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Old 30 November 2009, 14:39   #1
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Advice needed please!

Hi everyone,

Been working on the old Flatacraft force 4 and have finally got the tubes air tight, bow dodger replaced and hull filled and sorted. Replaced the wheel bearings on the trailer and also fitted the new rollers.

I now need to source some perspex or suitable material for the windscreen. Does anyone know of any suppliers online I can try?

Being a complete newbie to outboards I need some advice regarding my engine. I've been running my Tohatsu 30hp in a bucket and so far so good- its running and pumping water fine. I've noticed an oil leak/weep from the prop where the castle nut with the split pin sits. Is this normally a seal that needs changing?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 30 November 2009, 14:53   #2
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Try a sign maker for screen material. You'll need polycarbonate, 5 or 6mm. You could also try e-bay, as there's loads of off-cuts on there.

Have you dropped the gear oil, or tried a pressure test on the casing? Is it gear oil that you can see on the shaft, or residual oil from the 2-stroke exhaust?

BTW, thread titles such as 'Advice Needed' hardly draw peoples' attention to your particular problems. There may be experts on screens (eg Nugent) who would overlook the thread, due to the ambiguous title.
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Glad to hear it's coming along OK.

The original screens were only 3 or 4mm smoked perspex, the very early ones had a moulded roll edge along the top that made them a bit more stiff, but the later ones didn't.

Thicker material may stress the fixtures along the front edge of the dash moulding too much when it's bent around it.

I've always picked up offcuts from local sign makers for screens.

I'm a little confused about where the oil is appearing as it sounds like you have the prop fitted and it's coming down the side of the shaft through the prop, and out by the castle nut.

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Hi everyone,

Been working on the old Fartacraft force 4 and have finally got the tubes air tight, bow dodger replaced and hull filled and sorted. Replaced the wheel bearings on the trailer and also fitted the new rollers.

I now need to source some perspex or suitable material for the windscreen. Does anyone know of any suppliers online I can try?
Nugent (a Ribnet member) is a topman in the Perspex world I've heard.
Or was it Spandex?
Or Latex?
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Old 30 November 2009, 18:11   #5
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What size of screen you after?

I have some Makralon which is a polycarbonate left over from Project Blue Venom, not sure on the thickness. It might be 5mm, but it's a clear screen.
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Nugent (a Ribnet member) is a topman in the Perspex world I've heard.
Or was it Spandex?
Or Latex?

latex all the way for me
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plenty sign companys in kent sure they will do an offcut for penny's
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Thanks for the advice, i went to a local company today and got some 4mm polycarbonate.

With regard to the engine- its not two stroke oil residue its gear oil I believe. After I've taken it out of the bucket I stood it back in the garage and I now have a substantial amount of oil dripping down the prop. Is there normally a seal between prop and spindle? I haven't pressure tested the casing yet or checked the level in the gear box.

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There are a couple of places the oil could be leaking from, not considering a crack. The most likely from your description is a rubber lip seal around the propshaft but in front of the propeller. Take the prop off, clean around the area and investigate the leak. Between the prop and the shaft there should only be a water resistent grease.
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