The following photo could be disturbing for grown up boat owner, we request viewer discretion. We all know that if you see this is real life, the big cheque is not far behind.
This is why, you don’t ever want to see those parts of your engines. But it’s good to take a close look at the inside, to know what we could do preventively and operationally to keep them in a good shape. After having removed all auxiliary system, we attacked with a vengeance the real meat on the bone last night.
The transmission was removed, the damper disk below inspected. No, we didn’t take the gear apart that is one job left to the specialist.
The oil pan was removed, followed by the head. This is when you don’t want to be around, last time it happen to us we were in for a complete overhaul of a Lycoming engine.
Once piston was removed and rings check and replace, it’s fairly disconcerting to see through your engine. Now let’s imagine that you are in a remote location in a “shop” with the heart of your house on the bench. Who got you by the throat? to be polite.
Why don’t we travel to such a destination for our 45th island, Socotra or Soqotra is a small archipelago of four islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest island, also called Socotra, is about 95% of the landmass of the archipelago. It lies off some 240 kilometres (150 mi) east of the Horn of Africa and 380 kilometres (240 mi) south of the Arabian Peninsula. The island is very isolated and through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.
Socotra is part of the Republic of Yemen. It had long been a part of the ‘Adan Governorate, but in 2004 it became attached to the Hadhramaut Governorate, which is much closer to the island than ‘Adan.
We even when so far, have to do some reconnaissance for you. Here is the street which you will find your saviour. Good luck!!
The part department, manager office just makes you feel better.