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Colin Brendan

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  1. 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)
  2. Has anyone tried firefox stoves? Perhaps the 5 cleanburn? Or even Parkray - Aspect 4 compact?
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Phil Lizius of Longboat Engineering is also fairly knowedgeable about these. Esp. The Greaves ones.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Hi, Thanks chris. Ralph and Tom are the other side of london and dont travel, so not ideal. Could get over to watford but I'd have to find someone willing to sit in the engine room and change gears with a very short lever. Any other recommendations, particularly people willing to travel or based in east london? Thanks, Colin
  12. Hi, Any recomendations for someone in the london area to construct a push pull gear rod system for a mid boat engine. Ideally I'm looking for someone who has done this before. Thanks. Colin
  13. Anyone got experience of Jabsco's fairly expensive par-max 4 water pumps? Mines got a leak - are they easily serviceable or is it best not to fool around and just replace it? If anyone knows what the leak is likely to be even better.
  14. Hi Arthur, Would this be different if it was a 24v alternator, i.e. would it still be able to do 35-50amps? Thanks, Colin
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