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Old 15 September 2011, 17:38   #21
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You know Gordy, it looks to me as if there might be a market for failed injectors - even if it only is beer money....
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Old 15 September 2011, 17:39   #22
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Sooo, the boat has been at the workshop to try to get the engines sorted as a result of drawing through salt water from the bust tank.

Oh, how I've laughed at now having to replace 12, yes thats 12 injectors.

Bloody boats.
Have you checked your insurance, you might be covered
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Old 15 September 2011, 17:42   #23
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Noooooo

Sorry to hear of your nightmares...

What did you pay for the injectors in the end (i'm almost afraid to ask !)
I'm paying just under 300 per injector.
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Old 15 September 2011, 20:36   #24
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Ouch.....

Any of the saddos who dissect one, can you post some pics up so this saddo can have a look too. Not worth a second mortgage for the postage on something broken
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Old 16 September 2011, 02:23   #25
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Ouch.....

Any of the saddos who dissect one, can you post some pics up so this saddo can have a look too. Not worth a second mortgage for the postage on something broken
Will do, look out for the "show us your dead injector" thread, it'll be in the "Sad Geek" section
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Old 16 September 2011, 04:50   #26
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suddenly a replacement carb seems like beer money......
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Old 16 September 2011, 07:50   #27
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I'm going to try the insurers. I think the problem will be that there is no event to link a claim too, its fair to assume that the knackered welds could have been caused by vibration/bangs from general use.

It would be more straightforward if I had just run the thing into the rocks!

Anyway given the total cost of repair is going to be about 5k its worth a try.
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Old 16 September 2011, 10:56   #28
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Although you haven't said, I'll put money on your tank being stainless. The tank is bound to flex in use as will the boat. Stainless is a risk, especially close to welded areas, it hates flexing. Go for an alloy tank as a replacement if you can. Although, like Bogmonster, I'd have expected fuel out before water in unless the water puddles over the crack.
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Yes, the tank was stainless, it wasn't an original Halmatic one and the welds looked a bit ropey. The Arctic has an open transom, so when laden and at rest the back of the tank ends up underwater, hence the water seeping in.
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OK, that makes sense but since the tank is subject to sea water then my advice is different in that you'll have to choose your alloy wisely should you decide to use aluminium alloy rather than stainless steel.
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