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Slim

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About Slim

  • Birthday 01/04/1947

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  • Boat Name
    Vital Spark
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    Near Cropredy

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  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. I just googled my local 'nuts and bolts supplier) Orbital Fasteners. For A2 S/S countersunk socket screws 8mm x 25mm they want £11.85 per 100. Anytime I've bought small quantities from them they charge pro rata on the smallest on line quoted price so under £2 for 10 and so on. Just a guide price 😀
  3. Try dropping a small bit into a jar of white spirit for a few minutes. I would imagine that if it's bitumen based it would soften up and leave a residue on your fingers
  4. When sourcing screws to re-fit the lid consider using stainless steel socket screws (an allen key rather than slotted or crosshead) Much more positive with no slip or damage. As for removing the existing coating given what you've tried so far I fear it's a needle gun or something similar.
  5. I thought the way to identify bitumen was white spirit on a white cloth and rub hard. If the cloth stains it's bitumen.
  6. Given that you've never done a lock I would allow a good 100 hours of engine running time. At 1.4 l per hour that's 140 l or 31.64835164............gallons.😀
  7. For your pattern of use switch it off
  8. I think that was one of the points Noddyboater was making in a very diplomatic way.
  9. I've replaced mine a couple of times over the years and no matter where I position the the nipple the grease groove doesn't line up with the nipple. I just have to accept the fact. Interestingly while on my bearing grease has always squirted out somewhere the OPs bearing is remarkably grease free. Could the problem be with the grease gun (even my trusty Wanner 315 blocks up) or the nipple. If the swan neck has to be removed I used a hefty bearing puller (not a 3 leg as the swan neck gets in the way). Removing the top bolt and washer beforehand and repeated squirts of Plusgas helps. Midland Chandlers have the bearing and casting for £17.45. As a short term measure aerosol bike chain grease might help.
  10. My thoughts too. It's normal for mine to need a screwdriver (sorry for the tool abuse) under one edge to break the seal.
  11. 73 , arthritic knees, back and maybe hip. Not fit but still going. The last year has been a series of boat issues and jobs that used to take an hour or so now take a day (at least) . Am I giving up ? NO,NO,NO. Everything is managable with thought, care and common sense.
  12. Where is the breather relative to the filler, higher or lower? If lower I would expect the level to drop as water drains out the breather. Elsewhere you have said that you're reluctant to use a dip stick for fear of dirt. Wait until you take the inspection hatch off (assuming you have one) I suspect you will be surprised. I always use water containers for my drinking water. You can pick up a waterproof endoscope with light fairly cheaply on ebay. Poke that down and have a look. Going back to the inspection hatch if you have one . I would remove that now and have a look. Nothing like the MK 1 eyeball.
  13. 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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