VJ at Nautool Machine Ltd is a real engineer fitter. He took my wrecked pulley, bored it, out made a bush, broached the keyway, pressed it in and tack welded it to be sure.
It fits just right neither too tight or slack, a " proper job " !
I got back to the boat, fitted it and tested the engine. Normal service is resumed and I am happy that the raw water pump system is now better than new.
I had the other one done as well so I have a spare pulley and will rebuild the old pump when I find a shaft, I have everything else I need to recondition it.
I shall get the last few bits of shopping tomorrow morning and sail over to the wreck of the Rhone just off Salt Cay. She was a packet steamer and went down in a hurricane in 1867. Only some crew members survived. The story is that the passengers were tied to their beds to keep them safe!
I won't bother with scuba gear and just snorkel he shallower end of the wreck. The swell is down at the moment, I think so I am hoping for good viz so I can see the deeper sections. It is a pity that the 500 lb Goliath Grouper is no longer a resident but I may see Fang the resident Barracuda.