|The classic gaff rigged schooner South Passage was an impressive sight heading down river
|Karen hard at work doing not much. Great book by the way.
|South Passage provided a very picturesque foreground for our sundowner pics.
|You put the kids on an old school boat but their technology comes with them
|We normally consider Our Dreamtime's engine room as spacious but it was far from it when we had to remove the trans.
|Hidden away under the deck it's not an easy thing to get at
|That's it down there and it has to fit out between the bulkhead and back of the engine. Just a bit tight.
|It's a serious lift up and out to the cockpit
We stood staring at the task ahead in silence for a moment before Rob came up with a solution. We were able to hang a block off the boom, secure a line down onto the transmission which we ran back to the sheet winch. It was then just a matter of Gary guiding it up and through the companion way while Rob winched it up. The last challenge was passing it off the boat to the dock without dropping the damned thing in the water.
|Out of the boat and ready to go away for reconditioning.
|The offending front seal that leaked away all our trans fluid.
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