The day finally arrived for Inca to come out of the water and get her new propeller fitted by Justin of JG Marine. At 09.30 we arrived at the wharf next to the bottom lock in Braunston and were then loaded onto a couple of trollies and pulled out of the water. The plan is to get it done in a few hours and then get back into the water.
We also decided to replace the Cutlass bearing. I thought that it would have been made out of Brass , but it was made out of some sort of Fibre material . All was going well until the new one broke while it was being fitted . This meant that another one had to be ordered and we would have to spend a night out of the water.
This is the view up our bow thruster tube , When we had the boat metalized nearly 2 years ago this is the one place they couldn’t do. So we cleaned the tube out, got rid of the rust and gave it a good coat of blacking.
The next job was to replace our flue pipe. After struggling to get the old one out a new one was made and fitted. Luckily it was replaced by Justin under warranty and Hopefully this one should last a bit longer than the other one.
So this is our land mooring for the night. We can’t light the fire for 24 hours as the sealant needs time to go off. But we do have shore power and are using our central heating. With a bit of luck we should be back in the water tomorrow.