Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lifting the lid

Well, this morning we did it. Jim undid the bolts connecting the engine to the propshaft , and pausing to remove one last bolt in the roof that had been missed, we were ready to take the top off.

Next, the engine, having taken a while to find some shackles the right size to fit its lifting hooks, I turned around and there it was in mid air.

At this point I had to take my leave and go back to London for a meeting, leaving Jim to remove the gearbox, which made it too big to fit on the pallet. The gearbox, together with whatever other large bits of the spare engines we can fit on, will go on another pallet. We have to ring the pallet people tomorrow and coordinate collection from here with delivery once we get home.


  1. I think that pictures of Jim taking an engine for a walk on the end of a rope somehow capture his Platonic essence. There's a similar photo somewhere on the Warrior blog.


  2. Hi,

    If you haven't aready found a way, this site is good for arranging the moving of large items. I got a 200kg anchor moved from Essex to Goole last year for a very reasonble price.

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Thanks Simon. And also thanks for reminding me to go back and have a look at the Misterton blog; love following progress on such a big project. Hope to see it (her?) one day.