Wednesday, November 30, 2011
CLICK WHIRR BRM BRM
Well it is fixed and back in place and normal service has been resumed.
Al Bernadine took a totally f****d starter and rebuilt it with a new rotor rewound field coil and a new solenoid.
Now the engine on Elephants Child was made 34 years ago in Japan to a design by Perkins and used a US made starter that also has not been made for many many years.
So what were the chances of finding spares on this tiny island ? Somewhere between small and zero, I thought but Al had them in stock.
We are at anchor just now off St Georges and are waiting for a favourable wind to go North.
So tomorrow we will go and snorkle the underwater statue park.
Posted by John Duncker at 4:21 PM