A big question that has been looming around the boat is, does the engine run? Jim, the past owner had purchased a rebuilt Perkins for the boat but it has been sitting in its crate under the stern for quite a few years! Upon looking over the little Perkins Jeff was hopeful as everything seemed well oiled. We asked one of the mechanics in the yard, Steve, to help us start the engine up for the first time.
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The next day, Jeff changed the oil twice as there was a little condensation water they had found. Now we have clean oil! Jeff will now begin the process of going through the engine, taking it a part to strip and repaint, getting new injectors and various other engine projects that cause my eyes to glaze over when he starts to talk! I will have him post on here what he does for all you mechanically minded folk!