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Search: Posts Made By: Tubsmacker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tubsmacker
Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..

Hi Eherlihy and thanks for taking the time to consider my problem.

I had considered that the shaft could have been bent during the first incident but couldn't see any evidence of this when it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tubsmacker
Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..

Oh and the shaft etc never ran hot but it can slide Fwd which is not possible on the PSS system particularly if you put a shaft collar on
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tubsmacker
Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..

Well after It has come off twice. Ideal isn't a word I'd use to describe it right now!
I checked the clamps which are doubled up 3 months ago. Engine mounts are new so that cant move a lot. Dunno...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By Tubsmacker
Re: Send packing the stuffing gland..

Yesterday I lifted out into the boatyard here in Portugal after a fraught 18 hours nursing a leak from the stern tube fitting. I think its Vetus and the it's the second potential sinking failure I...
Forum: Diesel 10-23-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Tubsmacker
BorgWarner series 500 Gearbox

Hi Folks,
I have a BorgWarner series 500 velvet drive gearbox on my boat which I am trying to source seals and gaskets for.
The model number is : 23-01-002 serial no 413 gearbox...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 40,152
Posted By Tubsmacker
Yeah that's what I thought. I can get my dinghy...

Yeah that's what I thought. I can get my dinghy on board no probs with the block and tackle. Originally I just used the winch and it was a struggle by comparison.

My other thought was that i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 40,152
Posted By Tubsmacker
Well, Im a bit of a novice really but I have been...

Well, Im a bit of a novice really but I have been looking at making a JSD up for my boat.

As for retrieval, clearly if there is load on the drogues then there is going to be winching involved....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tubsmacker
Smile Thanks Patrick. :) Believe me when I say...

Thanks Patrick. :)

Believe me when I say that this was just the sort of response I was looking for!

I will get it sorted in accordance with your advice.

Again, Many thanks for that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tubsmacker
Autohelm ST 6000 Control head

Hi, I have an Autohelm ST6000 autopilot fitted and it works fine. however,if the control head housing mounted just forward of the wheel gets the slightest knock, the auto pilot locks, an alarm goes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Tubsmacker
Hi Guys and Thanks for the input. Cam, the...

Hi Guys and Thanks for the input. Cam, the holding plate is hidden in the fridge box. The bit that has gone is attached to the compressor with a 3 pin push on I think the description is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Tubsmacker
Hot Sun, Warm Beer!! Help needed!!! (fridge failure)

Hi Guys, I've got a fridge problem with an Isotherm ASU 3200 12V UNIT

It's a self build kit which has 3 major components seperate fronm the cool box.
It has a winged plate device which attaches...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 9,974
Posted By Tubsmacker
Lol. I hope Rick isn't reading this or he'll be...

Lol. I hope Rick isn't reading this or he'll be insisting on a course for you as well :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 9,974
Posted By Tubsmacker
Talking Rick, It was the time taken to plot a lat long...

Rick, It was the time taken to plot a lat long whilst on a night sail in a busy shipping area. We were using pilotage not DR as we were in the Solent UK and some people were using a lat long to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 9,974
Posted By Tubsmacker
Rick, I think you misinterpreted my post,...

Rick,
I think you misinterpreted my post, You are of course completely wrong in that I'm throwing stones at an acceptable practice. What i was saying was, if things are busy, plotting a gps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 9,974
Posted By Tubsmacker
Virtual VOR/DME Just as an add on to the...

Virtual VOR/DME

Just as an add on to the thread. I went on a sailing refresher course recently and was taken aback by the amount of time that people were taking finding position on a paper chart...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tubsmacker
Hi SD, Thanks for that. I appreciate it....

Hi SD,
Thanks for that. I appreciate it. Somehow I figured you were going to say that. I reckon that you're right about getting water trapped between fibreglass and metal. I think it already...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tubsmacker
The current sump is Metal not glass as it's a...

The current sump is Metal not glass as it's a metal boat. it's part of the hull not an insert. I'm a bit worried about building a dam with glass on metal as its a possible source of corrosion. there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tubsmacker
SD- The current sump is part of the hull...

SD-

The current sump is part of the hull sectioned off from the access to the bilge and has its own pump terminating in a plastic hose that sits in the bottom of the sump rather than a drain hole....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tubsmacker
Thanks SD, I reckon that I won't get away with a...

Thanks SD, I reckon that I won't get away with a ready made product as I have a heavy removable teak fitting that forms the shower floor. I already have the electric pump etc so I just want to make a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,320
Posted By Tubsmacker
Hmmm.. Pissing over the side seems a little...

Hmmm.. Pissing over the side seems a little impractical for everyone, particularly the female crew. I think a bucket or container would be the way to go and flush that with seawater. I reckon a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tubsmacker
Shower tray

On The subject of showers (one luxury I simply cannot live without for long)

My (36') Boat has a shower fitted in the heads and can be pumped out of the shower sump which is basically the inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 126,943
Posted By Tubsmacker
Well shiver me timbers. The local authority here...

Well shiver me timbers. The local authority here have now installed what look like Rutland 913 wind generators on the 'slow down' road signs. Given that I have recently been, A/ booked for parking,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2007
Replies: 123
Views: 6,728
Posted By Tubsmacker
For anti collision purposes in aviation. strobes...

For anti collision purposes in aviation. strobes are the 'de-facto' usually white. I used one in daylight only that was unfeasibly powerful and used to switch it off when joining home base if it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Tubsmacker
Smile The same thought had crossed my mind HS. :D ...

The same thought had crossed my mind HS. :D

Heres the deal, I'll supply the grease (when I finally get the recipe that is)
You clamber up the rigging to apply it! :eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Tubsmacker
Hi SD, You are probably right on this. I was told...

Hi SD, You are probably right on this. I was told though that cables wear under tension and from the inside out as well as corrode from the inside out. I suppose it was protection from corrosion that...
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