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Colin Brendan

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  1. Hi Tony, The problem is the engine dials/control box has been installed to close above the filter housing so there isn't enough room to fully extract the bolt out of the top of the filter housing. I'll try and get a photo. It sounds like you think PTFE tape (yellow one?) would be more effective than hylomar. Can I actually use PTFE tape as a long-term solution? Applying a fresh load each time? Or is that asking for trouble? Thanks, Colin
  2. Thanks TheBiscuits. Looks like it's going to be annoying to move, so I would prefer to think it over and find a better way of locating it. In the meantime is Hylomar a bad idea then (if it doesn't seal)?
  3. Hi All. I have a badly installed fuel filter (old school element type) with not enough space to fully extract the centre bottle. I can replace the element fine, but I can't fully extract the centre bolt to replace the copper washer at the top. So far it has sealed ok and I haven't needed to replace it. Eventually I will reposition the fuel filter, but in the meantime if it doesn't seal is it ok to smear it in some Hylomar blue or similar? Any help on this is much appreciated
  4. It's on a Greaves 2ydm oil filter housing. The bolt that goes through the housing has a rubber seal between the bolt head and the top of the filter housing that is falling appart. Problem is there's a really useful oil pipe in the way to stop you removing the bolt completely and replacing the rubber washer. Maybe i can squeeze a new washer over the bolt head if they are streatchy enough?
  5. I have an oil filter with a very old tattered rubber 'o' ring seal on the centre bolt. Problem is completely removing the bolt will be a nightmate (half the engine is in the way!). Is there some kind of liquid gasket or other clever contraption i can use without entirely removing the bolt? (I also have a fuel filter with the same problem)
  6. Has anyone tried firefox stoves? Perhaps the 5 cleanburn? Or even Parkray - Aspect 4 compact?
  7. So i am now contemplating a steel stove. Needs to be 4.5-5kw. Preferably defra approved/exempt. Any recomendations? If not i may end up getting another squirrel. Thanks for the replys btw. Very useful.
  8. Hi, Our morso squirrel is 21 years old and has a hairline crack on the back plate(plus another crack on the back plate I've just discovered. Does it make sense to replace the back plate or buy a new stove? I don't know how seized up the bolts are inside I'm afraid, but the boat has almost always been lived on as far as i know, so just looking for general opinions. Thanks, Colin
  9. Hi, I need to replace a v belt that i cant get to because its behind other v belts and i've been told you can sneak one on by rolling one side of the new v belt between the pulley and obstructing v belts. Is this a bad idea? Btw never changed a v belt before so looking for a simple foolproof solution if possible. Thanks, Colin
  10. I have a midboat David Brown m200 gearbox (on a Greaves 2ydm). Does anyone have any experience of installing gear controls for these? If so how did you do it? Is this particularly long travel/heavy gearbox, or are the difficulties I'll encounter with installing a gear linkage for this pretty much the same as any other mechanical gearbox? Thanks in advance for any help. Colin
  11. I have a midboat David Brown m200 gearbox (on a Greaves 2ydm). Does anyone have any experience of installing gear controls for these? If so how did you do it? Is this particularly long travel/heavy gearbox, or are the difficulties I'll encounter with installing a gear linkage for this pretty much the same as any other mechanical gearbox? Thanks in advance for any help. Colin
  12. Phil Lizius of Longboat Engineering is also fairly knowedgeable about these. Esp. The Greaves ones.
  13. Just out of interest, what would you estimate this to cost? It needs to run through the boatsmans cabin to the engine room. I know its difficult to say without further details, but what would your guess be? Each guess is much appreciated. Thanks, Colin
  14. Cheers Chris. That's exactly what I thought! I've contacted him - just waiting for a reply. Any other recommendations in the meantime? Thanks Colin
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