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Does my bum look big in this.?


Patricia Perkins, has had her ‘bum’ seen to.!!

You might remember that Tengeru’s engine was in need of some TLC. It had been lifted out ofย  the boat and, looking like a piece of scrap metal, was put to one side, in the boat yard. I was left with the decision, to either have a go at repair, or buy a new engine at ‘moocho dinero’.

Um….. it took about 30 seconds for me to decide for rebuild. Anyhow, I wanted a look at Patricia’s ‘little bits’.!!

So, me and a mate, went down to Cornwall, and gave Patricia a lift back to my home marina, Southsea, Portsmouth. Another friend allowed me the use of his garage as a work shop. It’s good to have friends, innit.

After having tied Patricia down to an engine stand (BDSM – you may have heard of it.? Stands for – Basic Destruction of Sentimental Machinery), we removed her drawers. (Steady on guys, I really mean her crank case). After having a fiddle around with her innards, we removed her bits and pieces. I’ve never done an hysterical rectomy before, it was good fun. And there we found the problem. The crank shaft and bearing shells were scored and marked, Some ‘eedjut’ had run the engine without any oil in it.! In fact the 3rd cylinder bearing shell had got so hot, it was now scorched and out of shape. It seems that this heating up had also caused the oil way in the shaft to become blocked and this may be the cause of the low oil pressure.

So, her bits went off for re-grinding. They came back nice and shiny and with no problems, at all, were put back in place. Now she just needs a new dress (re-paint) and she’ll be ready for the party………………


Here are some photos of Patricia, before her ‘operation’……………….


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12 thoughts on “Does my bum look big in this.?

  1. When you have finished playing with Patricia then maybe you can have a look at my voluptuous volvo who seems to be going through the menopause.
    I am certainly glad you got your engine sorted without too many problems and look forward to the blog and some photos of you putting it back.


    • I’ll take a photo of Patricia today, as lays lays supine on her pallet and post it. Is there anything you need for your volvo which you can’t get over there.? Maybe I could help……………


  2. Great blog post title! I just had to click to see what you were talking about ๐Ÿ™‚ Whenever I use that phrase with my hubby, he knows that the correct answer is, “Of course not, dear”


  3. Sounds like the operation went well! Nothing like a bit of exfoliation to get the bits back nice and smooth! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. Glad all is fixed! Good story!


  5. Hahaha, you can Patricia! ๐Ÿ˜€


  6. Just wondering if you are alive and well. Haven’t heard from you in ages?


    • Hi Mark,
      It wasn’t a good end to 2014. I’ve done a new post that will appear, as if by ethereal magic, on the 1st Feb. I’m still kicking, even if only in soft soled shoes.
      I hope all is well with you and your family.


  7. Sorry to hear that and I am looking forward to your next post. At least you have shoes. Now I have a very black big toe but that is another story. We wish you all the best.


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