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Old 10-21-2015, 08:59 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by ancora View Post
My engines are so close to the forward bulkhead. I would have to remove the guards every time I want to open or close the fuel tank sight gage valves, change the Racor elements, change the oil cooler zincs, or change the raw water impellers.
Is there a way to attach them with thumbscrews for easy removal/refitting?

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Old 10-21-2015, 10:17 PM   #42
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My engines do not have belt guards and I wish they did. Yanmar does not make a belt guard for my motor model.
I tried to mold one with fiberglass and mounting tabs - the engine vibrated too much.
I have a design for an expanded metal fence for across the front of the engine. It can be lifted out of the way when needed. I hope to have this fabricated this winter.

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