The Thames Clippers are a busy fleet on the river Thames and their engines need to be swapped out every 12000 hours and so Cyclone Clipper paid a visit to KGV Lock today in order to have one of the engines changed.
After a quick turn around in the dock (to do a bit of sightseeing / plane spotting?) she was soon alongside the lock wall ready for engine swap to take place.
Meanwhile the engineers were preparing the new engine that had been brought in by Webster Miller Ltd on one of their HAIB lorries.
Then it was out with the old engine and a few of the fittings were then swapped over to the new engine.
Then it was just a case of transferring the new engine from the lorry in to the boat through the roof access hatch.
The well practiced team completed the whole process in about 2 hours and the boat was in the lock for only 4 hours.
A few more pictures can be seen here.