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by david.peat
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Hi Don thanks for the info,I have a bilge pump that works fine on auto and Manuel. So going back to the auto bailer I guess I should disconnect the rubber tube and block the outlet to the hull is that correct before I take it to the broads for the first time ?
by david.peat
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Clutch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Clutch problem ?

Thanks for the reply Matt,Im sucking all this info in as i'm new to power boating but have done quit a bit of sailing right from a kid just did'nt want all that rope pulling any more lol.
by david.peat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Thanks again drrot cheers mate
by david.peat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Clutch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Clutch problem ?

Hi drrot,thanks again,have lot of WD40 so will give that mouse a good soaking.with regard to the neutral does that mean it's reverse and thats the reason to always have someone behind the wheel unless we turn the engine off ?,
by david.peat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Clutch problem ?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Clutch problem ?

Hello all, Have had the runabout for a few weeks now and desided to dry start the engine and all seems good except for the mouse that seems to be coming from the propeller shaft ? but my question is that I supposedly had the drive in nuetral which I thought would mean that the propeler shaft would n...
by david.peat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: 1948 16ft Runabout what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 471

1948 16ft Runabout what is it

Hello every one,quite new on here and to power boating.my question is what is this pipe ? it looks like it has an air bleed to the top of the pipe and has an outlet in the hull.Im guessing that it is some form of bilge vent maybe
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by david.peat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Soaking
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Soaking

Thanks ddrot iv'e now stopped that and will be trying her in the water next week,have checked the bilge pump out and that works OK so fingers crossed for next week
by david.peat
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Soaking
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Soaking

Thanks for the reply and advice Matt, will probably give her a soak in the norfolk broads next week just to see if she seals up completely and then take her out for the winter and store over gravel.
by david.peat
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: On the Hard
Topic: Soaking
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Soaking

Hello to all,Im a newbie so please be nice,Im new to wooden boating and have just brought and imported to the UK from the States a 1948 Chris Craft runabout which has been dry stored for a number of years. When I initially brought the boat home I put a hose into the boat and she leaked like a sieve,...