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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.

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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.

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And this afternoon (1:00pm) it has really started to come down.

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We are snug and warm and enjoying our extended stay at Welford Wharf.

Keith.

2 comments:

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.
Rosemary

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.