A new starter motor!

We’ve been busy getting Noccy ready for our trip to Greece and one thing that had been bugging me was the starter motor. Nocturne has a new engine which runs purrfectly but recently every now and then, when we go to turn on the engine, it hasn’t been starting straight away. Now obviously this is a potential safety issue if we really need to move so we had a mechanic come and look at it.

He took it out and concluded that it had water in it from when we had a problem with our water pump.

Old starter motor

Lima and Valentin

He advised that we put in a brand new starter motor so that we wouldn’t have any further problems.

Fitting the new starter motor

My dad has since taken the old motor apart and realised that there wasn’t any water inside, there was just a little corrosion. So he’s sorted that and now we just have to buy a small piece to fit it back together again. We are going to keep the old one as a spare.

I’m very happy that it’s all sorted and that Nocturne is purring nicely.

Bisous, Bailey


  1. Glad to here that you can never go wrong with a spare. spray the starter with contact cleaner and the starter SW panel


  2. Safe sailing off to Greece on Noccy! Take charge Captain! Montyx


  3. Good news! Glad to know that Noccy will be all sorted out and ship shape for the trip to Greece.


  4. Bailey, It is so great that you have a competent and handy co-skipper, and what a great “guy” pic! There’s just one missing element…. Glad your motor is purrfect again. Ahoy! Pat


  5. Yes, indeed–we want Noccy to purr like a cat and always start 🙂


  6. Great idea to keep the old unit as backup. Since you have it, you will never need it but if you didnt have it, you would need it!


  7. Purring is exactly what you want from an engine. And from a kitty, of course.

    Love and licks,


  8. kittiesblue says:

    So happy everything is working good as new again, brofur Bailey. We wouldn’t want you and Mom Lou and Dad James to get stuck somewhere. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  9. Well, that was an easy fix!


  10. I’m glad that’s all sorted out too!


  11. It’s always good when things purr 😉
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ


  12. Better to be safe! What a nice looking trio of humens. 🙂


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