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  3. I can understant greasing over and around the clamp after it's fitted but not between post and clamp, just can't see the point, just a waste of vasalene or grease.
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  5. I'm inclined to agree with Black Rose. On a few occasions during my 50 years in my garage and mobile mechanicing I was called out to cars that wouldn't start after the owner had Vasalene'd the posts and bunged the clamps back on over them. Trust a Trader.com.
  6. That's what I do with my 25 year old 365, About 1/4 pint in a cup does mine. I got fed up with fixing it.
  7. Sounds like you need a collapsable one like Tommy Coopers majic wand. A biff and it droops down.
  8. Harborough Marine used them in their boats years ago. Although Solid mounted Lister SR2 and 3 engines and were really there to halt noise transmission. They were very good.
  9. The drive line with universal flex like Aquadrives are not even fitted to most very expensive premium build mainlt cruiser stern narrow boats, your new boat probablt hasn't. In the past I've had to renew many badly worn stern tube bearings and shafts because of engine misalighnment, sinking engine mounts and even when the engine have been in alignment.
  10. The modern way of mounting engine and transmission in most narrowboats is horrid. Shoved right up the back as far as possible to give as much cabin space as possible, with no room for decent proper marine flexible universally jointed drive with thrust bearing to allow the engine to move at will and not be restrained by Poxy centaflex units and the like that don't do much.
  11. The extra special self undoing Mungle Knot.
  12. Don't tap threads with a drill unless your an absolute expert. Tap by hand tap.
  13. Not that many windows but hundreds of cylinder heads, same difference.
  14. As I mentioned earlier in this thread. For even pressure on the frame, pull up the rivets little by little by releasing the tool levers and removing to pull up another rivet a little, ''opposites'' until they snap off. Similar to tightening engine cylinder heads, bit by bit.
  15. All my windows, portholes, roof vents and prism are set on cheep clear silicone and pop riveted and nothing has leaked since it was all done in 1997. One gently pull pop rivets by giving gentle pulls, releasing, and re engaging the tool travelling around for even pull ups until they snap off.
  16. If you use an oven to bake pop a few in it at the same time. I sometimes do it.
  17. ''Casting off''. You were knitting instead of seeing to the water?😃
  18. Boats don't need a strong solution of antifreeze, they don't have the freezing wind blowing through them like a vehicles radiator does which can freeze before the thermostat opens. About 15 to 20 percent would be fine. And buy the concentrated kind to mix yourself with distilled water. The ready mixed stuff might have been brewed in Peckham at Nelson Mandela House with tap water. Use distilled or deiron ized water in the system.
  19. Emerging from top of a lock gates with lots of debris collected there you need to get speed up in the lock and coast through in neutral until clear of it using the rudder for some way often, and weed and debris elswhere too especially on rivers with a current running, unless you want a busted prop, dislodged rudder or lots of weed box visits to clear the prop unless you like all that then power through it all. I'll stick with my large plate rudder.
  20. The Waverley was moored on the Thames embankment for a while. In the early 1980's I nearly went on a cruise on it with Hastings Lil. It was doing round the coast cruises. We waited on Hastings pier for it but because of a strong swell in the channel it couldn't get alongside, bumped the pier a couple of times then steamed away. We went to the pub instead. ,
  21. It seems to be more of a problem in America probably cos they travel longer distances. Yes the 1 litre 3 cyl engine is the biggest problem. An engine of about 80hp boosted to about 120hp with a turbo. Fitted in quite big cars. Focus, Ecosport ect. Those little engines must be quite heavily stressed.
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