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Old 28 September 2016, 08:11   #41
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Thanks for the tips but no need to worry! My brother in law (whose yard the boat is in) is a mechanic and we are putting on new wheels and other parts (brakes etc). The trailer is the one bit I am OK on - ie brother in law is fixing it!! LOL

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Old 28 September 2016, 09:24   #42
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fair point Ben re-age i was looking at the pic on the second page which doesn't look half bad then went back to the first pics such a shame for a boat to be left like that.

but mode you have it sorted with the brother in law why not jack her up on blocks get the trailer out and they can be both worked on at the same time.
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Old 28 September 2016, 11:33   #43
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Thanks for the tips but no need to worry! My brother in law (whose yard the boat is in) is a mechanic and we are putting on new wheels and other parts (brakes etc). The trailer is the one bit I am OK on - ie brother in law is fixing it!! LOL

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OK , that's great !

Did you ever find a marine engineer in Essex ? If not , try The Boat Shop in Rainham , Essex ........tel 01708 523016 ..... They may be able to help .
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Old 28 September 2016, 12:13   #44
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I found "Mike the Outboard" in Southend who travels to the engine!

Waiting for him to come back to me with a date though! Am chasing him!
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Hi All

Productive morning at the boat today:-

Fitted new winch and jockey wheel to the trailer. (pic)
Repaired three pin prick holes in the tubes (pic with one coat of the glue drying!)
Fixed the rubbing strake where it had detached.
Applied coat of conditioner to the tubes (picture attached - it is not dried in this but I think the tubes will look as good as new once it has dried!)

I also looked into the petrol tank and it looks in very good clean condition - (pic also attached). I don't think I will need to flush this out!

All good really!

Oh and engine man booked in for Wednesday!

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Looking good mode did you use that paint to bring up the tubes etc or just good old fashioned elbow grease & cleaner.

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The latter! Cleaner and conditioner!
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The latter! Cleaner and conditioner!
Fair play great result coming on well

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I also looked into the petrol tank and it looks in very good clean condition - (pic also attached). I don't think I will need to flush this out!

Oh and engine man booked in for Wednesday!

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Good pic of looking down the fuel pipe (not always easy). While it does look clear and clean within the area of what is showing in the pic, I would still recommend draining the old fuel left in the tank. I wouldn't use that fuel for the mechanic to revive and tune the engine, better to use a temporary tank with fresh & clean fuel connected directly to the engine giving the the mechanic a better chance to identify the health of the engine.

Using potentially old fuel can be problematic and cause delays and extra time (=costs) with the mechanic.

I would not be surprised if you have water separation and possible other problems with the fuel that has has been sitting abandoned for so long. The photo's of the boat sitting in the field abandoned does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling or lot of trust in the fuel. Best not to risk it after thinking about the pro's & con's.

Good luck and I'm pushing for ya. If the engine is good then you have done extremely well with the purchase. Cheers
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Thanks for the tip - I had intended to drain the tank and use new - shiuld have mentioned that!

The tank looked ok though!

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