So, having a forklift definitely helps this process, especially with the weight of a Perkins 4-107 with hydraulic gearbox.
And, the excellent design of the Atalanta meaning the engine lifts out vertically!
I’m heading down to Marine enterprises in Dorset, to see if I can source something less oily perhaps – here’s what the engine bay now looks like:
Next, all the window frames need stripping back – but I can say that we have reached the point of all items to be removed – have been removed.
From here on in, it’s making new woodwork, fixing some holes, and an awful lot of painting and varnishing. Plus the engine, the wiring, rigging, bunks………etc…..