Tuesday, 31 May 2016

New throttle cable for Wye Invader Two

About three weeks ago Wye Invader Two was put in the Canal after 6 months of repairs, the first test run was to Saul Junction, about 14 miles in all, then back to Sharpness with no problems and all seemed to be fine.

The boat was secured at the mooring until the following weekend when, as normal I started the engine, I put the gear into position and moved slow astern, when the boat was clear of the mooring I couldn't increase the speed, all I could do was select forward and astern.

2 hours later and after removing the Morse gear controls, the problem turned out to be the accelerator cable not secured and touching the hot exhaust, melting the cable, it was 3 metres long and should have only been 2 metres long, so a new cable was ordered and fitted. 



Sunday, 22 May 2016

Wye Invader 1990

Wye Invader moored just upstream of the New Bridge Hereford, adjacent to the South Bank and opposite Hereford Rowing Club. The original photo was taken in March 1990 following a trip further upstream towards Hay-on-Wye. Wye Invader only made it as far as Monnington Falls before having to return due to lack of water. As the original negative had been lost, this photo was taken from a large framed print that hung in the bar of The Saracens Head for around 14 years, when the pub closed I asked Des, the Landlord if I could have the print, the pub has since re-opened.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

and we're back in the water.....

After being lifted out in October 2015 and following nearly 6 months work, Wye Invader Two was lowered back in the Marina on May 9th 2016. See our website for the details and photo's.