Sunday, 11 May 2008
jenny from the block
We took advantage of the extensive knowledge of Lorna's mechanic and ex-trawlerman uncle who came to see us today, to both get a lesson on engine maintenance down in the engine room, and also to take the cover off the generator on the front deck and see whether it looked like a big pile of rust or a useful and worthwhile thing to keep on board.
It turned out to indeed be a very useful and worthwhile thing to keep on board, hiding inside a cover made almost entirely of rust, being a generator that will charge our batteries if need be but is also a specifically designed welding gerator. As Lorna's dearest wish is to learn to weld this is great news. We just need to get a battery for the jenny and it should hopefully work fine. Fingers crossed...