Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Wye Invader Two - Winter maintenance

The summer finished for Wye Invader Two on Friday 30th October 2015 when she was lifted out on to the hard standing at Sharpness Dry Dock. On average she clocked up about 80 miles a week in addition to two outings on the River Severn - See the video on our website

The plan for the Winter is to remove the Engine and Gearbox, clean and paint the engine bay and varnish as much of the interior as time allows.

On the 14th and 15th of November we spent 3 hours removing the engine and gearbox from the boat, and on the weekend of 21st and 22nd November the gearbox was separated from the engine. On further inspection the clutch plate was found to be worn and in need of a replacement, the gearbox oil seals were worn and leaking oil so replacement parts are being sort.

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