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Friday, January 18, 2013

Fortunate Discovery

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.



Rosemary Nickerson said...

My, there is always something to fix, repair, replace or just plain give up on in a boat, isn't there? Today's agenda is a hike ashore to find lumber to build a much needed shelf (or two, I hope) in the forward port side locker. Hope you are snug and warm during the winter storm there. Blessings.

Working Narrow Boat Hadar said...

Hello Rosemary, it made a pleasant change to find this out before it snapped completely. Fortunately both Jo and I love the snow, especially when we are snug and warm on our boat, but being a very outdoor lifestyle, the cold weather doesn't bother us.