I’m pickin’ up bad vibrations*
They’re giving me excitations
In other words:
Quivers down my backbone,*
I got the shakes down my knee bone
Yeah tremors in my thigh bone
Shakin’ all over
In other words,
Herbie’s engine mounts need a bit of attention.
I don’t mind a bit of engine diy but engine alignment and possible replacement of mounts is I reckon a job best done by someone with experience. So our next trip out will be to a boatyard where they can sort out the problem. Probably Calcutt as they have installed a few hundred BMC engines and they have any spares needed on site. When I can work out a date to get there I’ll give ‘em a call.
Herbie also has a little bit of paint touching up to do – on the handrails, the bow, and the recently scarred side hatch cover. All I need is some warm dry weather.
Then she needs blacking. And we fancy revamping the bathroom and making some changes to the galley. Then the floor is looking a bit worn.
I feel a raid on the Sinking Fund coming on.
Meanwhile our annual Shropshire camping holiday looms large. All in all I reckon our next longish cruise will be in September when we had thought about making an assault on the north side of the Shroppie to visit a friend in Chester.
*(with apologies to Brian Wilson and Johnny Kidd)
PS the tunnel light is now mended.