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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Poorly Generator.


Fingers crossed. Our local marine engineer visited today to look at our poorly generator. From my description of the problem, which we had during our trip out in October, he suspected air getting into the fuel line. A quick check around with a couple of spanners and he discovered that the pipe fitting on the top of the fuel tank, which is underneath the generator, was a bit loose. Having explained that I had replaced the pipework for the cooling system at the start of his visit, he wondered if I had loosened it accidentally when fitting the new pipework, which was very close to the fitting, and I did struggle to get the new pipework in around that fitting. This tied in, as the problem had started after I changed the cooling pipework. He also tightened a few other joints whilst he was at it Hopefully this has fixed the problem. We will know when we set off hopefully next month for our Spring/Summer cruise.


Saturday, January 07, 2017

New Beginnings

Now that Jo and I have stopped selling coal this year, and following my building a small model railway, which sits on the shelf above my display cabinet in our saloon, Jo suggested that I build a layout in the hold. I have started making plans, purchasing buildings, etc. and have created a separate BLOG to cover the building of this layout, which I have named “Hadarford”. If you are interested you can follow its construction at


This is an example of a building I bought on eBay, which had had a rather poor repaint, which I have repainted myself to a far better standard. Details of this repaint can also be seen on the BLOG.