I managed to get 79 litres in to the top. On checking back I last filled up in February 2016 when the engine counter was on 347 conveniently (for my maths) the engine counter was at bang on 447. A sad 79 litres in 16 months and the engine run for just 100 hours. However I did live aboard for 7 months over the winter of 2016/17 as the house was left empty to sell. How cheap is that living !
As I wrote in February 2016 It is a sad reflection of the lack of cruising we did last year and we have done the same to date this year. But retirement will present options and the boat has always been our 60 foot escape capsule from the treadmill. Talking of treadmills.....
.......one for James a good work colleague who has found my blog just after I announced my retirement, he told me a story of a monkey and a nut. I am reading a great book at the moment - I am Pilgrim and the same story is in there....
Anyhow that's why I am retiring - just letting go of the nut !!!
So back to the boat and to servicing, a quick search of my blog tells me I fettled the engine - including oil change in May 2015 - with the engine counter on 271 hours. So 26 months and 176 hours of use I think Percy's donk is due another oil change, I wrote a bit of that a while back and now have the oil ready for a pre-cruise service
Percy's engine does not have a modern filter for oil, it relies on the oil not holding the minute particles that a modern oil does which are then filtered out via the oil filter under pressure. The Morrisons oil dumps the sludge in the bottom of the crankcase so at some point I need to open her up and check if I need to clean this area out. There is a decent sized door to gain access but it will require removing the water pump ..... a
summer job retirement job so a nice little winter project, frosty outside me working in the warm boat in my very handy engine room !
Anyhow there are some uses for the blog, recording the above has been a useful reminder of what will need doing (oil change) and what does not need doing (diesel fill up)