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About Rivelin

  • Birthday 09/15/1959

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    River Lark

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  1. When I was a kid, my Dad always said "pitch fully fine, 49/50" before we set off in the car (he was in the RAF) - maybe this is where it all came from? 😋
  2. Spot on with your rpm estimates! Probably nearer too 1400 for cruising, so maybe I just need to get better soundproofing / silencer. The prop is 440mm according to the pre-purchase survey.
  3. Hi all, I'm keen on having my engine run at lower revs so it's quieter so if possible would like to increase the propeller pitch. Are there any prop experts that might hazard a guess to the pitch in the attached photo? fyi the engine is a 33bhp Vetus M4.15, which is based on a 1.5L Mitsubishi engine, driving a 38ft narrowboat. Thanks in advance. Nick
  4. Thanks all - fairly unanimous recommendations that converting would be a very bad idea!
  5. Thanks TD I quite like the idea of having a separate throttle control / gear lever - I know some trad boats have setup - what's the thinking on doing this conversion on a more recent boat / engine?
  6. Hi all, I've got a Vetus M4.15 with a Technodrive TMC60P gearbox. Everything works well except it's a bit difficult to find neutral. It clicks when I go into neutral, but it isn't very loud or definite. Would new cables help, or is this a typical characteristic of this engine / gearbox? Thanks
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toggle-Flick-Switch-Momentary-Metal-On-Off-On-Spring-Waterproof-Cover-car-dash-/130873081407 I used one of these - it returns to centre (off) on it's own. The waterproof rubber cover slips off if you don't need it.
  8. You're right there Matty - I held back because I thought there might be condensation to deal with. Double d'oh!
  9. 1st of May I started preparing my boat for painting. It's rained ever since. It's now more rusty than it was before I started. D'oh
  10. We've got a Boatman too and very pleased with it (and delivered personallly with useful tips from Eddie). I wouldn't have a coloured finish though.
  11. There's lots of short rage on this forum
  12. I got 3/4 inch BSP to 22mm compression adaptors which screw into the brass fittings in the tanks. The front tank fills from the top (drilled to take the filler), and feeds to the back tank via the 22mm pipe, then a 22mm to 15mm tee allows a 15mm pipe to take water from both tanks through the bulkhead to the pump. If you can fit any raised breathers in the deck I would recommend this to reduce condensation on the inside of what was the old tank.
  13. Yes, I unscrew the lids so I can grab hold of the lip, and lift them out.
  14. The inside is treated, but if need be I can easily disconnect the compression fittings, pop the tanks out and clean / repaint.
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