Friday, May 08, 2015

A Visit To Streethay Wharf

This morning we were up bright and early to take the boat across the cut to Streethay Wharf. An engineer came to look at the problem and the lack of room to tighten the offending crank pulley nut up. Three hours later the crank pulley nut was tightened,  locktite was used and grub screws used to keep the nut in place. The engine sounds completely different.....back to it's normal sound.

Running smoothly again

So now we are slowly going towards Cox's at Atherstone, where the Travel Power is being repaired and is hopefully ready on Tuesday or Wednesday before I run out of knickers! The washing is accumulating as we need the Travel Power to run the washing machine.Still a hairy boat......can't use the Dyson either.


Judith Emery said...

If you're desperate there's a laundrette in Atherstone best reached after lock 6. Hope your soon all fixed up. Last year was our worst year, two dumps of oil from two different faults, then the fly wheel sheared off and the big end went, all in a couple of months. Unfortunately it was terminal and we had to have a new engine. Still wouldn't swop the lifestyle.
Judith and John
nb Serena

Elsie said...

Thanks Judith for telling me about the laundrette, so used to having a washer dryer on board. Should be all sorted by Tuesday...fingers crossed.