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  1. 5 points
    Mikey B

    Engine Talk

    Hi All, I have recently had an issue with my Yamaha F30 Power trim and tilt system. When I left the motor in the raised position over a period of time the motor would very slowly return to the down position. I could trim the motor out ok but slowly it would return to the lowest trim position on its own. On inspection I found no trace of water in the oil (which is great news) so I suspected a failed O ring or a faulty valve assembly. It turned out to be as I suspected one of the seals had failed in one of the shuttle valves. With the motor in the fully raised position and locked place with the trailer lock pin I removed the shuttle valve see picture No 1 a small amount of hydraulic fluid leaked out when the assembly was removed. The shuttle valve consists of two parts. The valve assembly and the shuttle piston see picture No 2 When I dismantled the valve assembly it was easy to see which seal had failed. This tiny O ring (on the end small brass part next to the spring in the photo) is not available as a single item from Yamaha so I had to buy the complete valve assembly. Straightforward replacement of both components and a top up of the hydraulic fluid. Be sure to keep the new component spotlessly clean. Fully Raised and Lowered the motor several time checked the oil level and hey presto no more trim issues. Motor stayed in the fully raised position over night and had not moved an inch. Parts from BHG Marine cost £108inc P+P Hydraulic Oil (Dextron II ) £10 from Halfords. Hollow ground wide screwdriver bit set £15 from Machine Mart. This is a relatively easy DIY fix and will save a huge bill at the main dealers. I was quoted £210.00 just to have a look at the pump with additional parts and labour extra? Mikey B
  2. 3 points
    Neal

    Bass Competition

    From the 1st October we can Legally retain 1 Bass per person per day We therefore agreed at the October club meeting to proceed with the annual Bass Competition - although for this year in a different format The winner of this years Bass competition will be the individual that catches the largest Bass during the month of October. Where possible please include a picture of the fish - if you can't post it, please forward it to a club member that can. No need to register your intention to fish this competition before hand. Good luck everyone and let's hope the weather allows us all to go out and catch a few!
  3. 2 points
    Maverick

    Indicators

    How did you find the switches?
  4. 2 points
    Rob

    Engine Talk

    Top fixing! Yamaha can be so expensive! I have found many of the OB parts are used in motorbikes, so with the part number to hand I call Cresent Yamaha in Charminster and often they are cheaper! Got all my carb service parts from there. R
  5. 2 points
    Tarlach.

    Guido

    A virile, middle-aged, Italian guy named Guido was relaxing at his favourite bar in Rome when he managed to attract a spectacular young blonde. Things progressed to the point where he invited her back to his apartment. After a while they retired to his bedroom where he 'rattled' her in spectacular fashion. After a smoke and brief interlude he asked with a smile, "So, you finish? She paused for a second, frowned, and replied, "No." Surprised, Guido reached for her again, and the rattling resumed. This time she thrashed about wildly amid screams of passion. Finally, Guido comes to a halt. He smiles and asks, "You finish?" Once again, after a short pause, she returns his smile, cuddles closer to him and softly says, "No." Stunned, but damned if he was going to leave this woman unsatisfied, Guido, mustering all his strength and recuperative powers, cranks up for one final burst. In a wild, monumentally frenetic climax they end together, screaming, snorting, bucking, and ripping at the bed sheets. Absolutely and completely buggered, Guido falls onto his back, gasping for air. Barely able to turn his head, he looks into her eyes, smiles proudly and asked again, "You finish?" Barely able to speak, the blond whispers in his ear, "No, I'm Norwegian! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point
    gjb

    Uptide rig

    UPTIDE FISHING this was developed for fishing in waters up to 100 feet deep , so as the name say's cast away and uptide of the boat with a 6 to 8 ounce lead with quite long wire grips on play the line out when lead hit the sea bed do not keep pulling to see if it is holding but let the line keep flowing out until a bow of line is formed from your rod down tide and back up to the lead when a bite is seen do not strike but reel in quickly until the fish can be felt then play as per norm
  7. 1 point
    Maverick

    Indicators

  8. 1 point
    Brian

    Indicators

  9. 1 point
    sparky

    Indicators

    He certainly didn't fit the one's on my BMW ...........they all work!
  10. 1 point
    gjb

    rod

    Got myself a new slow jig rod from north Africa when on my hols it has line rings that start off as norm for multiplier then they go around the rod so they are fishing the other side never seeen any thing like it but will give it a go graham
  11. 1 point
    i'm in!

    rod

    Ark at Eeeeeeee Jerry and that bloody ELC rod 😁😁💨🎣
  12. 1 point
    PLD

    rod

    Think you’ll find these are “Acid (or spiral) Wrapped” rods. Fairly common in the states. Specifically for use with multipliers. http://www.acidrod.com/acidrods.html peter
  13. 1 point
    jerry.shutter

    rod

    Hi Graham, yes that’s quite common with the slow jigging high end Japanese rods I have looked at,I add looked at as they were in the £600+ bracket!!!!!!! some good you tube footage on them👍👍
  14. 1 point
    Mal Thomas

    VHF Training

    I spoke with the trainers today and they should post some courses on our site today. Please contact them directly and book your place. Once completed the club will give you an additional discount, see Brian at the next club meet or apply by post.
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