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  1. Looking at your picture it looks to me that the stop valve is a washered one and fitted the wrong way round. If this is so the washer jumper would be pulled down on to the seat when the pump is operating. Because the tank has not much head to keep the washer off of the seat as it would in a normal domestic instalation where you have plenty of pressure. As the tank level goes down the static head gets less and the tap jumper would get pulled down harder onto the seat stopping the tank emptying any further. Check that the arrow on the valve is pointing away from the tank. If you have a gate valve then ignor all this. In any case I would change the valve for a ball (full flow) one and mount it directly on the tank where it should have been in the first place.
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  3. You may have a point - do it next time. On the other hand, if you haven't already been guaranteed a second life, you may just have to fit all you can into this one...
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  4. NickNorman says it right. As these batteries are an unknown quantity a hydrometer is the quickest and easiest way to assess them. Get one, tell us the results and we might suggest what to do next. You probably wont get back to the full 1.277 but an equalisation might well get 1.26 or so which might be adequate for you needs. Trojans are good batteries so its worth spending a bit of time sorting them out. Hydrometers are fiddle messy things but are a very useful to have. ................Dave
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  6. That's not my experience. I run two Sterling (30 amp & 40 amp) pro-digital chargers combined from my generator and I see a 70amp charge when they first get going on my battery monitor. I don't think the voltages have to be exactly the same do they as long as the higher voltage is correct for the stage of charging? Once the combined charge gradually drops down below 40 amps I switch the the smaller output charger off and carry on charging. I was told by Sterling that combining two chargers to in effect create a bigger charger and reduce the charge time when running from the generator was fine. When I'm on shore power I just use the 30 amp charger.
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  7. I think you are right, I may have worded it badley
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  8. Yes, but when I replaced mine doing it as per the photo blocked the nipple. I think the casting did not have a large enough hole to allow grease into the groove with the shaft at angle.
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  9. Before doing that tie a rope on the rudder incase you lift it out of the cup while trying to pull the bearing up so that if it does come out of the cup you dont lose it 99% of the time they are like that, it looks neater.
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  10. But as the shaft probably sits at an angle the grease groove in the new bearing may not line up with the nipple if refitted a sit is now. Turn the base through 90 degrees so the nipple points to the side.
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  12. Blown cill in 5 days....so they can do it when the hire boats are involved.....
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  14. Its not about watching TV. Its everything from dealing with the restrictions to not going to school or when they do the restrictions there. There was weeks of not seeing friends, family not doing the things like going to the playground, the pictures going on holiday etc etc. My daughter recently left her job as mental health nurse working with kids and she has commented on the changes she was seeing in the kids she was working with before she went to her new job last month. To suggest this wont have an adverse affect on kids is breathtaking ignorance, as in lack, of knowledge and understanding. https://youngminds.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/beyond-tomorrow/
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  16. Each and every I mean every single time the news is on every time every day covid is mentioned. Every breakfast TV programme as in every time it is mentioned. Dream on.
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  18. While you are at it, change that tap for a full flow lever ball valve. Much more reliable and a lot quicker to shut off in a hurry.
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  21. That was the beauty of youth the time when you could try things out and have room to fail, as long as no one was hurt you ended up a bit wiser and just got up again and tried something else.
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  22. I'd expect that all new would be much faster than trying to patch tired wet wood.
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  23. We had a mechanic who we called Jake the Fake, he rebuilt a Caterpillar generator engine,unfortunately the box he was standing on to reach contained the rockers, the bastard wouldn't start.
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  28. Just do it,and if challenged,plead ignorance. If just transiting,don't stop. From Castlefield to Preston Brook it's 20 miles lock free.
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  29. Ask at Uxbridge Boat Centre, they must know someone
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  31. Not sure, and I cannot find my copy of the BS to look. Imperial sizes are mainly used by ancient machinery and American manufacturers. Some belt lengths are quoted in either 8ths or quarter inches so a 50 inch A section belt could be labelled A50, A200 or A400. If the belt is a bit over 4ft around, or nearly 2ft long when held in a tight loop I would expect it is 50 in pitch length. If your belt tension is adjusted in the normal way by moving one pulley, or an idler wheel you can usually get away with either the next standard size up, or the next down. Sometimes you can go either way. N
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  33. Yes it's fitted into the bow but if you use the term "integrated" you'll just confuse everyone because they might think you have an integral tank.
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  36. Or just unscrewing the filler cap and doing the same thing? Try running a tap with the filler cap unscrewed in case that vent is blocked and there's a vacuum formed in the tank as it empties as someone else said. You've got an integral tank, sounds like the OP has a stainless tank. They don't need repainting.
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  42. Long shot, there is a vent on the tank to let air in as it empties?
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  44. I'm too old, I'm too fat, I'm too unfit but I took my roof back to metal using a scrabbler about 3 - 4 weeks ago when it was v v hot. Was I knackered? Don't know I was too knackered to know
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  46. And then only throw away the leftover bits
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  47. We had a cracker of a storm last night followed by an amazing sunset.
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  48. That's now 3 problems the OP has posted with a brand new boat. The toilet (which turned into a water pump and PRV issue), the water/oil in engine bilge and now the stern gland. Why on earth doesnt the OP ring up Colecraft and get them to sort it? It is a brand new boat (upwards of £100,000!). We have just bought one from Aqualine and I expect them to sort problems especially a drip every 10 secs from a stern gland that looks like it has no packing. If the OP tries to do any changes by himself ...ie new water pump because of a toilet issue, or changing the packing on a stern gland, then he could risk loosing the warranty on those bits. Colecraft are one of the best builders and will certainly sort out your teething issues. Get Colecraft to come out and sort out the stern gland. Rain into the engine bilge might be worth mentioning to them if a few of the drains have been blocked during manufacture....some boat builders have been known to accidentally fill drain holes with filler and paint during the build process!
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  49. I wanted to rename ours Triggers Broom as it's been fully oveplated, new engine and gearbox, water pump, batteries. We're putting in a new galley including cooker. But she who must be obeyed wants to stick with Dream Wanderer!
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