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Boat lift…


After having arrived on Friday 2nd – the boat yard managed to fit in the lift out today. They also don’t look too happy about the timing belt change. I thought that would be the case. The same situation happened in 2011 at Gosport Boat Yard in the UK.

The belt change, especially the main timing belt, is a real “£$%. Moody in their wisdom placed the head of the engine roughly 20 cm from the bulkhead that houses the fuel tank. The only access is from above – by climbing into the engine compartment. In order to see what you are doing you would need a mirror and someone outside to hand you tools and call the ambulance.

Jobs to-do :

– Change belts on engine
– Replace fuel sensor – that I replaced with the wrong on in A Coruna
– Clean the prop – minor vibration at low speed – e.g. when manoeuvring in marinas
– Replace packing in stuffing box and tighten
– Clean wind speed indicator – top of mast
– Clean boat speed indicator

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