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Tony Brooks

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  1. Directional log-periodic on a pole plus a sub £20 signal finder. Probably b=get the lot for £30 or so
  2. Typical lift pump test. Take both the inlet and outlet pipe off. Thumb over the out let port and pump priming lever. It should hold pressure for abut 30 seconds or more. Ditto over the inlet, but this time it should hold vacuum. If this is the disk type pump, then they do clog the valves. I have cleaned they with care. Take the pump off and put witness marks on the base, body and cover so you get them all back correctly aligned. Then undo the six screws and take apart so you can see the valves and what is clogging them. When reassembling (ensure everything is lined up) just nip the screws, so the diaphragm can still move a little and use the priming lever to pull the diaphragm down while you tighten it.
  3. They are typically screwed upwards from inside into the wooden handrail. If, and it's a big if, the handrail wood is in good condition so it holds screws you may find taking the rail off, sealing and refitting would do the trick but I think I would make gaskets from closed cell neoprene foam, you can get self-adhesive. I fear you may find the wood of the roof itself has rotted around the screw holes where it has been constantly wet. In that case, you might be able to bodge it by fitting wooden pads on the ceiling to spread the load over the non-rotten areas and use longer screws.
  4. I suspect the "condensation" from flying saucer vents is, in fact, water overtopping the outer lip when the drain dings in the outer cover become blocked.
  5. I read that as being for the hull only. More investigation needed.
  6. I suspect its a home fitted job and maybe does not have the paperwork to satisfy brokers, so the owner wants shot. That might explain the price. And if so, a marinised secondary Kubota industrial engine may well be a money saving thing. I would not take the Beta as necessarily being true.
  7. Mmmm, £45,000 for a 2 to 3 year old boat in apparent fair condition and no possibility of seeing vendor reputation. Be wry, very wary.
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  13. I think that was because Seagulls, or at least mine, used plain main bearings that need more lubrication than roller or ball bearings.
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