No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

All Systems go

Tuesday. 27th July 2010
Moored at Stoke Hammond
No Miles No Locks.

We had planned to stay on the mooring today so that I could fit the new parts to the generator and give it a thorough test, so after Breakfast I removed the rear board over the engine compartment,  then the acoustic casing came off the side of the generator, I fitted the new Impeller into the pump and then fitted the pump back onto the generator, fired it up and bingo we have a functioning generator again, I ran it for 3 hours checking the water flow at regular intervals and all is well.

The generator, with cover removed, working hard again, the water pump is that little rascal on the right, being driven by the belt

 While all this was going on Jayne was in the kitchen baking another fruit cake, the last one came out of the oven a little burnt on top, so after consultation with my mother who is 82 years old, so has been baking for a quite few years, this one was covered with greaseproof paper and it worked.

The un-burnt cake.

Jayne has also downloaded the Grand Union Canal guide off Waterscape which is useful as it shows the location of all the water points, rubbish bins, recycling points and free ( some marina's charge)  Elsan disposal points along our route.
We will probably move a bit tomorrow to just past the 3 Soulbury Locks,as there is a water point there and we need to top up the tank..

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