has really started to come down.
We are snug and warm and enjoying our extended stay at Welford Wharf.