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Mikey B

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  • Birthday 02/11/1954

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    Fishing,Shooting and Mercedes Benz
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    Henry B
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  1. Mikey B

    Hydraulic tilt and trim. Oil leak

    I would use a set of Easy Out screws see below Bolt Extractor Set 5 Pieces _ Specialist Drill Bits & Accessories _ Screwfix.com.html Carefully drill out the existing screw using plenty of oil. Increase the dill size to almost the thread size. If the existing screw has been hardened you may need to use Cobalt drills. Wind in the extractor anticlockwise carefully with a Tap Wrench and the old screw should wind out. Failing that its an oversized hole and a re tap of the tread. Try AllFix for a 10mm Stainless Steel machine screw or a grub screw if it's a tight fit on the transom. Fiber washer behind the machine screw head should seal it ok. With patience it should be as good as new. Good luck Mikey B
  2. Mikey B

    Baiter Park Slipway Monday

    Travellers returned to Baiter Park Monday afternoon. Mett with a large police presence who did not stay long so it will be interesting to see how long the travellers stay I believe only two caravans are allowed now so time will tell. Mikey B
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    Take a look at the link below because part of the roof outlet is missing. I would ask a reputable roofing contractors to install the correct fitting. It will leak for ever and a day and cause wet rot if not corrected. https://www.marleyplumbinganddrainage.com/products/rainwater-systems/pvcu-flat-roof-outlets/ Best of luck with the repairs Mikey B
  4. 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
  5. Mikey B

    engine problem

    Hi, Try the fuel tank breather screw it may be screwed closed creating a vacuum in the fuel system. Failing that a carb clean may solve the issue sometimes the pilot jets get block if it's been standing idle. Mikey B
  6. Mikey B

    Boat Talk

    Hi All, I've been running a standard alloy prop on Henry B from new. WOT at 5000 rpm gave a top speed of about 15 knotts with the 12/14" x 9" alloy prop the boat came fitted with. Two crew and all the associated fishing paraphernalia. Changed to the prop to a Stainless Steel 10 x 5/8" x 11" and the difference is amazing. The stainless prop has a more progressive pitch. The alloy prop is much flatter in appearance. I now have a top speed of 19 knotts with a WOT of 5000 rpm with the same load. Also uses a lot less fuel which was a pleasant surprise. The motor does not sound as though its at bursting point as it did with the alloy prop. It always seemed as though I was driving around in 3rd Gear and the prop change has proved it. Mikey B
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    Safety Issue with out of date flares

    Hi All, Disposed of my out of date flares today at the Poole RNLI Gatehouse. They just required my Surname and 24hrs notice. No hassle they just locked them into a steel box outside for safe disposal. Could not be easier Mikey B
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    Hi Sparky, I had a similar problem with my out-board motor a few years ago. While in forward it suddenly raced forward without my input. It turned out to be a faulty control cable, the outer sleeve had collapsed under load due to unseen internal corrosion. This not only stopped the gears working correctly but also held the throttle open in neutral. Replaced both control cable for the more expensive stainless-steel type and to date have had no further issues. Many years ago, now I witnessed a Ford Transit diesel engine rev to destruction on the M6 due to too much oil in the sump. The engine used the excess lubrication oil as fuel regardless of the throttle openings and the driver was unable to turn the engine off. It final stopped when a con rod broke and to oil poured out onto the road. Hope it’s something simple Mikey B
  9. Mikey B

    Boat talk

    Hi All, I'm back on the water this week end after a very long lay off. Been in hospital for surgery on mans bits (not to be recommended) Well on the mend now but I have to take it easy from now on (getting old) The rectifier issue turned out to be a faulty battery. No other issues found and no corrosion of terminals etc. Replacing the battery, rectifier and some of outboard motor wiring turned out to be an expensive repair. 14.43 volts now on both batteries under load with the motor running in a test tank. Only sea trials will tell so only pottering about in thee harbour this week end. I'll let you know how it goes Mikey B
  10. Hi All, How to dispose of out of date flares? I have some out of date inshore flares to dispose of but not sure how? Any advice would be appreciated Mikey b
  11. Mikey B

    Tilt Trim

    I would check the relay first Remove wires may be two or three from the relay and connect to a car battery. Being DC polarity is not important as it should run one way or the other. If it runs it's not the brushes Mikey B
  12. Mikey B

    Heater hose

    Hi,   Try lindab in Chandlers Ford Eastleigh.   2 mayflower Close Chandlers Ford Eastleigh SO53 4AR   Tel: 02380262111   Specialist HVAC suppliers of all aspects of flexible ducting. You may need to take a piece with you though.   Worth a try   Mikey B 
  13. Mikey B

    Engine Talk

    Hello All, Our fishing trip was brought to an abrupt halt yesterday (Sunday). We set of bright and early for some fishing by Old Harry. One the way out in the main shipping channel near Brownsea Castle all the engine instruments shut down. This is odd because the motor was running fine as was the radio and navigation equipment. Not being able to see anything wrong I took the cautious approach and headed back to the slipway thinking if I stop the motor will it start again while a sea? On arrival in the shallows at Baiter Park we dropped the anchor for a better look. Turned off the ignition and on re trying everything went dead? Now unable to raise the motor we waited for the tide to drop before putting the boat back on the trailer for a better look on dry land. Back in the car park it was plain to see the rectifier had caught fire under the engine cover. See photos of the offending item when removed. The damage was confined to the rectifier although the two yellow wire look like the need to be replaced. Good job I turned around as if could have been a lot worse. I would urge members with the same motor to check the back of the rectifier from time to time. Replacement parts, wire, fuses etc £280.00inc Vat. Mikey B
  14. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/24/theresa-may-announce-uk-will-reclaim-waters-british-fishermen/ In the Telegraph today Theresa May expected to announce wihtin weeks that the UK will reclaim its waters fro British fishermen by pulling out of a deal that pre-dates the EU.......... Common sense prevails..............! Mikey B.