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  1. It was Rad/skin tank cooled the new engine will be raw water cooled. The containers are full of the Bilge rain water mixed with coolant. The bow drains underfloor to the stern and the mixture had to be containered all future bilge water should be clean to pump over the side 😎
  2. Ahhhhh Better Hold onto the 10 Bilge Water Containers for a few days then 😎
  3. Thanks everyone. This photo is quite a few weeks old and everything has now been cleaned up 😎
  4. Hi we have reached that stage where we removed all the cooling system etc and are left with our BMC 1500 ready to come out but currently it is still connected to the prop shaft. The boatyard has said they can crane out the engine but prefer to do this whilst the narrowboat is still in the water are there any tips or suggestions for removing the prop shaft from the gearbox without letting in a load of water. The prop does seem to be held in place with a sort of collar as shown in the picture and the shaft is now much cleaner TIA
  5. Having some problems with our aging BMC 1500 which we are planning to replace following lift out at Hyline Yachting on the slough arm. We are currently on the Grand Union near Bulls Bridge. Does anyone know of any towing service or someone that may be able to give us a hand so we can get there before the 24th ready for the lift out
  6. So the smaller 5kw versions would be okay just caught a bit on Youtube and they include Narrowboats in their description
  7. Well it looks like we might be replacing our Narrowboat stove and saw these Clarke Barrell Multi-Fuel Stoves on Machine Mart quite like the look of this one as its a slimmer profile than our existing https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-barrel-ii-8kw-cast-iron-wood-burning-st/?da=1&TC=GS-090310301&&gclid=CjwKCAjw4MP5BRBtEiwASfwALw_bz4IoYptL29CWuPh16ajo0-gjA3_LwYTfBA6R6xGfEBsmGFl1CBoCxuMQAvD_BwE Has anyone put one on a narrowboat and is there any reason you couldn't
  8. I think we were thinking it has some sort of impeller rather than diaphragm
  9. Thanks everyone. How offem does the Gulper need to be cleaned as opposed to how often does the shower sump need to be cleaned.
  10. Following on from another post regarding shower sump trays. I have now discovered in all the boxes of bits left behind by the previous owner a Whale Gulper Pump 220. Others mentioned that its better to do away with the Sump Tray and just attach the shower Gulper to the bottom of the shower tray and then over the side via a skin fitting. Now I know that sounds simple enough but can someone explain the set up as by co owner does not understand (coming from sailboats) how you don't need a sump of any kind!!!! Regards
  11. Tbf didn't know these existed whats the link please
  12. I looking for more information on the manufacturer of our narrowboat from anyone who might recognise the design. From other posts I have heard it may have been from Sowerby Bridge. The distinctive gas lockers at the back seen to be the most distinguishing feature. The roof itself has been rebuilt of epoxied marine ply over a steel frame so probably different from the original. The bow drains under the floor to the stern. If anyone can help with her history and origin it would be very much appreciated 😎
  13. She does have quite a high bow. The top has been rebuilt in epoxied wood over a steel frame so probably looks a little different but thanks its a great help 😎
  14. Yep the gear box which was remov3d in the top picture but we do have it 😎
  15. As the OP The issue with this system and overheating seems to be that it was loosing water and coolant from a poorly attached hose the black one over the top of the engine The fan mentioned comes on when the engine gets hot to cool the engine and it does work. The system will be available at the end of August as we are swapping out our engine. Here is another picture of it
  16. We are going to cut an access hatch behind removable Companionway steps for that very reason 😎 Yes indeed gearbox was detached for transport but we do have it
  17. I don't mean the vetus raw water strainer but some suggest on another thread the actual inlet can get blocked on the outside via plastic bags crap etc meaning they have to go in the water or at least find a method of clearing it
  18. So upon reading about how raw water intakes get blocked up meaning a trip into the canal. Is there any reason that the intake could not be mounted near the weed hatch or at least with touching distance so if something was to catch/block the inlet hole a reach around via the weed hatch would be a much more civilised way of clearing the debris ????
  19. Interesting that you mention Teddesley boats as Although my boat is of an unknown to me make I have had people suggest it was a Teddesley due to the rear mounted gas lockers Have they not shut down due to illness I followed another link earlier from another thread
  20. We are more than happy to keep it indirect raw water but have heard bad things about weed and silt if anyone can shed light on this or any solutions to prevent problems
  21. If anyone can shed better light on the idea of drawing water from the canal then please feel free as this was our original option idea (as said being sailors this is am quite common on saltwater boats) but some seem to think it's a bad idea with reports of inlets clogging up within 90 seconds through silt and weed build up.
  22. We are hearing mixed advice on this. It's something we are used to both coming from sea and sailing where saltwater corrosion is the biggest issue but we are hearing nasty things about silt and weed being too much of a problem on the canals
  23. We have had issues with our original BMC 1500 since buying our 48ft cruiser stern project boat with overheating, smoky and noisy, fluid leaks & general reliabillity issues. And has to be said what seems like an overly complicated system with a large car type fan radiator and two skin tanks one either side on each swim she also has two fuel tanks one each side but with only one filler cap. I understand she was previously an ex hire boat We have recently obtained a Heat Exchanger Raw Water cooled BMC 1800 which was refurbished on a millitary seargeants budget with resources availavailble Which we plan to fit when we get into the marina at the end of August after a total clean and refurb of the engine bay. Ideally we would like to convert to skin tank cooling as drawing water from the canal is not reccomended What are the nessacary steps to convert to skin tank cooling. Any advice much appreciated The BMC 1800 recently aqquired for £1000 in a nice millitary green 😎
  24. I purchased a Seaflo shower tray to gp under our shower inbetween the ribs in the baseplate but have recently watched a you tube vid EdsBoat where he was told this was not reccomended and to just use a Whale Gulper Pump connected to the shower waste and then to a skin fitting???? What's best does the lidded SeaFlo trap have any drawbacks over the Gulper???
  25. Any options as to tank builders you'd reccomend ????
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