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    Hi Bruce, I didn't know Noel had ever been to the AWBF with Sina! I wish I'd known then. Which year was it?

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    I thought you might ask me that, Thelma and I flew to Tasmania for the first and second festivals which held in November, Ian and Cathy along with Andy organized the festivals back then . If I had to guess I would say the first in 1995. We stayed at the big pub across the road from the festival.

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    Hi fellow stay at homers,

    When you have a small yacht like a Vertue even the engine raw water pump is small. Just finished the overhaul of our spare raw water pump. That competes the annual auxiliary engine service with thanks to Aramco Oil Co for supply of the 2 lts of oil needed for the engine and gearbox. I managed to make the service of the auxiliary engine last 3days aIMG_20200405_153332737.jpg

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    Very pretty. Whats that next to it?

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    Hi
    Thelma's old style mobile phone, used once in a blue moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    I thought you might ask me that, Thelma and I flew to Tasmania for the first and second festivals which held in November, Ian and Cathy along with Andy organized the festivals back then . If I had to guess I would say the first in 1995. We stayed at the big pub across the road from the festival.

    Bruce
    Thanks! I think the first one I went to was in February so BMT!

    Rick

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    Crossing the Pacific Joe Adams got tired of the clunking noise from Hoana's centerboard , so he knocked the pin out and let the board sink to the bottom of the ocean !!

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    No turning back then!

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    This isolation lark is a bitch.
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    Who you calling a bitch?

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    certainly not Larks.
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    Today I decided to see if I could get the old fuel tank out. The old bronze screws fastening the securing blocks will break away, I thought, but, no, out they came, intact. Hooray! The tank will be stuck, too heavy anyway but no, out it came, no problem. The brown Masonite looking pad of stuff under the tank will be a wet, oily combination of rot and grease but no! It was caked dust, bone dry and not greasy - halleluja! So this is what it looks like after a wipe.



    I'll get some detergent and give it a proper clean and then work out what to do with this new space.

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    Lean and nosey like a ferret

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Bilge

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    Wish mine was that clean.
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    Me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil C View Post
    Crossing the Pacific Joe Adams got tired of the clunking noise from Hoana's centerboard , so he knocked the pin out and let the board sink to the bottom of the ocean !!
    We do some weird ****e when we’re of sailing. I tossed out a working Graymarine petrol engine in Panama, which I regretted later when selling my Alberg.
    But Hey on the bright side I never ran out of beer that cruising season with around 20 flats of brew stored just to trim things out.

    Furthermore between finally venturing into the bilge and now reading about everyone’s productive boating maintenance while my ship is dead in the water is . Good on you guys.

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    Not boats but still fun to watch.
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    Unless something better catches my gaze I've decided our next car will be a Rav4. My brother has been a backyard mechanic for a number of decades and he has a high opinion of them.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    A dad is washing his car with his son. After a moment, the son asks his father, "Do you think we could use a sponge instead?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Unless something better catches my gaze I've decided our next car will be a Rav4. My brother has been a backyard mechanic for a number of decades and he has a high opinion of them.
    The way our finances are going, my next car will be a Speedwell.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Unless something better catches my gaze I've decided our next car will be a Rav4. My brother has been a backyard mechanic for a number of decades and he has a high opinion of them.
    Toyotas are great I am keeping my eyes open for another Landcruiser or Prado, hardly a week goes by where I don’t regret selling our old Cruiser .

    Speedwell for transportation how how does that work?

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    Hi,

    I have a question for the forum. I have just overhauled my raw water pump fitted to our 1gm10 Yanmar engine in Tui of Opua. I needed a new shaft for the pump and rather that buying the shaft from Yanmar I asked a friend to machine the shaft from a peice of monel left over from when he machined our prop shaft 30 years ago. The new pump shaft was an exactly the same as the Yanmar shaft and fitted without any problems.

    The question is will the monel last as long as the original stainless shaft (about 1750hrs) or will it wear more than stainless. Our prop shaft is 7/8 inch dia monel and each 2 years I have removed it from Tui and had it ckecked for wear and straightness and so far the wear is only 1.5 thou at the rear bearing with no runout. I am hoping that the water pump shaft gives a similar service. Has anyone had experienced the use of monel in water pumps

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    Might be worth asking in the materials section. There's a guy Dave(?) who seems to be able to put his hands on technical specs on just about anything. Stainless is pretty soft, I imagine Monel is harder but really have no clue.

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    Bruce , is the shaft wear at the point where the lip seals touch the shaft ? This doesn't answer your monel question, but have you tried replacing the s/s? spring gaiter with an 'o' ring on the lip seals. I have had good success fitting 'o' rings to the lip seals- no leaks so far after 1200 hrs.

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    Hi Neil C
    There was no real wear at the lip seals and I have tried the o ring solution but have never had a rust problem with the seals. I will normally rebuild the water pump each year ( about 75 hrs engine time). I had the left over monel shaft material that I thought I should try. It was more the case I wished try monel rather that buy a replacement shaft from yanmar. I always like to try a different solutions. Some times I think that manufacturers design products to a bottom line rather than longer service times. I am happy to try different solutions. Small yachts require small budgets.


    Bruce

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    I'm impressed at your maintenance regime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Unless something better catches my gaze I've decided our next car will be a Rav4. My brother has been a backyard mechanic for a number of decades and he has a high opinion of them.
    Anne fancies a Kia Seltos, for me. I think that my present Kia Sportage, is still very current and we don't need to spend the money. Anyhow we are not going anywhere soon………….

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    I wish there was a modern Subaru Brumby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I wish there was a modern Subaru Brumby

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    Get an old one and put tattoos on it.

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    It's amazing how many old ones are still getting about. But as a daily driver, kind of rough and no aircon on most of them. I'm a bit soft about aircon in cars. Otherwise I'd probably have one.

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    I hear Rav4s have a timing chain and not a belt. I like that.
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    We went for a walk.
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    Watching Gourmet Farmer last night on the telly. Canoeing down the Huon River. I've never thought to do that all these years. It looked like nice gentle canoeing. Enough current to move you along nicely, but no nasty rapids. I have a 2 person inflatable kayak in the shed. Something for the to do list when we can travel again.

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    I have this plan to take the Mirror down the Darling River. I'm not sure where it is on the `to do' list but it's there somewhere.

    Rick

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    Some bloke tried to sail to Tassie.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-...stown/12135760
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I have this plan to take the Mirror down the Darling River. I'm not sure where it is on the `to do' list but it's there somewhere.

    Rick
    That would be fun I reckon.
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