Monday, September 12, 2011

Oh lucky man

After a free ride up the Thames with Indigo Dream, then a good evening ( and a tasty chilli) on Briar Rose hosted by Adam and Adrian on Saturday evening at Norton junction, we ought to be due a downturn in our weekend luck, but not yet it seems.

Yesterday (Sunday) was yet another good day.  We are up at Crick aboard Herbie. At 9am Rick arrived ready for us to attempt to find the fault in  Herbie's glow plugs circuit.  In the event it took us only a few minutes to deduce that the ignition switch was at fault.  The full current to the glow plugs wasn't getting switched through.  So we jumped in the car and drove 15 minutes to Wharf House chandlers at Braunston where we got a replacement switch for £16.  Within the hour we had the new switch in and the plugs were working. Job's a goodun! That left us time to replace a fuse box which had a broken piece. A fiddly job with all the wiring in a small space, but it worked.

This was very good news because we were in time to drive over to Rick's house where Marilyn made us BLT baguettes and we watched the Monza Grand Prix. Then returning to the boat I rigged up our new telly aerial and that worked fine too.  What's more, after a very very windy night it still looks very solid.

 I'm getting nervous now.  Something has to go wrong soon.

At this point I was going to show you photos of the inside of the ignition switch because I found the design a bit surprising.  However, the network here is too s,low for uploading pics at the moment, so I'll do it when we get home.

Toodle pip.

1 comment:

VallyP said...

My goodness, you do get around! Is this how much fun it is to be retired? I can't wait!