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Old 02 February 2012, 17:56   #101
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my question is where do find a proper spark plug spanner for Yamaha spark plugs!
I would have said google but

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Your search - spark plug spanner for Yamaha spark plugs - did not match any documents.
My Argos socket set easily removed my NGK plugs.
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Old 02 February 2012, 18:00   #102
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erm...I have bought various spanners but the plugs but none fit....I have a box spanner that fits but a bit iffy...

yes - google had failed me...
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Old 03 February 2012, 06:21   #104
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erm...I have bought various spanners but the plugs but none fit...
On my old Yam 50 I used a Halfords spark plug socket with a standard socket set and it was fine (I seem to have two different size spark plug sockets which have so far fitted every spark plug across outboards and car engines).
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Old 03 February 2012, 07:58   #105
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We were on the canal in my SIB and I had to steer in to the side to let a boat past. The prop hit something and I lost drive.
The split pin had sheared and I was able to change it as I had a spare with me, plus a pair of long nose pliers.
It would have taken about 3 hours to row back to where we parked the van.
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I have two spark plug sockets both don't fit. it's the first generation of yamaha 50 four stroke , only spanner that fitted was a chainsaw spanner!
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Ouch - I suppose that at least the chainsaw spanner is light to carry around !
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I have two spark plug sockets both don't fit. it's the first generation of yamaha 50 four stroke , only spanner that fitted was a chainsaw spanner!

Brilliant image of trying to change plugs with an actual chainsaw
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Remove outboard using chainsaw
Change spark plugs using chainsaw spanner
Refit outboard
Done ...
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OK I'm convinced about the plugs and now the split pin (but I need to practice removing the prop in the garage first)

Just the starter cord and propeller left for experience of need.
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OK I'm convinced about the plugs and now the split pin (but I need to practice removing the prop in the garage first)

Just the starter cord and propeller left for experience of need.
Call around one evening after work if your unsure about anything and I'll show you how to go on with the prop ,starter cord.
I have pm/ed you .mart.
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A note to say thanks m.
A safe 2012 after your advice and I've this week serviced the outboard, new sparks, gear box oil, prop off greased and back on.
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Safety first Ill pick up a kit myself good info
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I though I'd update and bump this as it was always such a useful topic. I've carried my stuff as in the pics for some time now. Dry bag for clothes, food, water etc. Main Pelicase (strapped down when underway) with anchor, spares, tools, first aid kit, electronics and numerous other bits and bobs. Makes a great seat too when pootling. I've always found it essential in a SIB to have some decent ballast up front, handling and trim is poor otherwise.



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Nice setup with that Pelicase Max. We're on hols this week and out in the Honwave daily. As you know our preference is for assembling with two seats. One has a seatbag under which takes all the heavier stuff like anchor. The rest of our stuff such as food/drink, Garmin, Flares, waterproofs etc etc is distributed between three floating drybags such as the one you have in the bow (I think). These loose tie under the seats so they can't get thrown out.

This week though I've been having a ruthless slimming down of the things we carry as it adds so much weight. For example I've always carried a spare prop and all the tools to swap but that was very much because we have been holidaying around the Scottish west coast, doesn't seem so crucial with the sand/mud in the east.

Utterly brilliant weather this week, bit windy at times though. I'll do a little report on the Honwave T35AE + Mariner 15 when I get back.
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Definitely this is my favourite thread.
What's that piece of wood for? Compass and Garmin? Is that an extra compass or a clock? What's that orange thing in the left? What's that yellow and orange stuff beside the manometer?
I put my petrol can in the front for ballast. Also, my huge anchor is kept in a rubber bucket tied there.
This year I replaced my dry bag with a black one, I couldn't find anothet color in Madrid. That's not going to be a lucky idea this summer. I prefer your orange bag.
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What's that piece of wood for? Compass and Garmin? Is that an extra compass or a clock? What's that orange thing in the left? What's that yellow and orange stuff beside the manometer?
I put my petrol can in the front for ballast. Also, my huge anchor is kept in a rubber bucket tied there.
This year I replaced my dry bag with a black one, I couldn't find anothet color in Madrid. That's not going to be a lucky idea this summer. I prefer your orange bag.
Wood is the essential raiser block for a Twat 9.8 on a SIB.

Small Silva compass always carried - the larger one is a Silva 70.

Orange bag with anchor and chain.

Dayglo orange dry bags make a great attention grabber if ever needed.

VHF is always clipped to LJ.

Milk container is cut down as a bailer and doubles as a holder for tools and other spares. Pretty much the other stuff is as everyone else carries - folding bucket, valves, repair stuff, carabiners, charts, paracord, guages, wire, torch, multitool, knife, fishing kit...etc
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I have (temporarily) downsized to a SIB and spend my Daze zipping around and fishing in sheltered waters less than two miles from a safe shore. The SIB is a tiny 2.7m tender that is rated for F4 and below. I try to keep the weight down but my OCD has cut in. I carry a Pelicase of the stuff shown in the pics. In addition I have a small bag of ground gear and whatever task appropriate kit I need.

Anyway, the Pelicase is full and I think I need to add a tiny adjustable spanner and a screwdriver or two. Any (useful) thoughts?
Waterproof bag for phone or vhf or camera?
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Whatever my wife tells me to put on it!!!
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very impressive - OCD is a good thing
now how about listing the bits for those of us who don't recognise them - or is it like one of those party games where you cover it up and we have to list the bits?!

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