The new engine has been running today and is almost ready for sea trials. There is still a bit of tidying up to do and checking that all is aligned correctly but it seems that we are definitely making progress.
This means that we should be able to change the propeller blades tomorrow or Thursday by drying out on the slip way. As it is Neaps at the moment, the rise of tide is relatively small (2.8m) so we have a limited amount of time to dry out sufficiently to get the propeller off and then back on again. As Low Water is at 7.30pm tomorrow we may have to dry out against the slipway wall overnight as the best time to do the work will be when the workmen have gone home but at least it doesn’t cost us anything! The alternative is a lift out that doesn’t come cheap. Oh well, c’est la vie.