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Forum: Engines & props 25 July 2015, 17:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pedrode
All running as normal today. Decided it was bad...

All running as normal today. Decided it was bad loading. Had the wife too far forward.
Forum: Engines & props 24 July 2015, 17:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pedrode
Thanks willk. I usually find that when there are...

Thanks willk. I usually find that when there are a number of possibilities, it's the expensive one that turns out to be the right answer. I hadn't considered the bushes...mind you I would have...
Forum: Engines & props 24 July 2015, 16:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pedrode
Cavitation...I think....

First experience of what I believe was cavitation today. Accelerating to go on the plane and revs suddenly climbed while boat seemed to stall in the water. Initially thought it was an engine fault...
Forum: Engines & props 24 July 2015, 16:12
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By Pedrode
Paintman, just wanted to say thanks for your...

Paintman, just wanted to say thanks for your advice. It turned out that the cable was fine. The rod was seized at the engine end. It took some shifting - but after a thorough clean and re-greasing...
Forum: Engines & props 17 May 2015, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By Pedrode
Thanks. I'll go back next weekend and have a...

Thanks. I'll go back next weekend and have a fresh look. Appreciate the advice. Cheers
Forum: Engines & props 17 May 2015, 15:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By Pedrode
Confused (its not the first time and it wont be the last)

Thanks paintman. The videos are very helpful. Think I understand how to remove from the steering wheel end now. What's confusing me is that I have loosened the cable end and the cable (or at least...
Forum: Engines & props 17 May 2015, 11:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By Pedrode
Siezed steering

Looking for some advice on steering. Mine is completely seized and I assume it is the cable. Ive undone the cable at the engine end (pic) and undone the steering arm linkage. I have no idea though...
Forum: Engines & props 01 November 2014, 19:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By Pedrode
Not sure about your specific engine. On mine...

Not sure about your specific engine. On mine (older mariner 60) you also spray directly into carbs as well while engine is running, one at a time until it stalls. There are some good videos online...
Forum: Engines & props 13 October 2014, 17:24
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By Pedrode
If it starts again after 5 mins, might that...

If it starts again after 5 mins, might that suggest a temperature issue i.e the engine needs to cool before it re-starts. Had a similar issue (different engine) and turned out to be a leaky...
Forum: Engines & props 13 October 2014, 16:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By Pedrode
Thanks all. Decided on a new cable and will add...

Thanks all. Decided on a new cable and will add the fittings as described. One of many winter projects. Out today in some decent chop - great fun and reminded me that the constant maintenance is...
Forum: Engines & props 12 October 2014, 15:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By Pedrode
Thanks all. I know this is a stupid question but...

Thanks all. I know this is a stupid question but how would I know if it's cable or hydraulic?
Forum: Engines & props 12 October 2014, 04:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By Pedrode
Sticky steering

Looking for some help / advice. Boat is a 5mtr Humber with a 60 mariner. After I've left the boat for a few weeks the steering virtually seizes. With some persuasion it frees and gets better with use...
Forum: Engines & props 16 April 2014, 04:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Pedrode
I would change the third plug as well. If two...

I would change the third plug as well. If two were done, the third won't be far behind. Intrigued by the kill cord thing. If the kill switch is working, the engine shouldn't fire at all so not sure...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 16 April 2014, 04:38
Replies: 0
Views: 739
Posted By Pedrode
Re-wiring a Garmin GPS receiver

Anyone know how to remove the top of one of these to provide access to the wiring? There is a small screw on the underside which I've removed. I assumed the top would then unscrew but it doesn't...
Forum: Engines & props 14 April 2014, 13:35
Replies: 24
Views: 3,550
Posted By Pedrode
Cheers Steve, love that start of season feeling,...

Cheers Steve, love that start of season feeling, especially when she fires up first time! Meant to add, the weather was never good enough to get back down to Arran (what a bloody awful winter!) until...
Forum: Engines & props 14 April 2014, 12:49
Replies: 24
Views: 3,550
Posted By Pedrode
Well, in case anyone has been biting their nails...

Well, in case anyone has been biting their nails all winter wondering...it started first time. I have however, banished the spray grease to the back corner of the shed. Phew!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2014, 05:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By Pedrode
Perfect thanks!

Perfect thanks!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 March 2014, 05:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By Pedrode
Glue which will work on hypalon and plastic / rubber

The season approaches! Looking for some glue advice. A tiny tear has appeared where the tubes join the transom on my treasured Humber assault. One of those things that looks as if it will get worse...
Forum: RIB gallery 09 November 2013, 16:02
Replies: 28
Views: 3,739
Posted By Pedrode
Speaking of big fellas. September weekend off...

Speaking of big fellas. September weekend off Arran.
Forum: RIBase Member Registry 05 November 2013, 15:10
Replies: 0
Views: 2,882
Posted By Pedrode
The black mark :: 2001 Humber Assault

The black mark :: 0 Humber Assault (2013-11-05 14:10:41)
Forum: Engines & props 04 November 2013, 20:53
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Pedrode
[QUOTE="Kernow Buoy;580390"]Bad isn't it, to be...

[QUOTE="Kernow Buoy;580390"]Bad isn't it, to be fair it does look like someone's reached for the wrong can! /QUOTE]

And that.

Just away to kick myself again....
Forum: Engines & props 04 November 2013, 20:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Pedrode
And that

And that
Forum: Engines & props 04 November 2013, 20:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Pedrode
Ok, I was asking for that.

Ok, I was asking for that.
Forum: Engines & props 03 November 2013, 17:48
Replies: 24
Views: 3,550
Posted By Pedrode
Thanks Bob - I'm just away to empty out the...

Thanks Bob - I'm just away to empty out the wife's Chanel. Although with my luck, my next thread will be 'how long does it take to grow back eyebrows'!
Forum: Engines & props 03 November 2013, 16:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,550
Posted By Pedrode
Thanks Bob, I did turn the engine over on the key...

Thanks Bob, I did turn the engine over on the key with the plugs out as you suggested to try and eject some of the grease from the cylinders - didn't actually re-start it - but I suspect it's the...
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