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Old 22 July 2003, 16:07   #21
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No, I'm not Richie from the Manic Street Preachers...

first job ever after school, worked in a factory (more like a shed with big tables) making plastic liners for containers. Whilst cutting a large plastic sheet to size, learnt the hard way that you should always keep your fingers behind a sharp blade.

Steering is Sea Star.
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Old 22 July 2003, 16:13   #22
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Steering is Sea Star.
Oh dear, never mind, at least it's not L & S.
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Old 22 July 2003, 16:14   #23
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. Imagine geting the "kiss of life" from dave
Well Dickie, as you've had three weeks trying to fix your steering and it's still broke, I can understand your ignorance, but swopping spit with stiffs has never been my forte. Fortunately, technology has advanced to such a degree so as to negate the need for me to go anywhere near blood/vomit covered wasings.

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Dave, I'm sort of lucky that all I have to bring back to life is a rather poorly computer! You guys who do so have my respesct, that's for sure.
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Yeah, but you jump out of perfectly serviceable aeroplanes!
Hmmm, don't think so - the way they fall out the air these days?!
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Old 22 July 2003, 17:50   #26
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Sometimes I can't believe what I'm reading, but having suffered 4 pages on Bilge Pumps, what the hell.

Now I don't wish to appear rude, although I don't doubt that that is how you will interpret this, but Mstacey, should you really be in charge of a motorised vessel if you need to ask a question like this.
Dirk I don't find you rude at all.

However does
the pilot of the jet plane always know how to change the engine ?

and maybe just maybe were perhaps you once also in the position of never having changed a prop.
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Do you know what torque you need to tighten the prop nut up to when you fit the new prop?
Not yet Ribald , but I will certainly find out before taking the old prop off. I hope to find it in the manual , if not it will be a call to the local Suzuki dealer to pose the question.

Thats unless of course somebody knows and will share that knowledge.

Perhaps Dirk does, but then as I'm a rank amatuer he would probably not divuluge the information to me on the grounds I should not be in charge of a motorised vessel unless I already know how to change the prop.

I wonder if the Captain of the Ark Royal knew the torque for his props ?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by mstacey


I wonder if the Captain of the Ark Royal knew the torque for his props ?

No but I'll bet he knows a man who does (or bl**dy well should do )
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Handy hint no 33 !

When changing a prop at sea. or afloat in the marina...... first put your heavy duty plastic survival bag over the leg of the engine , so that you are now "operating" inside the bag and any bits you might drop are in the bag !

And every one does carry a spare prop and a survival bag ...Right?

Last time I did it for real was with a 24 inch diameter surface piercing prop 40 miles of the West Coast of Donegal in a F6 !!!!!

No bits lost !!!!

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So, none of you guys clean the shaft and apply new water resistant grease to the spline before you replace the prop?

Charles & Diggi, take care. Isolating the power will not necessarily prevent an outboard inadvertently starting. Some yes, but not all. But, of course, you know that. Just a wee error.
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