Pump The Gunk
Posted: September 2, 2014 Filed under: Bobbing about, Engine stuff, Renovation | Tags: Aynho Wharf, bottom of diesel tank, diesel filter, narrowboat tank, water
Pushing away from the bank our plan was to move on towards Thrupp but after looking up at the blue sky and feeling proper heat on our backs we’d soon turned and were heading back to moor the other way round, with a new plan to get to grips with the other side of the boat.
Pumping out what lies at the bottom of the diesel tank is always fascinating – originally recommended by Victoria and Spencer down on the Kennet and Avon, scraping the dregs from the base of the tank is a satisfying feeling. Waiting for the diesel to settle it was clear there’s not too much nastiness in there at the moment, a check of the primary fuel filter told the same story too. Good good.
By mid afternoon we moved further back up the canal to Aynho Wharf where we topped with diesel and water before setting the washing machine going then moving back into position for a little early evening waxing and hatch work.