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.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Looking After The Panda.

Thursday, 21st June, 2012.
Kings Bromley Marina.

As it was raining today I had to find a job on the boat I could do without getting wet, so this morning our Fischer Panda Generator. got serviced.

Our little Panda.

It's fitted on top on the right hand swim in the engine compartment, with half the acoustic cover removed all the bit's you need to get at for servicing are accessible, there's not that much to do, just change the oil every 100 hours although it tends to get done every 50 hours, the little 309cc diesel engine only holds about 2 litres of oil so it's not expensive to look after.  

While changing the oil I also cleaned the raw water filter and removed the water pump, the   pump's made by Johnson, it's designed for boat use, made of brass/bronze and stainless steel, the reason I remove the pump it is to examine the impeller for signs of fatigue, we had the original one fail 2 years ago at The Buckingham Canal Society event at Cosgrove and at the time didn't carry a spare, we carry 2 now, although since the failure the replacement always passes inspection.

The impeller's behind the round plate.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Hiya you two!

As I read your blog on my news reader I wonder if I could request that you change your settings to allow the whole of your blog to show on that.

At the moment I only get a short bit of your blog posts.. trouble is, if there is a lot of bloggers blogging I don't have time to click to go to your website.

As I have been away for a few days, there were 158 blog posts on my reader, so didn't have time to read all you have said this week..

I do enjoy your blog very much!

Hopefully you will change that, I am sure it would benefit others too.

Many thanks