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by Mike Killay
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Photos vanished
Replies: 8
Views: 5590

Re: Photos vanished

Thanks,
Mike
by Mike Killay
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Photos vanished
Replies: 8
Views: 5590

Photos vanished

Is it just my computer?
All the photos have gone. When I click on the blocks, it says image no longer available.
by Mike Killay
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Serial Number Identifier
Replies: 99
Views: 103488

Re: Serial Number Identifier

John, The flywheel itself is totally enclosed. There is a small blue plastic disc in the top of the part of the flywheel where the rope starter is wound. The tank is steel, oblong, and covered in what seems to be blue plastic. The engine is in very good condition and runs well. It was an executor sa...
by Mike Killay
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Serial Number Identifier
Replies: 99
Views: 103488

Re: Serial Number Identifier

My 40 minus has the number
EF 195 BB3
The engine identifier says made in 1973.
BUT directly underneath, it says that EF engines were made in the 1980's
Confused.
by Mike Killay
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunday Cruising
Replies: 13
Views: 6970

Re: Sunday Cruising

Thanks Adrian.
I have a 2.4 meter at the moment but find it too small.
Mike
by Mike Killay
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunday Cruising
Replies: 13
Views: 6970

Re: Sunday Cruising

Could you please tell what boat you have, size and type of floor?
Mike
by Mike Killay
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: thrust and bhp
Replies: 32
Views: 17188

Re: thrust and bhp

What I have difficulty with is that the 40 power head coupled to a 40 minus leg and propeller will produce (allegedly) 45 lbs. thrust.
Swap the same power head onto a 40 plus leg and the power apparently climbs to 55 lbs.
by Mike Killay
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just so that you all know
Replies: 5
Views: 3969

Re: Just so that you all know

Adrian Dale wrote:Change the pitch/diameter of the prop and change the bollard pull.. there are many variables in this type of testing

AJ
Is that why the featherweight is only quoted at 45lbs, but the same engine with 40 plus leg is quoted at 55lbs?
by Mike Killay
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just so that you all know
Replies: 5
Views: 3969

Just so that you all know

On the weekend I tested a 1983 Mariner 2 hp on flat water in a cutting off the Thames.
It developed a bollard pull of 50 lbs.
by Mike Killay
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: oil leak
Replies: 17
Views: 12070

Re: oil leak

Thanks Charles. I was wrongly advised and bought 90 oil, I have 140 on order. My guess is that the 'leak' was unburnt oil from the combustion chamber gathered in the exhaust. I have now used the engine quite a bit and can say that I am a convert. Seagulls obviously have their draw backs, mainly leak...
by Mike Killay
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Leaking fuel cap
Replies: 15
Views: 10506

Re: Leaking fuel cap

Charles, Yes my new top washer is some sort of fibre, but as I say, it is not thick enough. I don't know whether my fuel cap is defective, but it seems fairly new. If you take the washer off and tighten the screw, it does not go all the way down leaving a 1.3mm gap. Because the washer is only 1.3 mm...
by Mike Killay
Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Erratic RPM Forty Featherweight.
Replies: 13
Views: 8377

Re: Erratic RPM Forty Featherweight.

Did you look at the plug?
I would not be surprised if it was white.
I had a similar situation with a Mariner 2hp. Turned out that the air screw on top of the tank cap was getting obstructed.
by Mike Killay
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Leaking fuel cap
Replies: 15
Views: 10506

Re: Leaking fuel cap

Charles , I did, as explained above, the new washer etc. could not work satisfactorily
by Mike Killay
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Leaking fuel cap
Replies: 15
Views: 10506

Re: Leaking fuel cap

Phil, That is very kind of you but no need. The rubber washer is still steeping in petrol with no ill effect so far. As for Sikaflex, it is a polyurethane mastic and is so effective that they say 'It will stick ice to water!' It does not dissolve in anything, so when building campervans etc. if you ...
by Mike Killay
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Leaking fuel cap
Replies: 15
Views: 10506

Re: Leaking fuel cap

Phil,
I am testing this rubber washer, so far, so good but I suspect that it will not hold up long term.
Plan B is to make a sheet of 2mm thick Sikoflex between two oiled sheets of glass and use that!