The Aerosol Rebuild

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Good morning everyone. Finally, news from the global headquarters. It isn’t so much that we have nothing to write about. It is more a function of having the time to write. I was up very late last night putting the “final” touches on Chadwick’s, our harbor tug, engine. She has received what I fondly call an aerosol rebuild. ┬áThe engine was looking pretty darn sad when we hauled it out of the yawl boat a few weeks ago.

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I think you will agree that she is looking a whole better better and we have had a chance to really give her a thorough going over. The process involved stripping the block of all its accoutrements, rust busting, priming, painting, polishing and refitting the parts back in place. I simplified systems where I could. For instance, there was a 15 lb. three sheave pulley on the front that has been weighing things down and not serving any useful purpose in our application. I will be pulling the propellor for cleaning and balancing and reinstalling the engine in the next week. She will be in service after the New Years holiday when we move the schooner during the dredging project in Camden.

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As the great Altitude Lou McNally says, “and at this hour, that’s the way it looks from here.” Have a great day. Be well. Do good.

2 comments

  1. I’m glad you are keeping busy and out of trouble. Leave it to you to find something to tinker with.
    The tree looks great.
    Happy, proseperous New Year!

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