The mechanic, Nobby, had located a Perkins 4-236 long block in Ohio. Next problem is to get it to Patchogue. I am busy cleaning and painting the parts that will be bolted to it; pumps, filters, heat exchangers, etc. I am also cleaning and painting the engine... Last Friday I was invited by the Brookhaven Historical Society to show a sailing video, I chose ‘An Inexplicable Attraction, the video of my book. The diesel is now in Nobby’s shop awaiting a diagnosis. Fair winds, Eric Today, Father’s Day, we made a giant step forward by lowering the Perkins diesel to ground level. Walter and John did most of the work. The next step is for Nobby, the mechanic, to get the engine to his shop. Pics attached: John and Walter showed up early on Sunday and we pulled the engine into the cockpit. A bit of a struggle at times. The Come-along broke and we had to rig another with the engine suspended in space. Pics show the operation at various times and the final shot is John... With help from John and Scott the cockpit sole is off and the engine disconnected from the mounting lugs and assorted pipes and wires. It remains to lift the engine, which Weeks yard will take care of. Shot of cockpit attached: Over the weekend Walter and John helped me get the cylinder head ready to lift. The mechanic, Nobby, will actually do that. The Rhodes is in the water and Walter hand I had a lovely sail on Sunday afternoon to Bellport, with a 10 to 12 knot NW wind.