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swift1894

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  1. Has anyone tried the YUASA version of the Trojan T105?
  2. My Trojans are on their last legs. I've ordered some more. Meanwhile my battery charger won't start to charge unless I put the kettle on! Anyone know why?
  3. He's been in touch with Deutz. New oil cooler probably. Engineer coming to check tomorrow.
  4. My friend just found oil in the cooling system header tank. Any advice please
  5. I’m trying to suss out how those winches are connected to the tubular spud legs?
  6. Thoughts on a 230 volt motor to power the cable to lift a spud leg, as opposed to a 12 volt motor to avoid voltage drop?
  7. Shortboat Nidd https://www.apolloduck.eu/boat/barges-peniche/649694#map
  8. Someone told me that all the hire boats on the Canal du Midi (and there are hundreds) discharge straight into the canal. Doesn’t seem to cause any problems.
  9. Great stuff. glad you’ve cleared that up for me.?
  10. It’s an inboard marine Genny so no need for an I G then.
  11. I never plug into a landline as I have a Genny and solar panels. Do I need a galvanic isolator?
  12. Is it true that surveyors no longer need to grind off hull coating to get down to bare metal, in order to carry out hull thickness?
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  15. Just wondered if some chooses to “Drawdown” their pension but takes less than £11,850 (personal Allowance) per year, is that all tax free, because I know that if they choose an annuity, only 25% is a tax free lump sum and the monthly payment is taxable?
  16. My manual is No 56 (August 1954) I don’t have any electrics running off the engine, apart from the alternator so maybe the 100 Ah battery would be OK.
  17. I’m still hand starting, but just read my Gardner oil engine manual and it states “4, 5 and 6LW ..........148 ampere-hours at 10 hour rate” (100 ampere-hours is for the 2 and 3LWs)
  18. No I’m not. But if the first cylinder doesn’t fire up, then the second one doesn’t etc, then the momentum of the flywheel is stopped and it becomes impossible to turn the handle further, whereas the JP4 allowed the operator to continue turning the handle, as only 1 cylinder would be under compression.
  19. My point was that with the JP4 you are only “fighting” against 1 of the 4 cylinders which suddenly comes under full compression, as each cylinder has its own lever, whereas with the 4LW all 4 cylinders come under compression at once, so it the engine doesn’t fire up immediately you can’t continue to turn the handle.
  20. Yeah I see what you mean. All 4 cylinders would come under compresssion at once but only 2 would fire up. So the same amount of Kickback at the handle if it didn’t fire up. But with the JP4, you’d only have initial compression resistance with 1 cylinder, then 2, then 3 then all 4, right?
  21. My old Lister JP4 had 4 separate decompressers, which you flicked down one at a time when starting. My 4LW has one lever for all 4 decompressers so I wondered, if I isolated 2 cylinders by locking down 2 fuel pump levers, it would be easier to start by hand by reducing the total, initial resistance. If so, which would be the best 2 cylinders to start on. Or is this not a good idea?
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