Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sat 16 Mar 2019 07:47

Alongside Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Wind: SE, F3 – gentle breeze
Sea: slight. Swell: nil
Weather: mostly sunny and warm

Yesterday I installed the repaired injection pump.  After getting everything back together and bleeding the system, with not a little trepidation, I turned the starting key. The engine turned over for several seconds as the fuel made its way to the injectors and then intermittently fired. A few more turns to bleed the remaining air out of the system and I am pleased to say the BRM was back in action and once more running smoothly.

This morning Kate and I did a tour of the nearby museum ship, the HMAS Castlemaine. I had been wanting to visit her for quite a while but every time I have been at the RYCV previously, she had been closed. The ticket sellers graciously allowed us a free tour because of my naval service.  Clearly I am getting on in years as when I stepped on board the smell of a navy ship brought a strong sense of nostalgia back to me.  The ship has been lovingly restored and it was a pleasure to look around a great example of a WW2 minesweeper/anti-submarine corvette.

After our tour we returned to Sylph and moved to the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, enjoying a short sail in the light southerly breeze.  We have moved here so as to be in a more convenient location to take by brother Mark and his family for a sail tomorrow.

All is well.