Mystery of the non-starting diesel

The mystery of the non-starting diesel has been solved.  Unfortunately Nobby put a rag in the air intake after the engine ran in the shop.   When John and I bolted on the inlet manifold in the boat we did not see it.   Of course the engine would not start.   The rag...

Engine Update – Not starting!

I am afraid the Christmas story is a little sad; the new engine refuses to start, although it ran OK in Nobby’s shop in summer.   John and I struggled last weekend, going as far as buying a new starting battery, replacing the starter motor and ducting heat from...

Engine Update

 John and I sweated in the engine room last weekend and got the engine ready to run.   The freezer compressor, alternator are belts up.   The oil pressure gauge is wired and the block holds water without leaking.   There is no running water available at the yard at...

New Exhaust System Update

John came to the boat Sunday and we managed to complete the installation of the exhaust system.  Nobby made  a new gasket for the exhaust manifold which is all that was needed to put the whole lot together.   I rebuilt and reinstalled the cockpit  instrument panel...