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by Diomedea
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Internet Finds
Topic: Delta V8
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Delta V8

That was around a year or two ago
by Diomedea
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Galvanic corrosion on Pearly Miss
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Galvanic corrosion on Pearly Miss

I’ve done some checking and it seems that “Galvanic Isolators” place a block in the Earth lead which, from what I can tell is probably four diodes in bridge format, ie two pairs in series but back to back. This gives a 1.2 volt barrier so there is no galvanic current path. For all other purposes the...
by Diomedea
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Galvanic corrosion on Pearly Miss
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Galvanic corrosion on Pearly Miss

Galvanic corrosion needs contact between two metals which are apart on the periodic table and moisture. The same materials can cope if it’s wet, different materials if it’s dry. Two or more different materials and moisture equals problem. I think there are two issues here, one at the switch body whi...
by Diomedea
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: can any one identify this boat
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: can any one identify this boat

Looking at the transom it's strange. You can see where the original holes were. Below that is another set of holes which looks like it could have been modified for an outdrive, lastly the plate has been properly riveted.
Strange - did the seller know any history?
by Diomedea
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: can any one identify this boat
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: can any one identify this boat

Hello, even the lengthwise bearers and the cooling pods say it's an Albatross. The number might be on the keg (if it's till there), on the seat back - but I think that's gone and the footwell hatch - but I think that's gone. Re the engine and gearbox, this looks very unlikely due to the very limited...
by Diomedea
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: can any one identify this boat
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: can any one identify this boat

I’m sure it started life as an Albatross but has been severely butchered. The side opening bonnet is interesting but again, I think, nor original. The transom is not strong enough To take an outboard as it stands. I recall some other pics recently, I think the dashboard and front cockpit bulkhead an...
by Diomedea
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Engine cutting out - potential causes
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Engine cutting out - potential causes

There is no good reason for the switch to be hot unless the contacts are dirty which would have complex results, including be8ng intermittent. Yes, it could be that the switch is bad. An easy test is to have a 12 v filament bulb across the coil. It should light when the points are closed and be a bi...
by Diomedea
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Engine cutting out - potential causes
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Engine cutting out - potential causes

Keep going, please recheck that you have a spark when it won’t start, it’s possible that there’s still something in the electrics. Also, I’ve had a magnetic electronic ignition fail quite quickly and give the symptoms you have. If you have a spark then go for fuel pump diaphragm, blocked or dirty ta...
by Diomedea
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Engine cutting out - potential causes
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Engine cutting out - potential causes

Hi there, did you sort your issue?
Do tell.
by Diomedea
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

Re: Boat Insurance

I use Navigators and General and tried to move to more than one boat on one policy in the simple basis that for third party the risk in when the boat in in the water and there will only be one of two on the water at any time. Quick answer - No! Also, and I suppose there is some justification for cur...