April 4, 2014

On Track For a New Adventure

Effie has been stripped down and I’ve begun work making and replacing worn parts. Surprisingly, the pistons were in pretty good shape, but I’m having the barrels rebored and am putting new pistons in. I won’t know how worn the crank-shaft bearings are until the motor is dismantled, but will replace them anyway. I’ve finished […]

March 6, 2013

You little beauty!

What a sight for sore eyes – Effie has finally made it back to the Apple Isle. I won’t be letting her out of my sight again in a hurry. Now it’s down to business overhauling the engine and getting her back into  shape – but not like new, that would take away from her […]

January 26, 2013

On Dry Land

I’ve been holding my breath for months waiting for Effie to reach our shores and finally she has arrived…or so I’m told. After the journey from Europe the ship docked in Perth this month, sailed on to Melbourne and eventually arrived in Sydney. Effie has I suspect, now seen more of the Australian coast than […]

December 21, 2012

The year winds up…

While many of you are sweltering in the tropics or freezing in other parts of the world, Lynne & I are enjoying four seasons in a day – how weird is that? Still, even the sunny days are not hot, so we’re enjoying whatever Hobart brings us. Just to bring you all up to speed […]

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