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Mikey B

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Mikey B last won the day on March 25 2017

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About Mikey B

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    Cod Hauler
  • Birthday 02/11/1954

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    Fishing,Shooting and Mercedes Benz
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    Henry B
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Boat Talk

    Hi all, I'm about to start an MNEA 2000 installation in my boat. Simrad Go7 and Icom M506 AIS both MNEA 2000. I know the Back Bone will require a power supply on a centre branch and that a terminator should be fitted at each end of the group. Can I use a 4 way connector block but leave one connection free for future use? Any advice would be appreciated. Mikey B
  5. Boat Talk

    Hi, Before I take the plunge and buy an AIS setup. How many club boats actually have AIS ? Mikey B
  6. Electronics Update

    Hi, Before I take the plunge and buy an AIS setup. How many club boats actually have AIS ? Mikey B
  7. Electronics Update

    Thanks for the response. Which cartography is best for the Poole bay and Salcombe areas. Navionics or C map I will need a chart to cover both areas. Mikey B
  8. Electronics Update

    Hello All, Henry B is due an update with regards to the plotter etc. All of which is now over 12 yrs old. Still works ok but now out of date. Looking at a Simrad Go7 with a free chart and an Icom IC-M506 AIS both of which are MNEA 2000. I know the Icom is a bit expensive but you only retire once so it's now or never. AIS is new to me so any advice on this would be appreciated. Mikey B
  9. Thanks guys for the birthday gettings. Ive not been well since October but hopefuly the operation at the end of this moth will sort it out. I hope to attend the next club meeting. Regards Mikey B
  10. new toys

    Hi Dan, Check out the link below. http://www.videomaker.com You should find the answer you are looking for on the forum. Also a few articles on the Go Pro. With regards to the editing software try Power Director Suite, all the facilities you are ever likely to need including all the raw file conversions etc. You need to convert the raw files to MP4,AVI or WMV. the software will give you all the options including the ability to upload your video movies to YouTube. Mikey B
  11. 2 stroke oil ...........

    http://www.thewp-group.co.uk/contact_the_wp_group.html Try giving John Rushmer a call Tel: 02380013112. I recently purchased 20ltrs (Minimum order) Mobil 1 10W40 @ £3.80 per ltr. When I collected my order he did say the sold 2 stroke oil both Mineral and synthetic. It's worth a call but be aware they do have a minimum quantity order. Mikey B
  12. Yamaha F30

    Following on from my post Yamaha F30 DIY Repairs/Service I've attached a few photos at various stages of the repair and one of the tools used. In one of the photos the wear on the drive shaft can clearly been seen this was the first indication something was not right. Although it looks badly corroded it is actually build up of salt which although hard is quite easy to remove. I was surprised to find no corrosion of the alloy housing, any damage caused while removing the salt incrustation was easily re painted with a primer etch spray paint. Mikey B
  13. Yamaha F30

    DIY Motor repair and serving Yamaha F30.doc
  14. Rollercoaster 1.3HE max boat length - help!

    Simply extend the draw bar and move the winch post forward. In my case the tow vehicle was too close to allow the tail gate to open. I extended the draw bar by 500mm using 100 x 8mm channel with 500mm overlap. I would also recommend replacing the pressed steel tow hitch with the more substantial cast iron version. Fit tubes inside the box section to avoid crushing when tightening the HTS bolt. A few coats of silver Hamerite paint will help with corrosion. I also moved the axle forward to give the required nose weight. Mikey B
  15. Beware all 4 x 4 Owners

    Try one of these http://catalyticconvertertheft.com/ Mikey B