My vision is ok never needed glasses but also never been to an optician.
To be fair the only time it was tested was when I passed the driving test in 1991 and I was asked to read a numberplate. First time obviously.
you may be in for a surprise.
I concluded that the headaches I was getting at the age of about 48 (typically after driving for several hours) might just be the result of straining to focus on things, so I went along to the hoptishunns. It was on a busy high street. When I was fixed up with a pair of long distance glasses I walked out onto the street and nearly got knocked over by a bus - in my imagination. Although the bus was at least 100 yards away my eyes/brain told me it was just 10 feet away and I jumped back in horror.
I realised that I had been judging distance by how out-of-focus things appeared to be. I had always been able to pass the driving eye test, so I had never considered I had a problem. Weirdly my long distanced sight has improved (even before I lost the sight in one eye) and now I don't need long glasses, but short ones are essential.
To say i have been off work for near 6 weeks this boat should be a lot further on i think.
Still its getting there to the point i can do more things to show for it. Weather needs to warn to use sealant etc etc again. So windows cant go in or blank off the front cabin rear windows.
So what have i been up to.
As i am removing the engine and think that paying a crane to come in to do it for me i though i would make a new Gantry. My other is a bit small at 7 foot high as i need 10 foot to get the height needed. So i cracked on to build a new one last week.
Oh before that though i removed all the windows then started to clean them up a bit and cleaned more of the boat out.
I used my Multitool here to break the seal of the windows to save bending and time removing them. A steel cutting blade is good if you get some screws/bolts that will not come out.
See the difference here, right side is pressure washed.
So the new gantry fits just nice.
Its only a 4cyl diesel but dam its heavy, had lighter V6 and V8 engines to play with. But then its an old thing at near 50 years old now.
It was a lot easier with the girder trolley and gantry on castors, struggled in the past with out.
Got the thing out then before i wheeled into the pound we gave it a wash down with some TFR.
Come up nice i think. I wonder if it has been washed down in the last 50 years ?
Plan for now is to just strip off the intercooler and what not then paitn strip it to give it a new coat of original paint. Find a side entry inlet manifold so i can get a lower engine bay lid. Unless i do what i plan to do image.gif.eb446f5ad8830d711e9419af7556274a.gifimage.gif.63bd69bcdcd0346d51a8dc58ae269252.gif
Oh yes, these engines have an exhaust, detach before removal of engine lol
Forgot to detach it so halfway through the lift the hacksaw came out
That looks so feeble for weeks of it. Although i feel i have been working on it every day. I have struggled still with one eye to build the gantry with welding. One of them jobs that go.....Weld ....grind....weld ....grind.......weld....grind.....have a moment and a brew....weld ....sod it that will do
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT