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serenility

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About serenility

  • Birthday 05/15/1946

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  • Location
    Wallingford

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    retired
  • Boat Name
    serenity
  • Boat Location
    ivinghoe

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  1. The type of agglomerator depicted in the photograph has its top fixed to the boat. next part down is a replaceable filter and below it is the 'metal cup' with the drain for letting out any accumulated water. The filter can arrives with a collection of seals.From the top, there is a small O ring that goes beneath the head of the centre bolt. On the underside of the top there is another O ring approx 1 inch or so in diameter which needs to be pushed up into the groove having first removed the old one. You need to feel for this as you can't see it unless you stand on your head in the engine 'ole! Next is a large square section rubber ring the same diameter as the top of the filter can. This fits into a groove in the top. There is another large diameter rubber ring around the bottom of the can. It is important to remember to change all of these seals and to make sure they fit properly into their respective grooves or a bilge full of diesel will ensue.
  2. I want to run a couple of electric toothbrush chargers on the boat. I bought a 150w inverter from Maplins as I thought this would be a lot less damaging to my batteries for the length of time it would need to be on. Unfortunately it blew the first charger I connected and I'm fairly sure it was caused by it being modified sine wave. Does anyone know whether the Xcell inverter is pure or modified sine wave,as I don't want to risk blowing another charger to find out. It has a very heavy toroidal transformer in it which I have a vague recollection of being told that this means it is pure sine wave Drift gate are long gone so I can't ask them. Any help gratefully received.
  3. Thank you, it hadn't occurred to me that he might still be active!
  4. The good ship 'Serenity' is a Pat Buckle ex Ownerships, built 1994. The mattress on the fixed double is still going strong, and we both agree it is one of the most comfortable we have ever slept on. We would like to obtain an exact copy for home. Does anyone know who Mr Buckle would have used to make it? If I can get the answer to this and the company is still in business I shall probably go out and buy a lottery ticket!
  5. Just found this on a yanmar press release. 1959 Released the world's smallest air-cooled diesel engine A2 and A3 models 2-3 hp. So I guess its only 2HP!
  6. My converter gives 6.7HP as 4.996189Kw which is within a gnat's wotsit of 5Kw!
  7. Fraid not. Has anyone seen a genset like this?
  8. Thank you for all your help. I should have mentioned that the terminals on the side are indeed for battery charging, but also on the second photo you can just see sticking out on the right hand side a button (it's just like the foot dimmer switch on old cars) which when you press it turns the gen into a starter motor. Very Handy! This side photo shows an ammeter with charge and discharge but it seems to be affected by the AC load! I agree that it is probably rated at 1500 kva but this afternoon I plugged a 3KW kettle into it and it boiled it with no drama. Nice carpet Eh! Is 6.7HP too outrageous a figure for the engine, it would equate to 5Kw?
  9. I have a single cylinder diesel generator with a Yanmar A2 engine which I am assuming makes it quite old. The specification plate attached to the generator has suffered over the years, and only the values are legible as they are stamped in whereas the parameters they represent are now illegible. I can make a reasonable guess at some of the figures, but I wonder if anyone can help with them all. The set was made by a firm in Ipswich but I cannot remember what their name was. A photo of the plate is at: and a photo of the genny is here: Cheers Ian
  10. When it was moored in Harefield marina the owner was the publican of a pub in Chipperfield Herts.
  11. Canalplan will do it for you in the journey planner. in preferences just tick 'show cumulative data'
  12. From the blurb, it sounds like it is electrically two separate 1Kw inverters which could pose a problem if you want to run one 2Kw load. 'course I may be completely wrong.
  13. There is a pumpout boat I have seen on several occasions around the Marsworth area, does anyone have a phone number for him please as I will soon have need of his services!
  14. We recently had serenity's sides and bottom grit blasted, metal sprayed and epoxy'd at debdale. I could never see the point of having the bottom plate done,but was persuaded, despite it more than doubling the cost to have it done by this argument: After 20 years in the water there will be pits. the deepest pit which eventually goes right through is the one that sinks the boat. Grit blasting cleans the rust out of all the pits and the metal spraying and epoxy gets right into the pits. Yes, as soon as you run aground, then some of the coatings are worn off exposing the steel to rusting, but not from the old pits. You are therefore virtually starting again in the 'fastest pit to the finish race' Discuss!
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