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Well done, We were in two house bay, Kawau. Great sail up there on Sat, touched 11.7 knots at one stage which is pretty good for us. Then back to Whangaparaoa today, about 50deg apparent in 20 knots true. Good sailing weekend... :-)

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Worked on removing the leaking injector pump from our Perkins 4108. In true british engineering fashion and after 6 hrs of cursing  the last bolt requires a 7/32 ball ended allen key bit on a 600 mm extension shaft with a universal joint in the middle. Gotta love old english diesel engines....not.

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1 hour ago, Frank said:

Worked on removing the leaking injector pump from our Perkins 4108. In true british engineering fashion and after 6 hrs of cursing  the last bolt requires a 7/32 ball ended allen key bit on a 600 mm extension shaft with a universal joint in the middle. Gotta love old english diesel engines....not.

at least they don't rust on the outside...

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On 14/12/2020 at 8:09 AM, aardvarkash10 said:

at least they don't rust on the outside...

The symptoms that caused it to be removed were interesting, basically the seal on the input shaft leaks causing fuel to contaminate the engine oil. Eventually the diesel rich mix gets to the point where it will support combustion then the engine revs madly independent of the throttle and the fuel cutoff wont stop it. To add to the alarm it is attended by billowing clouds of white exhaust, I'd  never heard of such a thing nor experienced it until now. In any case its a known issue with the CAV pumps on the Perkins but hopefully we have not done any damage, I stopped it by throwing it into gear when the revs cycled down.

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The other way to stop it is to block the air inlet. I've never experienced a run-away engine, but I have practiced blocking the air inlet at the silencer to kill the engine. Only issue with this is having to get up close to an engine that you are worried is going to explode...

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36 minutes ago, Fish said:

The other way to stop it is to block the air inlet. I've never experienced a run-away engine, but I have practiced blocking the air inlet at the silencer to kill the engine. Only issue with this is having to get up close to an engine that you are worried is going to explode...

I've seen a VERY large diesel go into runaway.  Ain't no way I was going anywhere near it and I suspect it would have sucked a horse up the intake with little obvious impact except to the horse.

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Weekend was great thanks!  Chamberlain Bay Saturday night - the view across to the riding lights of a packed Home Bay was spectacular at 11pm.

Home Bay to Coromandel (Te Kouma Wharf) the next day - it was meant to be a no wind day but we had a good run on a first leg to just off Happy Jack, and only started the iron sail as we turned into Coro Harbour.  Stooged across to Whanganui Island and had a pleasant lunch, swim and sunning before heading over to Te Kouma Harbour for the night.  There had to be over 150 craft of various types there.

Today, our first spinnaker run on Stepping Out,  with a kite that has to be 25 years old and showing every year of it!  More belly and wrinkles than a grandparent convention, and the sheets!  OMG!  Hand-eating 10mm that felt like they were glass impregnated.

Still, Te Kouma to Home Bay, Rotoroa in about 3 hours door to door in light a flukey wind.  Eat, drink, swim, sun at Rotoroa, then a kite run home to Clevedon.

Sunburnt, and I weigh more than when we left.

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1 hour ago, Black Panther said:

Found a new ice cream shop, only an hour in the dinghy to warkworth.

Wont the icecreams melt in an hour?

I was very pleasantly surprised to see how target rich Bon Accord is for icecreams... At the KBC and Mansion house cafe. Kids are starting to get an association with going sailing and binging on icecream :-)

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4 hours ago, Black Panther said:

Found a new ice cream shop, only an hour in the dinghy to warkworth.

Excellent craft beer bar in Warkworth.  According to a friend...

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The Deltas do get a bit squirrely going downwind with a bit of puff. I've tipped mine over a couple of times like that, giggling away the whole time! Lots of fun. 

I've met the designer a couple of times. He has a half size Delta on the roof of his launch. Super cute watching his grandkids row around in it. 

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Shifted house. Spent almost 25% of my life living in a shitty 57m2 apartment at the corner of busy and crazy streets.

Now we’re in 80m2 and 2nd row from the edge of town - much better for the kids. 
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moving out.

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new view 

 

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15 hours ago, aardvarkash10 said:

I see Brutalist is still a preferred architectural style in Europe.

 

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NO idea what you're talking about, Mate... Here in Zurich are some of the finest examples of architectural finesse  (in concrete)...

 

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