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A windy passage to Sandford

A windy passage to Sandford

We took and opportunity between the rain showers to take our friend Wilfried to Sandford for a picnic lunch.

Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage

Late April and we take the train to Wargrave for a trip upstream to Oxford. The mooring at Osney awaits! Our first lock was Shiplake. Here the crew is holding...

Constant Velocity Joint

Constant Velocity Joint

The rubber boot that enclosed the CV joint was torn and grease had been flying out from this joint. The survey had picked this up as a necessary correction.

Oil Pressure Gauge

Oil Pressure Gauge

The oil pressure gauge at the upper helm position was displaying near to zero, when the engine got warm. This was worrying. At the lower helm position the oil pressure...

Canopy Fixings

Canopy Fixings

The canopy is stretched over stainless steel hoops which are then hinged at 2 points on the top deck. Because the canopy needs to come down and be detached at...

First view of the engine

First view of the engine

Perspectief has a Ford Diesel engine 1.6. This is a marinized Ford Escort Engine from 1987. This apparently gives around 40hp at 3000rpm.