We have been in the marina for a couple of days as we had loads and loads of washing to do.. The weather didn't look too good and it was an opportunity to use shoreline and also have a bit of luxury. The first day Del went back to the Podiatrist to pick up his new moulds for his walking boots. After a quick foot test, and Del walking more upright, he was back in training to walk again.. We then took back the hire car we had from Enterprise and got a lift back to Derwent6.
The washing machine and tumble drier went into overtime as we cleaned our camping clothes, bedding & towels.
At 5.00pm we took a walk down to friends Louise and John on n.b Ploddin Along and a cold beer was waiting.
The following day Del planned to do the engine service. He started at 10.30am and changed the engine and gearbox oil, followed by a new fuel and air filter and the draining of the water trap. Then the cables and driveshaft were lubricated and a quick check of all the bolts for tightness.
Then the antifreeze was checked and topped up and a little hint of oil was found in the water (a bit worrying)
After checking the prop, as the locking nut had come loose, it was time to get to the pulleys. The front cover came off and a inspection of the pulleys for tightness.
Since then Del has lost confidence in the engine, so now he checks it on every service. The pulleys were removed and the nut was checked.
So the plan is to move tomorrow, North or South?