Saturday, 15 December 2012

Ballast out, Ballast in

Richard, as instructed, proceeded to remove the ballast.

A call from Richard and he advises that the ballast once removed, makes the boat unstable but still does not lift the stern by what we wanted.  So we conclude that the weight of the new engine alone is causing the trim to align in such a way as a permanement feature.  We very rarely have problems because of it so we now live with this as the norm.  Next jobs are the galvanic isolator, replacing the gas regulator and removing the rust from under the gunwale.

Hope to be at the boat next weekend but we shall see.