more attempts at getting the beast out of gear - and while I was fixing it 12 canal boats turned up at Wisbech to get ready to cross the Wash - saw one of them do a remakable thing with a bit of rope - I learned something new.
I think you need to lose more skin from your knuckles before the beast will succumb. Glad to see you replaced the impellor and fuel filter.
all the best—-
I always try to follow the advice of KTL sailors
although some of them are clearly deranged – many of them speak good sense.
How much blood sacrifice will the beast demand before giving way?
Hi Dylanno link here to download a movie file… can you fix this ??thanks !!Z
Dylan – the hitch that you saw demonstrated is called a lightermans hitch. It is quite well known and is an excellent way of securing a line to a single post, as you have seen. It is very secure but can be undone very easily even when under load.
never seen one done before
he did it really neatly and quickly – I was impressed with the way those blokes were handling their boats. You see so many holiday mobos making a hash of it on the canals that when you see those guys in action – it is impressive – one of them had a bow thruster
I am pleased they are keeping such techniques alive
How bizarre!!! I changed the impeller and fuel filters on NIP, (the spawn of the slug) this weekend too…own up who had the idea first??
My knuckles remained mercifully intact throughout the entire operation, however the spawn managed to swallow 1 x screwdiver, 1 x spanner, 1 x 12mm socket and various screws and washers into the bilge..and I bet you didn’t break your seawater strainer off at the base..Doh!
PS: have since retrieved the screwdriver…the other items have earned their freedom….
presume no luck with the gearbox as was going to suggest(before u ripped u hand open) to release the UJ BOLTS and see if u slide the propshaft backwards a few mms so i ucan get enough in the geartrain to allow gear to change…. any best of with the volvo impellor next is the johnson impellor(u need 3 left hands put the impellor gear change and water pipe back together…) ”impellor fun” so much better watch than to have to do…..
volvo – gearchange ….spoke to my mate who replaced an M1 With an MD2 in his Halycon 24 a rebuilt the MD2 from scratch.. replaced bearings rings the lot but his gearbox wouldnt engage fwd and made dreadful racket but it was the gearchange arm bent and eaten away so didnt move far enough,,, he suggests remove the gear arm he seems to recall he gotit disconnected ok rewelded it straightened it a made ”pip” on end so moved the selector ok,
hope this helps…
perhaps u need to ” to get the beer in” for your engineering team from up north who fixed the mounts to apply their engineering knowledge to this problem…..
let us all know if u need a contribution to the ”Beer for Engineering Fund”