The Dirty Deed
13 September 2011 | Almerimar
Safely tucked up in Almerimar Marina Ian knew he had to do it!
The first full service of the main engine had become due as we made our way here. That means that we have motored for 250 hours since the last service before we left the UK in May.
Giving himself a day of rest to psyche himself up, he was actually looking forward to it, Tuesday morning saw him out of bed early(well ish)and raring to go !
Assembling tools and spares he donned his working clothes and head torch and said' I may be some time' as he disappeared into the engine room.
Many hours later, after many drinks of coke, several snacks and a lunch break, the dirty deed was done.
All that remained was to test that the engine still started and there were no leaks. For some reason I had to count to 10 and turn the engine on...(apparently he says that was to give him time to bend back into the engine room to check the flow of cooling water!)
Hoorah! It worked! He counted all the parts out and all the parts in and they made a working engine again!
All he wants to know now is whether it is cheaper to buy new spares here or the UK.........
For the next time .....