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  1. Well strange, back to the boat for a couple of weeks sailing, out for one day and still that annoying noise. Then I replaced stern gland packing….not a noise since! This is first time I ever changed packing, I removed two untouched rings from the gland, but there was not a sign of any debris for the one at the business end, is that usual? I put three new rings of packing in. Could that noise have been from stern gland? I’m very confused.
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vulcan-Seals-Gland-Packing-Extractor-C-Type-Size-1-1-8-to-5-1-/114686525573?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 made for the job
  3. It’s something like that but mine is quiet in deeper water, not a sound on the Thames, only happens in shallower canals.
  4. Think that maybe sound advice, value it, tx
  5. Been suggested that I change the 3 blade prop for a 4 blade, bit more expensive but may stop turbulence….any views please?
  6. It’s not a vibration sound, 99% sure it’s turbulence or cavitation
  7. Understand, so 1cm about right? Useful Tx, so are you saying the anti cavitation plate should fit level with the step around the weedhatch, accepting that it will be a smaller size than the hole so not forming a seal?
  8. There is a 1cm gap between the bottom plate and the “step” in the boat body, should the plate sit on that ledge?
  9. The base plate of the weedhatch cover seems to sit above the step in the boat body, should it fit snuggly to the body? After vacuum broken sound is still there, should the bottom plate of the weedhatch cover fit snugly to the body? Am sure it does not
  10. Telling me something I hadn’t grasped. So the rope is to ensure the weedhatch cover doesn’t vibrate against any of the other metal of the boat? So why would it not vibrate in deeper water?
  11. Can’t wind it that way as their a down plate going that way
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