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    Bugsworth
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  1. This is the chaps email who runs the forum [email protected] very helpfull
  2. The idle speed seems to be as low as I am going to get it Sam it goes in gear without any clunks or rattles which on internet searches seems to be a known problem with these box also some searching on the internet say that you set them at 800rpm in gear they sell kits to make it a soft change which look like little water accumulators which act as a delay when going in gear. It is a 100% improvement wish I had done this when I bought the boat.
  3. Just an update to removing system off my boat. I have now managed to remove the system off the boat after the helpful comments off the forum and a phone call with someone boater Sam recommended. The trolling valve came straight off looping the pipe back to the gearbox only thing needed was a blanking plug for an oil return pipe at the gearbox. A bracket was made to connect the throttle to the pump and with a little bit of fiddling the boat now idles at 800rpm and will rev to 1,700 rpm. The wiring seems to have been aftermarket fitment to the beta build and the loom for the trolling valve came out easily once the feed wire was removed. I have had the boat five years and on driving it without the trolling valve it steers and drives so much better. With the trolling valve fitted you had to run the boat at 1,500 rpm now just above idle is three mph. There is a different controller for without trolling valve on the gearbox but if seems fine on the one fitted at the moment also when I get the number off the prop crowthers have said they will advise over the prop, as I was warned that it might struggle or be over propped.
  4. Always helpful nothing but praise for them
  5. I have used bar keepers on some black spots which on removal of the vanish were very bad on a vertical surface. Mixed it to a paste left it on for a couple of hours and have a 100% success. Thanks to the recommendations of barkeepers on here.
  6. If the picture is of the gearbox connection moving the trunnion into other hole if it will fit should give a little more movement into gear?
  7. I would say it would be a lift on flat bed and move about 100 feet and drop boat off there a crane would be able to do it I guess in a lift swing round and then drop,but I am thinking that the Hiab would be much cheaper?
  8. Hi Sam they have a slipway but no crane you have to provide your own crane or Hiab there but thanks anyway
  9. Can anyone recommend a company to lift a boat out of the water and onto a hard standing at the Macclesfield canal near high lane the boat is 23foot and less than 3000pounds weight? Was thinking it only needs a Hiab
  10. Thanks for the reply Eeyore that helps I have also a message which after a telephone call has made me believe its possible to convert back to a normal set up
  11. Sorry Mike about opening grammar but just wanted to get all the detail of the system on paper for those who have not heard of the system, the boat when new was sold as a gassless boat all singing electrics. Guess what it has a bubble stove with a large bore 28mm loop pipe for heating with no pump on it, when we bought the boat that was the one item we believed we would have trouble with and would be removing it’s been the best thing ever very cheap to run no mess. So if I can get this boat back to normal set up I will be very happy. As for Beta filled in the form for parts with the numbers they require to identify the unit received an email saying they have received it then nothing. I have had good service from Beta from there technical team in the passed but everything is very slow without you chasing them.
  12. I have a beta marine engine with a prop gen.the generator was powered by the crank pulley via a shaft and was famed for the pulley becoming loose and damaging the crank shaft. I have removed the generator and the shaft drive. I am now left with an engine which is controlled by an exspensive relay which operates a solenoid valve which operates on the deisel pump lever to run at 1000rpm or 1500rpm only.the prm 500 gearbox has a trolling feathering device which has a potentiometer controlled by the cable which would normally be connected to the diesel pump lever to control the throttle the feathering device controls the speed of the propshaft from zero the 750rpm.would anyone know how to and if possible or has anyone already taken off the the trolling feather system and converted the throttle to run off the cable like a normal boat.I will contact Beta if need be for there advice but have been already waiting weeks for a return email regarding parts
  13. Thanks for your reply I was thinking on giving the boat a good run to see what the indicator settles at or removiving filter and running it which should send it over to green to show it’s working.i have been looking at modern filters but as filters in pressure line it’s a 500 prm box runs at 23 bars I believe so most spin on ones are 10bar.i agree with the oil as it runs on engine oil it’s thick
  14. I have just got round to removing the filter bowl and the only markings is UCC 3.5i have carefully washed the filter and changed the box oil with the same oil I always do.i have ran the boat in gear for a while and the indicator is slightly in the red yet the filter seemed quite clean still trying to get a filter now I have seen it best price so far 150 pounds.I suspect the gauge is faulty on the unit and wonder if to buy a complete unit as they seem to be not much more expensive.to test the gauge I wonder if leaving the filter out and running the box would send the gauge back into the green?as a test of the filter being blocked.any thoughts or ideas
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