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by Diomedea
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dam, Nice boat!
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Dam, Nice boat!

Big dam, small boat.
by Diomedea
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Official CMBA Events
Topic: CMBA autumn meeting at Ivy Lake Chichester cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 1493

Re: CMBA autumn meeting at Ivy Lake Chichester cancelled

Great shame but very understandable.
Roll on 2021
by Diomedea
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: The Boatshed
Topic: Galvanic corrosion on Pearly Miss
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

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: 1930

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: 2198

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: 2198

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: 2198

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: 4804

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: 4804

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: 4804

Re: Engine cutting out - potential causes

Hi there, did you sort your issue?
Do tell.