Monday, 23 December 2013

Latest crew member Jed Frampton (- Isle of Wight, UK) fitting the bowden cable for the engine "cold start".
Once the engine is "run in" - I am hoping we will be in warmer climes and NEVER need it !!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

 Callum drilling out a 22mm hole for a bronze bush in the lower bob-stay flange.
Look - no hands !!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Here's Callum  precisely drilling with the magnetic drill to accept the bronze bush in the Dolphin Striker.
Ready to shackle on the stud chain bob-stay.
New crew !...........Callum Bennett from Kent(UK) - great help and............loves to cook ( woohoo!!)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

Well...........THIS is going to be our windlass ( to haul the anchors and help mooring) This was originally a single gypsy with a single warping drum.Now all the machine shop work has been done, a new shaft for two gypsies and warping drums.Some more "small" workshop mods to be done,some holes re-drilled and tapped and new bolts fitted.Re- assembly and a re-paint,the modifcation to add a hydraulic motor, will complete a very expensive ( bought new) piece of equipment.

Yes - it WILL come together!!

One of the two chain gypsies, .warping drum and clutch control

The base with the old paint cleaned off and new gypsy pawl and shaft.