The sky looked promising,
the winch didn’t;
the launch point has a working door
and the bare patch got re-seeded
After the problems with starting the winch on Sunday James H set to and diagnosed the problem and came to the conclusion that not only would it be quicker to replace the engine than repair it but there will probably be damage to the engine that a “quick fix” wouldn’t resolve. By Wednesday morning the engines had been swapped (with some assistance but I don’t know who to credit). With assistance from Bill C, Alan P and Andy B the new engine was running. Still a fair few jobs to complete the task, which are planned for Friday. A huge, huge “thank you” to James H for bailing us out of what could have been another extended period with out a means to get airborne.
The few other mid-weekers who turned up set-to on other much needed tasks