Having forgot to purchase an oil filter prior to leaving home I managed to get one in Nantwich chandlers, we then headed off South to Coole Pilate where I started the task of changing the oil.
I pumped out the oil and removed the old filter and discovered the new filter was too small. So I had to rewind, put the old filter back on and refill with the old oil, and cruise down to Overwater Marina and purchase another one of the right size.
On returning to Coole Pilate I carried out the oil change successfully this time but then I noticed there was a screw loose on the newly fitted Aquadrive coupling. It was so loose I could remove it with my fingers. I tightened it back up and checked the others and found four more that needed serious tightening. Further, two of the four hex head bolts connecting with the gearbox were also loose.
Then I spotted the stern gland packing clamp was a long way out of parallel with the flange so I rectified that too.
Oh! And the shower has a new lamp fitted. I have some led's on the way for there, but they didn't arrive in time so they'll have to wait until next time.
|Another beautiful sunset.|