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Old 12 March 2016, 13:38   #181
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Hi Jeff.. Im still catching up on stuff on here .. .but I see you are going to ERR with your SIB. ..and will be there for a week ? I wont go the ERR course..but will try to get down to visit you when you are at Balvicar..and bring my SIB too.. if weather allows. I want to see some things on Jura ..so perhaps we can go round it in company ? I will contact you via this forum nearer the time

Sorry for going off topic First Rib..hopefully your questions have been answered now

I will add..the nut is tight ..quite a bit..all manual says is..Place a block of wood between gear case and propeller..and tighten prop nut.

Sometimes manuals have a table with torque setting for all the nuts n bits..but I have not come across it yet
That would be good gurnard hope the weather is good give me a shout, poly's up too I think after the weekend.
I hope to do the ERR route but if the weather is bad I will divert to sheltered crusing fingers crossed
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Old 12 March 2016, 15:00   #182
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Firstrib I see you mention you have a Rooteq trolley now. In another thread I've talked about buying one for a new Suzuki 20hp I collect soon. Some folks have said the Rooteq is a little flimsy or top heavy with an outboard of 15hp and above. You have a real obstacle course to put your outboard away so I wonder how you find it.
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Old 12 March 2016, 15:18   #183
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I was wondering the same about the trolley Fenlander, might be the 2S vs 4S weight thing makes it work ok with a 25HP?

Would be great to hear your thoughts FirstRib... I'd been advised it was physically impossible to put my 20HP on it without modification.
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Rooteq/trolley, nylon nut and exhaust manifold gasket

Fenlander, Gurner, thank you so much for your posts, such a helpful community. I now understand all of the knobs and trim adjustments (found it). Greetings from Fulham again where the PLA and boating community are fixed on one thing - the Oxford and Cambridge boat race in two weeks time. Thames is closed or restricted for practice and the race at times.

TROLLEY - the Rooteq, what a journey this has been as out of stock most places including Chas Newens as there has been a patent dispute with the manufacturer. I believe there is a new and improved version coming, Yachtshop emailed me just after I bought the Rooteq, this one looks better:
http://www.yachtshop.co.uk/engines-inflatables/engine-accessories/brackets/osculati-folding-outboard-trol

The Rooteq works, it is all very light and comes in a small box and amazingly come together. I was a little worried about the plastic bit on top, I have turned it upside down to fit the larger 25HP on. Once the base is fixed it is firm. Perhaps if the wheels were wider apart it would be more stable but might not fit through my house or in my Ka. The weakest point I think is the black 'spade' handle which is plastic, I feel it might break if I yank it too much. Altogether though, it has brought me into a new phase of boating as I can look at my motor and maintain it in the yard/garden without fear of catastrophe when shunting it around on a make shift trolley. I paid 124 for it from Lawrence at piplers.co.uk

NUT - I did overtighten it and there are a few whisps of nylon so I have ordered a new one for 5 from ebay and will untighten a little and keep this as a spare as Fenlander suggested, along with my other prop - I have a nice little kit going now and now carry the correct wrench as I have found it as well.

EXHAUST MANIFOLD
Gurner - do you know where I can buy a replacement one of these, which looks like an elephant on its side? I am going to change it. The guy I bought it from who was great suggested I changed this at the next service, it is only a little trickle and drains away, however, must get this sorted before any possible Solent trips

GREASE for prop - what sort do I need?

Lastly - SPARK PLUGS, do you know what type my Mercury 25 EH (USA) would take, I guess two only are used, so I can carry a spare.
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Old 13 March 2016, 04:18   #185
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Gurnard, apologies for misspelling your name.
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Trolley - wheels are not the best, like a gold caddy, air filled would be better, hopeless on a beach these ones I would say, don't ride well on gravel path. The trolley feels safe enough I would say, metal joints are good, I am going to leave it on the trolley for storage and put it in a small tool store when I find the right one.
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Jeff - loving going off topic - it's all really interesting.
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Old 13 March 2016, 06:08   #188
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Gurnard, apologies for misspelling your name.
Hi again Firstrib ..no problem miscalling my internet name.

I have been called a lot worse. I can understand your mistype too..as I have been known to gurn at pedantic posts which sound like stuck gramophone records.

I try to give sources for my info... but do take them as you wish... and I hope you find .. Im generally polite too .

Here are the plugs from my workshop manual. It covers Mercury/mariner 25hp two stroke engines. Im not an expert..so older models than S/N Belgium 09807909 and US 0G044027 may use a different plug..but I don’t think so ?



Here is the order and torque setting to tighten down the exhaust cover bolts. I have no idea where you would get the gasket..as I have never needed to remove that cover. You could try contacting Black dog Marine ..the web site I posted the Nylon nut from. They supply me with my common supplies ..example impeller.. water pump gaskets.. carb kits etc. I think Turbo Diesel..who I initially contacted ..is still a member of this forum..so perhaps try PM him ? I was impressed by their internet service..and I get my stuff next day delivery. I have nothing to do with them ..just a happy customer



Failing that.. I have read Fenlander makes his own gaskets so you could ask him how its done. He is more technical with outboards than I am.
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Old 13 March 2016, 11:37   #189
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Jeff - loving going off topic - it's all really interesting.
Yes sorry about that hard not to reply, re plugs they should me marked up just change like for like

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>>> Fenlander makes his own gaskets so you could ask him how its done.

Keep to hand a pack of different thickness gasket sheet bought from Ebay. Place cover on material and draw round or the other way is to put the material on a total flat surface and tap it down with hide or rubber hammer so it leaves a light print.

Cut to shape with medium scissors, nail scissors, scalpel, craft knife etc as appropriate.

Any bolt holes can be made with a leather hole punch of the correct size.

If the gasket is exceptionally complex (such as if it separates any narrow internal passages) then sometimes the best option is to try and get the old one off intact and use a minimum amount of silicone gasket compound on one side then refit.
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