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DaveRolaves

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  1. Just a thought, you say there is a greaser cup on the packing gland. The greaser consists of two parts, the bottom part screws into the gland and the top part is a screw down device to force grease into the gland . Is it possible the upper screw down part is missing?? Replacement greasers are readily available from places like ASAP in Beccles and other outlets
  2. Its possible that your stern gland does not have a greaser. We have a Broom 10/70 that does not have a greaser. If the gland drips then you adjust the packing gland. Ideally it should drip once per minute
  3. Hi Spray - good to have you on the forum - welcome ...Dave R...…...
  4. Both the norwich and Bath cameras are working fine for us
  5. Saw about 20 swimmers on the Yare at Hardley on Saturday. They came past Hardley Cross at about 7pm swimming with the ebb tide. Looked well organised with each smimmer towing an orange marker float. Dont know where they entered the water or where they were going to,
  6. When the shaft has been connected to the taper coupling at the forward end for many years then its likely to be difficult to separate the shaft from the coupling. Sometimes hydraulic pullers, heat and in the last instance brute force by way of hammers have failed to release the shaft from the coupling.
  7. at sea give way to vessels on the starboard side.
  8. Robbins Timber have a good supply of quality teak for sale which was left over stock from the restoration of the Cutty Sark
  9. DaveRolaves

    Low Tide

    Very low tide at St Olaves today. Its the lowest I have seen it - many boats in the marina were on the mud
  10. I have used Rustins metal lacquer, it works well. two to three coats is about right. It dries quickly.
  11. The ferry is still running to transport people across the river as a result of an agreement with the highways authority. There is now a notice on the bridge to say that it will be closed until at least April next year. The notice states that the problem is with corroded steel supports which hold up the walkway.
  12. The Bailey Bridge over the river Blyth at Southwold which links Southwold to Walberswick is now closed as a result of a recent survey. Its not known how long the bridge will be closed for.
  13. Many of us will remember the trusty Seagull outboard motor. It always started and was reliable . Still advertised for sale on E Bay.
  14. Hi Alan, We got to the bridge yesterday at 8.30 am and it was closed with the information board showing a cross and bridge not operational. Two red flags were flying on the flag pole. We contacted the bridge operator on Ch 12 and was advised that the bridge would be closed for the rest of the day. We eventually got through under the bridge when the tide was on the ebb at 1pm.
  15. oil in the bilge water is a possible cause. Try cleaning the pump and also clean the bilges out.
  16. If you cannot source a replacement rubber washer then there are listings on e bay for Black Neoprene rubber washers with diameter from 20mm to 50mm and with various centre hole sizes.You may be able to use one of those.
  17. It may be better to purchase a new greaser either one that screws into the stern gland or perhaps a remote greaser which comes with a tube and a fitting to screw into the stern gland. (just saw the post from dnks34 along the same lines as my post)
  18. We came past the tree that had been blown over into the river at the weekend. It was not marked then but I see from the photo that the rangers have marked it now. A lot of the port bank of the cut when travelling towards Reedham has got problems with the baskets which once contained stone. The stone has been washed away and the empty steel baskets are well out into the river. The rangers have marked some of the worst obstructions into the river.
  19. I feel pretty sure there is a sign somewhere saying ‘wait until the ferry has docked before proceeding’ or similar. You are right there is a sign which says that. When the tide particularly on the ebb is running very strongly then the ferry is carried sideways a bit and this increased the pressure on the chains.
  20. Hi Robin. You may not have an oil cooler fitted to your boat. On the Beta 43 hp engine (Kobota based) with a PRM hydraulic gearbox then it would have the oil cooler fitted before the heat exchanger. The oil cooler on the Beta is about 7" long and 2" in diameter. Look out for two flexible oil hoses leading from the gearbox to the oil cooler.
  21. Sometimes on a boat there is an gearbox oil cooler fitted and the raw water comes in and goes through the oil cooler and then into the heat exchanger. Beta engines are sometimes built this way. In this case the oil cooler can clog up and prevents a good flow of raw water through the heat exchanger.
  22. Not sure if diesel is available in Southwold.? Diesel is available at Southwold harbour. The pump is close to the lifeboat station. Contact Southwold Harbour Master by phone or on C12 . and he will arrange it.
  23. The resin and csm need to be applied to the gelcoat within a few hours and certainly within 24 hours. three layers of 600 gram chopped strand matt and resin will give a laminate thickness of approx. 5mm thats about as much as you want to laminate in one go. If you apply more layers than that there can be an excessive heat build up. East Coast fibre glass supplies have a good website with good advice on layup procedures.
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