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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 05-01-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,996
Posted By Irish Rambler
Spray all around it with WD 40 penetrant to get...

Spray all around it with WD 40 penetrant to get it working smoothly and to keep the corrosion at bay, or, when its all cleaned up, coat the metal parts with a light smear of Vaseline.
Obviously not...
Forum: Grand Banks 05-01-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,941
Posted By Irish Rambler
Our little input from this side of the pond. ...

Our little input from this side of the pond.
Its known here as 'the 3 foot syndrome', and you often hear the comments 'Jeez wouldn't it be great if this boat was just 3 feet wider/longer' etc think...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,058
Posted By Irish Rambler
We have 2 boats, 1 small Dutch built steel and 1...

We have 2 boats, 1 small Dutch built steel and 1 fibreglass British built.
The only repairs on the fibreglass boat hull are if I make a cock up and ding it.
The steel boat needs constant checking...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 30,263
Posted By Irish Rambler
If you want cheap overhaul kits from the OE...

If you want cheap overhaul kits from the OE manufacturers go to www,parts4engines.com I use them all the time for Perkins OE parts.

As for importing engines I don't know of anyone here ever having...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 30,263
Posted By Irish Rambler
Just for your info. The Ford engines are still...

Just for your info.
The Ford engines are still being built in Turkey and you can import a brand new engine from there quite cheap and get it marinized.
There's company in England called Lancing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2022, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,058
Posted By Irish Rambler
Yup this article is definitely clickbait. Wood v...

Yup this article is definitely clickbait. Wood v steel, single v twin, Cat or DD's
OK, I may as well join in and create more confusion so here goes.
Wood v steel, a wooden boat is like a bad...
Forum: Power Systems 04-23-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,917
Posted By Irish Rambler
Hi Peter, Actually I'm Irish, I never liked the...

Hi Peter,
Actually I'm Irish, I never liked the English beer or ales. The latest trend is for cold beer even in Ireland and Guinness was a far better drink at room temperature.
On the brief visits...
Forum: Power Systems 04-23-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,917
Posted By Irish Rambler
Hippocampus. I remember as a youngster having to...

Hippocampus. I remember as a youngster having to start the horizontal diesel, it had a darned great flywheels each side and you started it by opening the decompressor (no handles),turning the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,058
Posted By Irish Rambler
It also depends entirely on the shape of the hull...

It also depends entirely on the shape of the hull and what speed you wish to achieve and how far you wish to travel. Crossing oceans :ermm: or a quick weekend blast to impress the girlfriend ;)
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,297
Posted By Irish Rambler
It would be interesting to know how much does it...

It would be interesting to know how much does it cost to make the electric and the batteries
Forum: General Maintenance 04-20-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Irish Rambler
Hi, just to add my two penn'orth to the...

Hi, just to add my two penn'orth to the discussion.
Use Shell Rotella 15/40w DO NOT use any synthetic or semi synthetic oils, the engine tolerances weren't built for those oils and you may well find...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,297
Posted By Irish Rambler
Dancc & BandB, if you would like details on the...

Dancc & BandB, if you would like details on the European canals then I suggest you buy my book 'Windmills & Wine' to help you.
Its available from Amazon books as either a paperback or e book. Type...
Forum: Power Systems 04-17-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,917
Posted By Irish Rambler
Art we already know that, but the oil companies...

Art we already know that, but the oil companies and the more importantly the executives who drive them are making too many $$$$$$$ to change their ways. Maybe the Russian Ukraine invasion may make...
Forum: Power Systems 04-16-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,917
Posted By Irish Rambler
Slowgoesit I owned probably 15 trucks with...

Slowgoesit I owned probably 15 trucks with Gardner engines in the 60's 70's and providing you serviced them correctly they were virtually indestructible. The Gardner was designed to be low revving...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,297
Posted By Irish Rambler
I follow your thought processes and felt I would...

I follow your thought processes and felt I would like to add my tuppence worth.
The 'Green' approach is perfectly sensible if well thought out as opposed to Knee jerk reaction. The only two points I...
Forum: Power Systems 02-18-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,011
Posted By Irish Rambler
Both of the approaches and responses are...

Both of the approaches and responses are different and its left you in a bit of a quandary, personally I'd list them all, then start to go through the list meticulously one at a time, starting with...
Forum: Power Systems 02-18-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,173
Posted By Irish Rambler
I have no experience with Yanmar engines but we...

I have no experience with Yanmar engines but we have Scania's, Mercedes and Iveco trucks with up to a million miles on them. Once they are sold they go to the African and Asian continent where they...
Forum: Power Systems 02-18-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,011
Posted By Irish Rambler
Catalina Jack. I agree with you but with the...

Catalina Jack. I agree with you but with the constant brainwashing in the media by ECO warriors and the fact that many modern engines use computers to regulate fuel some folk panic at a wee puff of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2022, 04:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,941
Posted By Irish Rambler
Far from me to comment on the waters you plan to...

Far from me to comment on the waters you plan to cruise in as others have far more experience, personally I favour Retrievers approach.
All I would say is to get in the rhythm of mother nature and...
Forum: Power Systems 02-18-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,011
Posted By Irish Rambler
Hi Penn Bruce. If you go on their website ...

Hi Penn Bruce.
If you go on their website www.lancingmarine.com once the page opens you can request technical information and they will give you the details you require. Once you have those you...
Forum: Power Systems 02-17-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,011
Posted By Irish Rambler
Incidentally regarding fuel additives and their...

Incidentally regarding fuel additives and their need.
When I modified my fuel tank I put a lever type drain tap (with blanking plug) at the very bottom of the sump on the diesel tank.
Every month...
Forum: Power Systems 02-17-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,011
Posted By Irish Rambler
There is a mod to stop the Ford engines smoking...

There is a mod to stop the Ford engines smoking on startup.
Its available from a company in England called Lancing Marine. The guy who owns the company started offshore racing those Fords and still...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-17-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By Irish Rambler
Apologies If my humour offended anyone and my...

Apologies If my humour offended anyone and my reference to lead should of course be read as zinc.
The bottom line is that whatever metal you use has to be a less 'Royal' metal than the pieces you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,156
Posted By Irish Rambler
I buy them from Ebay, although they are made in...

I buy them from Ebay, although they are made in China for bilge and 2 shower compartments.
Average cost for 750 GPM auto pump with simpler wiring down in the bilge area, 18€, about 15 delivered....
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,922
Posted By Irish Rambler
Bachelor for 20 yrs, had much fun in double bed...

Bachelor for 20 yrs, had much fun in double bed :-) New woman wasn't happy with my old memories.
No room for shoes and clothes =change of boat.
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