Bring a 38 metre (124 foot) Dutch Barge across the Channel, sail it round the South Coast, up the River Severn to Chepstow, then up the River Wye to Hereford, then 23 years later, return back down the Wye, including navigating the famous Symonds Yat Rapids, to Sharpness - Impossible? - not for The Wye Invader and Frank Barton. The story continues now with Wye Invader Two...
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Engine bay overhaul
Towards the end of February the fuel pipes and fuel filter were changed, we then made a start on the engine bay only to find the 2 forward engine mounts were well past their sell by date [probably the cause of some vibration in the videos - Dave, video editor!] . So we removed the engine and 2 hours later we had an empty engine bay and we then used a grinder with a 36 grit disc to remove all the paint and rust from the floor and sanding the inner sides of the hull before repainting.