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Forum: Power Systems Today, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Irish Rambler
Hi mvweebles, I took these photo's of my...

Hi mvweebles,
I took these photo's of my Perkins 4236 fuel shut off solenoid setup today, I hope you find them helpful.
Its a pretty simple straight forward installation on an 'L' bracket..
The...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,320
Posted By Irish Rambler
Patch. We bought our boat off a hire boat company...

Patch. We bought our boat off a hire boat company and we had exactly the same problem, it took us a full day to identify each engine room wiring system and the amount of redundant, wrongly...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,856
Posted By Irish Rambler
Pretty much the same here in the South of France,...

Pretty much the same here in the South of France, all canals closed which blocked our access to the Med, there was no point in going to Italy or Spain as both countries are far much worse off than we...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-27-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,870
Posted By Irish Rambler
Hello Willin and welcome to Trawler Forum. ...

Hello Willin and welcome to Trawler Forum.
Buying a boat can be many things to many people and the type of boat depends on several main factors.
1, where do you plan to cruise=hull shape.
2, how...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By Irish Rambler
Steel boats are solid and there's no argument...

Steel boats are solid and there's no argument there but it depends where you do your cruising. Ideally the steel boat should be sprayed inside with expanded polyurethane down to the waterline to a,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,856
Posted By Irish Rambler
Pretty much the same here in France, all the...

Pretty much the same here in France, all the marina's closed, no new arrivals no transients, port captains office closed but all amenities still working fine. Same on the inland waterways except...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Irish Rambler
The 6354 N's are THE benchmark of diesels and...

The 6354 N's are THE benchmark of diesels and with proper maintenance will probably see you under the sod first.
Perkins Engines have liners and are easily rebuilt.
Parts for engine cooling,...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-12-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,870
Posted By Irish Rambler
Dan it could've been his Sporran dangling ! But...

Dan it could've been his Sporran dangling !
But the military rigidly stick to the rules on dress, or in his case undress.
I doubt there's even a coal merchant now as the green lobby have gone ott...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-12-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,870
Posted By Irish Rambler
I think you'll be safe enough now Dan, I think...

I think you'll be safe enough now Dan, I think 99.9% wear underwear now, except for the few AC/DC weirdo's. Having said that I don't go round checking !
I remember watching Scottish recruits forming...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-11-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,870
Posted By Irish Rambler
Dan I know what you mean about the Scots, it's...

Dan I know what you mean about the Scots, it's why they have small sporrans !
When I was in the Army we reckoned the Scots were that tight they wouldn't waste a bullet so the charged with bayonets....
Forum: Fuel Check 03-09-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Irish Rambler
Apologies for being critical. 1st you did a...

Apologies for being critical.
1st you did a good job converting your fuel filters to 'spin on' type, unfortunately you made a mistake in not fitting a 'push button pump' to the filter head. It makes...
Forum: Liveaboards 03-09-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,870
Posted By Irish Rambler
Sound advice from people with their feet...

Sound advice from people with their feet (metaphorically speaking) firmly on the ground.
By way of explanation this is what we did, each persons circumstances are different of course.
We bought...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-09-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,762
Posted By Irish Rambler
slowgoesit. Thank you for your kind comments. The...

slowgoesit. Thank you for your kind comments. The Chinese guide we had couldn't understand the irony when she said they still made Ming vases in China and I burst out laughing, she was quite...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,072
Posted By Irish Rambler
Instead of spending money shipping it, add the...

Instead of spending money shipping it, add the shipping money to your original planned outlay and buy a more modern boat near you.
No hassle + more modern boat = happy sailor.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-08-2020, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Irish Rambler
Usually the hoses are so built up with calcium...

Usually the hoses are so built up with calcium that they become rigid over time so even if you get the cable ties off it may not pull through.
You can try cleaning it in situ, reconnect the ends and...
Forum: Power Systems 03-08-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Irish Rambler
If you want a cheaper safer way to clean it go to...

If you want a cheaper safer way to clean it go to the supermarket, buy some 12% white vinegar which will do the trick and not so dangerous.

A litre/quart poured down the toilet at night once a...
Forum: Power Systems 03-08-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Irish Rambler
Hi Art. I fitted a s/steel 90' bend on my boat...

Hi Art. I fitted a s/steel 90' bend on my boat turned outward at a 45' angle for 2 reasons, it does quieten the exhaust a little and more importantly keeps the transom clean from the exhaust soot....
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-07-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,762
Posted By Irish Rambler
That's correct, there's sufficient draft for...

That's correct, there's sufficient draft for seagoing ships up to 10,000 tons to navigate up the 3 main gorges, there are some very picturesque little side 'feeder' gorges. We also saw (I missed the...
Forum: Power Systems 03-07-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,783
Posted By Irish Rambler
Ok back to basics. Jeez lights vacuum monitors !...

Ok back to basics. Jeez lights vacuum monitors ! sheesh. Whatever next ?
Irrespective of the engine, it depends on your throttle setting how much you will 'return' as your lift pump capacity must be...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,448
Posted By Irish Rambler
First of all you have the dogs gonads of an...

First of all you have the dogs gonads of an engine. Probably one their of their best
OK move on, somewhere in there is a HUMAN error, all diesel engines smoke until they achieve working temperature...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-07-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,762
Posted By Irish Rambler
OK folks, I've got loads of photo's of Buddhist...

OK folks, I've got loads of photo's of Buddhist temples which I'm happy to post if you're into Buddism.
But that concludes our visit to China.

We left Wuhan just in time before the outbreak of...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 03-07-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,762
Posted By Irish Rambler
Our final visit to a factory, this time...

Our final visit to a factory, this time fabricating Chinese vases.
These vases are in fact copper and gas welded with profile designs and the rest is hand painted before being 'fired' in the kiln to...
Forum: Power Systems 03-02-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By Irish Rambler
As a matter of interest have you either a grease...

As a matter of interest have you either a grease nipple or Staufel cup to grease your stern gland ?
Overtightening will cause wear grooves on your shaft. My PO (a hire-boat company) did just that...
Forum: Power Systems 03-02-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Irish Rambler
For OE marinization parts log on to...

For OE marinization parts log on to ejbowman.co.uk they can supply all Perkins marinisation parts, plus many other engine types too.
Shipping worldwide, no problem.
Forum: Covid-19 03-02-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,791
Posted By Irish Rambler
Son if you've got that much money why not buy a...

Son if you've got that much money why not buy a s/hand boat with all the extra's fitted.
If you wanna play the money market the returns are faster on exchange rates. Your call !
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