Engine & Fuel
Evinrude petrol outboard
OK, I bought my Norman 20 as a `salvage' deal, it had
been neglected, filled with rain water and consequently sunk in the Fowey
It was rescued and drained but the owner no longer
wanted it and it was sold on, then finally to me. At the moment it's lying on
a drying mud mooring and really needs some TLC. I hope to move it on the next
spring tide to a better location in order to start work. At first glance it
appears all the wood covers, hatches and doors etc will have to be replaced,
all the wiring and electrical switches will need checking and possibly
replacing, and finally I have to remove the 60hp Evinrude outboard and decide
if it is salvageable for repair. Otherwise all that's needed is a clean and a
coat of paint . . . . !
When finally restored I intend using it for cruising
pleasure and maybe the off fishing trip in and around the Fowey River and
Tywardreath, Par and St.Austell Bays with the odd trip to Falmouth, Looe and
Plymouth. As I said, at the moment it is moored off the River Fowey in a
small hamlet called Golant. As this is a drying mooring, I will attempt to do
all the work there, rain and spring tides permitting!
OK, I'll attach a few photos `Before' now, sorry they're
not too good, I used my mobile phone, however I will try and take some better
ones when I'm fit enough to get down to the boat again. Hope this little bit
of info is ok and I'll try and keep you up to date.