A blog about our big adventure on our narrowboat 'Amarantine'
Friday, 12 February 2010
New Engine Needed
Our little 3 cylinder Yanmar has been absolutely brilliant pushing our 55 footer up and down the Nene, Middle Levels and Ouse. We now want to go further afield, which is going to take in the tidal Trent!
Ken has picked up two brand new Perkins 2.2 litre (404-22) generator engines and has been busy over the winter getting one ready to go in the boat. For weeks now a new parcel arrived on the doorstep every week, aqua drive, hospital silencer (that was a big one!), exhaust fittings etc. ~Of course all this leads to a quick exit of money from the bank account to pay for all these 'necessary' items!!!!
Anyway, feeling skint but the proud owner of a shiney engine it was time to start her up and see if the hard work was worthwhile........ she sounds beautiful, looks pretty good too!!!
Now its time to get the boat out of the water and starting the engine change over, hopefully in the next week or two.
Married to Ken and newly retired. We fitted out our own boat in 2006 and have been playing ever since. Although we have been down to our boat every weekend, this year we are taking the plunge and going serious cruising.