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homer2911

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homer2911 last won the day on November 7 2015

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  1. Thanks for all the replies gentlemen
  2. My 1991 build 40HP Lister LPWS4 engine has just been replaced by a new Canaline 42. There are two issues - I am told by the installer that, although the new engine will rev away quite happily on no load, when in gear it will not go above 1800 rpm, because the drive is over-propped. A bit puzzled, since the old engine with the same prop would happily rev way above 2000 rpm. Secondly, the accelerator cable is 'creeping back', which is said to be due to wear in my Morse control - the new engine requires the cable to pull instead of push to increase revs. Does this sound right?
  3. I've been fretting about this for years! My Lister LPWS4 engine, 1991 build, emits next to no smoke when under load, but blows light blue smoke when idling for any length of time, and clouds of it for a few minutes after being put under load again. Very embarrassing when moored in one spot for a few days, and running the engine every day for a couple of hours to charge the batteries. I had a complete top end overhaul about a year or so ago - no real change. I'm using Morris marine 10-40 oil - would any other oil help the situation? Should I consider a rebuild, given that these engines have a reputation for smoking anyway?
  4. No matter how slowly you were travelling, breaking the ice in the middle of the cut would cause the ice immediately around his moored boat to rub/knock/scrape against his boat. Nothing you could do about it, and he should have had the sense to realise that.
  5. Many thanks Tony, and others who have been helpful. We've just locked down onto the Severn, headed north, so I will try your test later, or when we're back on our Shroppie mooring in a few days time.
  6. Each alternator has its own pulley and belt, the starter battery one with its original poly-v, and the other with twin vee- belts. Not sure about ratios, and it's dark now. Thanks fellas for your input
  7. The original 70amp alternator, now entrusted solely with charging the starter, doesn't have a buzzer, and yes, increasing the revs a little does stop the buzzing and kill the light
  8. Far from a modern engine! Original 1992 Lister 40hp LPWS4. Alternator fitted about 12 yrs ago. As I said, only annoying after hard river work
  9. Thanks for your quick reply. It's the light as well as the buzzer.
  10. My second alternator - retrofitted to deal with my five leisure batteries, has always needed an extra few revs when started from cold, just to get 'excited' and kill the buzzer. Not a problem, but after pushing the engine hard on a river, knocking back the speed to tick over causes the buzzer to come on again - any ideas please?
  11. I get it - you may lack the qualifications to be an art critic, but you feel free to hold forth anyway
  12. Can we please see examples of any art produced by those posters taking the mick?
  13. After seeing their episode on the Shannon Eyre waterway, we booked a week from the same boatyard, on the same boat used in the episode. It was chucking it down when we arrived, so we accepted their offer of a similar broadbeam with a metal canopy over the cruiser stern. A delightful experience on stunning waterways
  14. We've used it a couple of times
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