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Old 09 March 2004, 16:29   #31
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Ian glad you started this thread

Hi Pete
Now, was it my intention to keep the Pacific 22 at the top of the thread chain, maybe .
Are you coming down to see the sinking of HMS Scilla ????

Them siphon things sound a very good idea, or a bl**dy fuel gauge.
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Old 10 March 2004, 18:18   #32
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As you are a bloke you will find the method of operation familiar!

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Sorry, don't know what you are talking about, see i am married.
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Old 11 March 2004, 04:35   #33
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Ian, sadly my P22 is still in for some very expensive repairs therefore may not be ready in time

Also I fear that the diving rable will be on her before she even hits the deck to claim "I was first" & "I penetrated the wreck" each of them armed with a 7lb lump hammer twin cylinders, distance lines et-al.

A smart cooke however would be there selling t shirts and a divers guide to the wreck etc.

If you are keeping the existing console then it could be disconnected, deck lifted and the tank changed with reasonable ease. The throttle control box however is cheap and tacky so you should consider changing this for something better.

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Old 11 March 2004, 17:09   #34
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How come yours needs all these expensive repairs, i was told these were bomb proof.

I will change the tank over the next winter i think, i want to use it first, then by the winter there will be more to do anyway.

I was going to go out for a play today but thought it would be a good idea to check out the fuel system, took the top off the tank, cork, gasket was shot, fuel had been leaking out.
Loads of sludge in the bottom and floating around, so i have drained the tank and cleaned it out.
The fuel pickup pipe is a one peice tube that goes to within 15 mm of the bottom, tried to get a sender unit for the tank but could not get local, so that will be done later.

The engine controls are fine, there is an Ultraflex control fitted, not a standard item, i would say.

Didn't go out, as it started sleeting and it was blowing quite hard, it was stinging my eyes just walking down the marina.
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Ian hi, they are pretty bomb proof, however 3 tonnes of old yacht ran into the back of her whilst she was being re fulled last August and I am still fighting the compensation claim for loss of charter work.

The damage was to the A frame and top of the transom, and a few bits and pieces. GRP work is completed and exemplary so with the fittings replaced she should be back shortly.

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Ouch, Thats the trouble with people who hang there washing up on big sticks, they haven't gotta clue, this stems from folks having to avoid them out at sea, so they think everyone is going to move out of there way, parked or not.

Bet there were some choice words muttered ,
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Old 14 March 2004, 13:06   #37
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ian,

there is a fuel adjustment screw normally with a small cover on it on the top of the injection pump. if you screw it in gently that will up the fuel. this can be done by a pump specialist who will hit you for over 200 pounds, or you can adjust it yourself (which no one will recommend!) by simply taking it out to sea and screwing it in slightly. A common thing to go wrong on these fuel systems is air leaks. So that would be the next check - an air leak in to the system will make it hard to start sometimes and a lack of power, then possibly misfiring.

With reference to your fuel tank, a local aluminium welder will make you one which will fit perfectly for 200 - 250 pounds, if you are careful, you can lift the console sideways and upwards at the front and slip it under, thus not having to replace it or rewire it. I think Pete7 has some photos o\in the gallery of this being done and I also have put some in. good luck.
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there is a fuel adjustment screw

Many thanks Neville
I think i will first check the boost pressure with another gauge, as i feel something is not right, i went out for a play on Saturday, coming back into Brixham, into a force 4/5 it still managed 31.6 knots with a damaged prop, 2500 rpm and boost was reading just over 0.6 bar, i have run with the engine cover off ( got a freind to drive, as i though i had a water leak ) and didn't hear any air leaks, i will get the tank altered and put a gauge in which is more important IMHO, fueling up is not a problem, running out is.
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Ian, if you can achieve 31 knots there is not alot wrong that boat except that the prop might be a little to big so very slow acceleration.

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i did get 32.5 once with the wind behind me and undamaged prop, i don't know if the acceleration is slow or not, i think it is OK, i am happy wiv it. just worried about running out of fuel, fuel barge for the marina is comming back for another month +.
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