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Old 29 November 2005, 16:51   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
Originally Posted by Pete7
The gearbox is fairly standard stuff, surely someone in Belfast can replace a seal in a gearbox.
Slaphead, he might be a good hour or so away but one excellent gentleman of the engine/RIBbing world is Paul Ferry of Ferryman RIBs.

He certainly did some good work on an engine for us once just over a year ago.


Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
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Old 05 December 2005, 02:59   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Island Harbour IOW
Boat name: Sharkie
Make: Halmatic Pacific 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: inboard diesel
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 11
Sharkie's Rams

Hi All,
yep, the shark is out of the water again. The bellows developed a sinister 'knife blade' looking split and water went into the people tank.
So, a quick lift out by Richardsons onto a good friend's trailer (on loan after some stupid company in gosport decided to gas-axe mine up and ditch it - long story). So, I ordered the bits from good old £ancing Marine and started stripping the leg. The transom collar that supports the bellows has a hole 1 inch diameter in it at about 2 o' clock and some damage to the bottom as well, so it was worth stripping it out. I soaked the leg gears by wedging it with red diesel to get any water etc and on draining, the diesel looked quite good still. BUT, while taking it all apart I noticed a lot of corrosion on the lift rams, so I stripped them out.
When Richardsons re-built the transom completely for me earlier on this year, it was all tiddly and painted blue (2 part poly I think) and I thought all would be well. On removing the rams, I noted that they had been painted in situ, and because they have 'plastic' collars each end, are electrically isolated from the enormous mushroom anodes they fitted. Now, I note that the hoses are metal braided. Are they supposed to be the electrical path for corrosion protection?

More importantly, has anyone got a write off leg with a couple of rams they want to get rid of? Oh yeah and a transom bellows collar? Pleeeeese

I guess it is back to the yard.
Good news is how easy it is to take the leg off. Wish I had done it myself last time.

Any ideas folks?

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Old 05 December 2005, 03:14   #13
Country: UK - England
Town: nr Lymington
Boat name: JU-JU
Make: Halmatic PAC22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140.5 Mermaid
Join Date: Sep 2003
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Maybe here sternpowr 101 parts Des

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