Frank Refit Update

Frank’s engine is being rebuilt, and should be re-installed next week. The block is being rebored, new pistons, new injectors, water cooler, oil cooler, and lots more new stuff fitted and the engine installed on new mounts.

The lifelines are fitted, so Geoff and I added the newly-renamed dodgers from Kemps. Once the rigging is fine tuned, we can focus on the rest of the stuff – electrics, power generation, internet connectivity, new SOLAS raft, heads holding tank update. etc etc.

We need to get some sailing time in! But progress is being made.Image

The engine before being dismantled:

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The old Water Cooler

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The block and old pistons:

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Back to Skool

Geoff and I are at the ARC seminar in Guildford.

A great opportunity to get fully briefed and prepared for the ARC, the seminar runs until Sunday afternoon, will wall-to-wall presentations. It will be interesting to meet the different crews and World Cruising staff.

We already know Jerry The Rigger from the Marina at Gosport.

 
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more anon..