Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 02 July 2009, 04:44   #1
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
Fueses

The fuse has blown on my OB, it's the one that's part of the ignition system, under the cowl. Can't find them local for love nor money. It's the glass tube type, 20A. Anyone know where I can get them from?
__________________

__________________
JSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 05:47   #2
DJL
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Ribcraft 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki DF175TG
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 929
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-x-20A-QUICK...QQcmdZViewItem

Is that the one you're after? Couldn't find them on the Maplin or Farnell site.
__________________

__________________
DJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 05:51   #3
Member
 
Avocet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Grimalkin
Make: Ribcraft 750 Sport
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzi 250
MMSI: 235050647
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 899
An automotive shop? Failing that a paperclip will get you out on the water!
__________________
Avocet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 06:07   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
More importantly for the long term health of the motor - why did it blow ?
__________________
PeterM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 06:08   #5
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avocet View Post
An automotive shop? Failing that a paperclip will get you out on the water!
Complete with trail of smoke behind you.
__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 06:24   #6
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
Found them in halfords D'oh!

Trying to find out why two of them blew on the run. Looking like a fecked earth wire on the starter solenoid. Yesterday was a bad bloody day. Thank feck for a 2.5 mariner
__________________
JSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 07:29   #7
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
For this very reason I convert everything old I own to Blade Fuses.
they are so much easier to get hold of.

Years ago I broke down on an old motorbike at the motorway services and used my spare fuse finding the fault. The garage only had Blade fuses so I had to bodge one in the fusebox with a couple of screwdriver bits from my small toolkit.

That convinced me to change everything over.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 07:36   #8
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
That's not a bad idea for the rest of the boat mate, but this has to be inline and fit inside the molded cover. There'd be no way to fit a blade plus holder in there.
Going to look at doing what you say to all the others though. Blade fuses are a bit more hard wearing to store as well, glass once are crap!
__________________
JSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 07:40   #9
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
John

You can get very small splashproof moulded in-line fuse holders for blade fuses that go in the wire like the one you have.

I'll be surprised if you can't make one fit.

Like this:-

http://www.extremeautoaccessories.co...p?section=4462

Nasher
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2009, 07:59   #10
JSP
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southport
Boat name: Qudos
Make: 5.4 Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115 V4
MMSI: 235068784
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,930
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
John

You can get very small splashproof moulded in-line fuse holders for blade fuses that go in the wire like the one you have.

I'll be surprised if you can't make one fit.

Like this:-

http://www.extremeautoaccessories.co...p?section=4462

Nasher
Still looks a little chunky compared to the rubber housing of the glass fuse. But I think it could be made to fit. Cheers mate
__________________

__________________
JSP 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 00:50.


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