Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Getting Connected

Our replacement split half coupling arrrived today, as promised, and the old one collected by the same courier. Happily it fitted perfectly (well, with a little persuasion!) and the task of realigning the engine has begun. In this photo, you can see that the engine still has about an inch still to move stern-wards, bringing the coupling parts together. We moved it most of the way before it got too dark too see well, and had a nice evening, cooking dinner for the Kestrels. We will continue tomorrow evening, and - fingers crossed - be moving again in a few days.

Meanwhile a closer look at the old coupling reveals just how worn the old grub screw holes were, and just how much metal needed to be angle-ground away!

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