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Old 25 May 2013, 19:23   #261
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Are you sure? He's sitting in the bright yellow Action Man Sib at the moment. He keeps asking me if I know where there's any Seariders going cheap
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Old 25 May 2013, 19:35   #262
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Are you sure? He's sitting in the bright yellow Action Man Sib at the moment. He keeps asking me if I know where there's any Seariders going cheap
Does he have a sewing machine?
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Old 25 May 2013, 21:43   #263
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Does he have a sewing machine?
He's knitted, he's MADE of sewing!
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Old 30 May 2013, 13:12   #264
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After I had the motor running in the Thames the other week, I made a mental note of all the gauge readings and checked that everything was ok, but it appears my water pressure was a little low at 0.7psi at tickover.

After a chat with Turbodiesel, I pulled the lower cowl off and removed/checked the poppet valve (circled) which appeared to have been reinstalled badly-a grommet had come adrift and was allowing the water pressure to drop. Rebuild pieces on the way-if it's apart, I might as well make sure it's good.It seems to be mentioned a lot on Optis and it's a bit awkward to take the lower cowl off with the motor rigged.

Started the long and grim job of cleaning the tubes as well. They come up well, but the rubbing strake appears discoloured.

Anyone know how to get the discolouration off without sanding it off? I'm thinking MEK as TFR has failed.
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Old 30 May 2013, 13:38   #265
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Are you sure? He's sitting in the bright yellow Action Man Sib at the moment. He keeps asking me if I know where there's any Seariders going cheap
There is only one rib nobber I know who wears a big hat like that to cover his gingervitus!
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Old 30 May 2013, 13:51   #266
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Mentioning no names, but I know of someone who uses MEK to bring the shine back to rubbing strake. Seems it disolves the surface layer, but as you suggested it you probably know this . Might remove dis-colouration, worth a try on a small area I guess.
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Old 30 May 2013, 13:59   #267
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I was told the hypalon thinners by henshaws? But the PVC thinners makes more sense although they are quite similar.
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Mentioning no names, but I know of someone who uses MEK to bring the shine back to rubbing strake. Seems it disolves the surface layer, but as you suggested it you probably know this . Might remove dis-colouration, worth a try on a small area I guess.
I didn't actually, thanks. I was only going to try it because I bought a gallon of MEK on ebay a few weeks ago as it was cheaper than buying a small pot from Force 4.
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matt, just use normal thinners
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i use thinners with a synthetic brillo pad. works well
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