The gearbox has failed. Or rather half if it has: the reverse half.
The gearbox fails to engage reverse gear properly making stopping a dicey process. It is a Hurth. To recondition it cost the same as a new PRM.
So SONFLOWER is getting a new gearbox.
Calcutt Marine are supplying the box for Tooley's Boatyard to fit.
SONFLOWER is now an exhibit at Tooley's Museum of canal life, she has been there so long! She will be available to view on Castle Quay for the foreseeable future.
11 hours ago