Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 23 April 2007, 05:24   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: darlington
Boat name: GlennVinny
Make: Leeway 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner135v6/4hp aux
MMSI: 235038455
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 279
Donkey engine bracket failure!

Mornin all! Went out on saturday from Hartlepool marina, did a few hours fishing, just as f-in-law went to fetch rig to recover, the aux bracket broke at the hinges and sent the 4s 4hp mariner into the drink
It was still attached by the aux tank fuel hose, so was able to pull it out just before it sank without trace.
Sooo.. now i need to do a complete dryout and oil change etc. What do i need to do? Any special tools? Filters? What oil can be used etc? All advice gratefully recieved! (i would just take it to the service centre but his waiting list is a tad long. Engine is a Mariner 4s 4hp sailmate)
Cheers all.
__________________

__________________
Politicians, like nappies, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason.
vince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 April 2007, 05:47   #2
alt
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway, West Eire
Make: Cranchi
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2 x Volvo KAD300
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 644
Send a message via MSN to alt
A rope to secure the engine would also help for the future, could have been an expensive day out!!!
__________________

__________________
alt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 April 2007, 05:48   #3
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: boston
Boat name: Miss bad 61
Make: Crapko, AKA Mako
Length: 5m +
Engine: OMC Mod50
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 398
get the spark plugs out, and get some oil in the plug holes and spin it over by hand. 4 stroke or 2?
__________________
fast fred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 April 2007, 06:06   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: darlington
Boat name: GlennVinny
Make: Leeway 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner135v6/4hp aux
MMSI: 235038455
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 279
Its a 4 stroke Fred, do i need to do anything to the carb?

alt, that`s a good idea, we did have a bungee on it, but it cant have held it very well. I think because we were moving, the water has caught the leg and snapped the bungee. The bracket is a stainless steel rated to 30hp
Looking at it, the welds round the pins that hold the sides together are a bit skimpy. All of them have pulled through!
__________________
Politicians, like nappies, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason.
vince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 April 2007, 06:50   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 4,962
Give it the bet possible wash with fresh water cos it's likely the salt water will be everywhere; down the electrical connectors, under the flywheel, in the carbs, in the relays, etc, etc. Then I'd be tempted to get it soaked in something a bit water repellent eg. diesel or paraffin or white spirit and, of course, get the spark plugs out and get oil into the cylinders and give it a sump oil and filter change. I'd do it all again after a short while and keep an eye open for signs of corrosion in the future.

Good luck.
__________________
JW.
jwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 April 2007, 13:59   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: darlington
Boat name: GlennVinny
Make: Leeway 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner135v6/4hp aux
MMSI: 235038455
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 279
Thanks for the advice chaps, the engine is running sound now! We changed the oil twice while pulling starter in between changes. Took off carb and cleaned with petrol, then sprayed electrics with wd40. Started on the choke first time. Have got a new aux bracket as well, this one has proper bolts instead of the daft welded pins, so should be more up to the job. Thanks again for the advice!
__________________
Politicians, like nappies, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason.
vince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 April 2007, 18:45   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
What make of aux braket was it so we know what to avoid?

Chris
__________________
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 April 2007, 18:10   #8
G L
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: GlennVinny
Make: Leeway
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner 2.0 V6 135
MMSI: 235038455
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 66
some crappy thing of ebay 30 ish, you get what you pay for!!!
__________________
G L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 April 2007, 12:54   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: darlington
Boat name: GlennVinny
Make: Leeway 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner135v6/4hp aux
MMSI: 235038455
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 279
Hi Chris, it was this type, you can just make out the welded pins near the pad. Not a good design, although it was s/s. At least with the bolted pins, you can do some sort of maintenance on them.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	MOTOR%20BRACKET%209009236.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	47.1 KB
ID:	26406  
__________________
Politicians, like nappies, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason.
vince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 April 2007, 13:00   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
These seem pretty substantial - not cheap though!!!

http://www.garelick.com/product.php?pnumber=71091
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.