Sunday, June 10, 2012

...........fix it.

Dale arrives early this morning to continue the replacement of the oil line in Willie's Tug's engine.  

He shows us his special tool, a favorite in his tool box -- a wire coat hanger!


And this is how it works:

Dale glues a washer to the coat hanger and places it against the block, so he can stab it with the bolt.  

Coat hanger and washer

As they work, I hear, "a little more to the right -- no back to me a bit -- oops!  too far.  OK, perfect! Now stab it!"

I am a little nervous with all this dialog, but I realize they know what they are doing, and for that, I am glad!

Success!  Here is the finished product.

It is a happy time to see Dale buttoning up the engine with a thousand little bolts that he holds in his hand.  Willie's Tug will head out Guemes Channel tomorrow!

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Friday, June 8, 2012

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