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:
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.
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.