Powerwashed, engine winched out, cabin decluttered, masts removed.
Ricky was all for dropping the engine over the side, but Patrick – having gone to the trouble of winching the engine out with a Heath-Robinson contraption attached to the forks of one of his tractors – couldn’t resist seeing if it turned over. Which it did. Sprayed some CRC into the cylinders to keep them from getting gummed up until he gets around to fixing it up.
Needs a new mast, the condition of the current one categorised as “f@#$%d” – according to Ricky in response to Ms jb’s inquiry whether his intentions vis a vis Paladin were honourable or not.
Appears that she’s been accepted as one of the boys….