Thursday, 24 December 2009

wot the hell

Saw this at kensel rise today and the lady who ownes it is lovely had a problem though it had a partial sinking all ok now though all bar the insurance work

Monday, 14 December 2009


This is a rushton and hornsby 2 cylinder oil engine fitted in a converted butty , which i serviced the other day ,i recently had the starter motor overhauled during the summer ,the engine istself is in good order and starts with little effort , during servicing it is necessary , to remove the block chest plate to clean the oil filter gauze this if done to the letter should , be done every time the oil is changed and only ever use SA30 oil nothing else , also strip and clean the Governor and re set the tick over then you should have many hours of pleasure listening to its unique sound no two of these engines sound the same and i love em like i adore all engines .

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

new external keel cooler b,m,c 1.8

this was fitted this summer to an b.m.c 1.8 with a perpencity for overheating i measured up the existing cooling tank and it was woefully under size so we had this cooler instaled for my customer now a very happy boater who was thinking of changeing the engine altogether no need we have the power to overcome .

Saturday, 5 December 2009


This is my first blog ever and as a marine engineer for over 20 years i hope to be able to assist anyone with a problem with there boats, also i will post problems i encounter along my way and the solutions to those problems i see all sorts in my job some funny some serious and some a bit sad , some times i feel like a social worker , but i love my work and i love the inland waterways well thats it for now wish me luck .