Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Sunday, 8 August 2021
THE ENGINE FINALLY FIRES UP FOR THE FIRST TIME
Francis of the maritime midwives returned to Helen II for four days to finish the engine installation with Jeremy.
With Jeremy ducking to avoid sparking wires and a few adjustments ,Francis turned the key and the engine burst into life !
It purred quietly with little noise and no vibration. WONDERFUL !
Thanks for a job well done.
Meanwhile Wednesday Phil was charged with trying to make 12 dead eyes .
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
THE MARITIME MIDWIVES HAVE GONE !
On Sunday the group went their separate ways and returned home leaving a much improved Helen II.
(left to right) Jay, Mike, Malcolm ,Jeremy, Gordon, Francis, Tony, Ian, Andy, Nick
and up above..Paul.
So here's part of what they did...
Secured the chain plates
Created the gas box and seat on the aft deck
Created the new galley area.
Wired the boat and fitted the battery area with three isolating switches
Friday, 25 June 2021
Maritime Midwives Spring Into action Again !
Once the coffee has filtered .
Jeremy's list of jobs for the next two days.
We all love an optimist !
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Tuesday And It's All Go Again.
Jeremy and the Maritime Midwives sprung into action with little discussion today. Once the coffee machine was activated a sense of focussed calm ensued.
The mast ,spars and boom which Wednesday Phil thought looked perfect were again planed sanded and oiled .
The engine now has the hydraulic drive attached
and Jay tasked with oiling the new top. He is instructed to oil all smooth and shiny surfaces. ( Are you thinking what I am ?.)