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Old 01-10-2005, 20:49
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Spent the day with Adrian today in a get everthing off the engine session.

When I last changed the timimng belt a couple of years ago I changed the top pully wheels, but couldn't get the cranksalft drive dog off even after hours of pulling and levering at it. Adrian drills a few holes in it taps it with a hammer it splits and falls off.

Thats why we keep going back to him he always knows how to do these things and makes it look so easy. New belt tensioer, new points, condenser and coil, fresh oil and filter and the raw water pump being fitted with new seals and impeller.

It should go like the clappers after all this. But I'm going on holiday next week when Adrian finishes it off so I cannot try it out for a few weeks. We could still have an odd good day by then hopfully.

We're going back to Northern Cyprus so I shall be popping along to the beatifull ruines and beach of Salamis which my boat is named after.
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Old 02-10-2005, 20:52
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Robbie.

Have youthought about one of these?

ONE OF THESE WOULD SAVE YOUR POINTS AND UP YOUR LOW END POWER

They do work well.

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Old 21-11-2005, 22:32
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Well Adrian rang me to say that he had completed the engine with still a couple of little bits to finish off but the boat was running and usable.
I went in to work as normal today and mentioned the boat was working again to my pal Carl. "Well lets finish up here and go" he said, next thing I know we've planned to turn off the computers and drive down to LM before lunch.
'I've always been easily influenced like that', but I have'nt been out since the end of September.

It was so bl**dy cold the engine needed a bit of coaxing to get started and warmed up so we went up river passed Ford then out to look what the sea was like.
Dead flat with no wind at all and absolutely freezing and a wonderful sunset.

Loads of fun, stayed out to long - you know what its like.
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Old 21-11-2005, 22:56
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Well done Robbie .
Nice pictures. I had the same weather conditions on Sunday

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Old 21-11-2005, 23:02
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If you wrap up warm its still a good to go boating this time of year.
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Old 21-11-2005, 23:04
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Looks like a lovely day Robbie,

Have asked Adrian to Winterise my boat as just do not seem to be able to find the time to go out at the moment and worried about this cold weather.

Still can only hope for a better year in 2006
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Old 21-11-2005, 23:16
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Looks like a lovely day Robbie,

Have asked Adrian to Winterise my boat as just do not seem to be able to find the time to go out at the moment and worried about this cold weather.

Still can only hope for a better year in 2006

Because we had a late holiday in October this year which usually wipes out four weekends. I have actually had a brilliant years boating in 2005, including our trip to Shoreham with the two boats. Now that was a bit of an expierience wasn't it. Especially the choppy ride back.
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Old 21-11-2005, 23:27
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yes trip to Shoreham was a good day out I agree.

Just really meant that it has not been as warm as was 2 years ago.
Guess look at it as how many times the kids go out on the inflatables.

I agree if wrap up warm this time of year is perfect and looking at the sea conditions too. Shame was in work today
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Old 21-11-2005, 23:32
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I was in work today, but I work with an adrenalin junky who loves boating as much as me. And well I'm easily led, and I've got school reports to prove it!!
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Old 22-11-2005, 09:53
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Looks like a lovely day Robbie,

Have asked Adrian to Winterise my boat as just do not seem to be able to find the time to go out at the moment and worried about this cold weather.

Still can only hope for a better year in 2006
Robbie I have thought the same and really there are going to be many days throughout the winter when one can take the boat out so I have invested in a DIY kit to winterise the boat specially cos it has an inboard engine

this is what I got

1) a 5 ltr water container with a valve . I will modify by cutting out the bottom so can be topped up during the flushing

2) i have fitted to the valve a 1.5 mtr garden hose with I will connect to my engine flushing kit

3) will purchase say about 20 ltr of anti freeze for inboard engines

4) will hang the container high on the A frame and use a large bucket to catch most of the anti freeze

My guess this is going to be much cheaper then asking AC to winterise after each use

will keep the fuel tank topped up and put in some fuel additive

of course will do this all when engine hot and will not flush with fresh water

Have I missed anything.

I think I will test this on Thursday

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Old 22-11-2005, 15:31
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Re: Robs boat Salamis

You have over looked a possibility Andre. Its not in the sales brochure.

The engine will cool all the time you're getting set up and the solution you're using will cool it further as the engine cannot be put under enough load to generate enough heat to keep itself really hot. The more you run it the cooler it will get in comparison with the real load at sea. If the engine cools enough for thermostat to start to close ,if it is not open fully, then the balance of flow to the lower part of the engine may not provide sufficient antifreeze for protection.

I have a worked around this on my boat.
Flush and / or Warm the engine on the hose. Once the engine is warm and the salt water is out, change over to anitfreeze mix and immediatly start collecting the exhausted antifreze mix and recycling it into the top tank again. The engine should start to get even warmer as the cooling water starts to get hotter. Keep an eye on the temperature guage, when you can see it is definately heading up towards the hot mark turn off the engine and bottle the whole lot up to use again and again.

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Steve

Many thanks for the valuable tip. Well I did say DIY
will do as you say and post results

By the way not too bad weather for Sunday

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Old 22-11-2005, 23:47
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Re: Robs boat Salamis

Salamis has a through hull fixing a seacock and sperate filter that I refer to as the salad strainer (blue lid in photo). I shut the seacockand fill the system with an atifreeze 50:50 mix. I run this through topping up from a 5ltr container. I then leave it filled up to the top of the salad strainer.
The idea is to ensure no fresh water stays in the raw water pump, and that expensive wet lined exhaust monifold I replaced last year is filled with antifreeze. Plus the other benefit is to keep rubber seals and pipes wet not drying out in freezing conditions.
Of course the best way to keep an inboard safe in winter is to leave a low powered tube heater in the engine bay and plugged in to the mains.
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Old 23-11-2005, 09:01
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And if we went for the tube heater we could go out all year round too................

shame David has not laid on power for all us trailer boaters. Just can not understand why not

Or option 2 we all go some where warm for the winter with our boats
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Old 23-11-2005, 13:00
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David acceptable the idea,when I asked if I could run the cable roudn the compound to my boat, trenching it in as i went.

So perhaps get your boat next to robbies and have the shore power thing straight out of that shed.
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