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by Tom Overs
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Showers
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: Showers

On our 32 we have a shower curtain that comes around you, it stops 90% of the water splashing over everything. We then just dry with a towel and leave the window open to ventilate. One addition is a switch that turns off the water at the shower head so that we don't use too much water by leaving it ...
by Tom Overs
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Gate lock repair.
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Gate lock repair.

Many on here will have problems with gate hardware. In my case the spring loading wasn't working, which allowed the gate to lift whilst underway. Having suffered this for two seasons and worried that somebody ( me) would fall overboard with an open gate, I decided it was time to sort the problem. Re...
by Tom Overs
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: window rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: window rebuild

I used a block of wood against the inside edge, and a wooden mallet. No sealant on mine and came away without any damage.
I also stripped the felt seal and replaced with a new strip.

Tom.
by Tom Overs
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: IDing stuck injector
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: IDing stuck injector

Hope I'm not too late with this.....
Please be very careful as the fuel is delivered at very high pressure.
Tom.
by Tom Overs
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: cleaning heat exchanger problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: cleaning heat exchanger problem

Oliver..... Problem one, if you remove the heat exchanger, you can clean it out with kettle descaler, you will also be able to check the condition of the tubes. Problem two, check the thermostat isn't stuck. The two systems are separate and from what you have said I think you may have a head gasket ...
by Tom Overs
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: bronze rub rail removal
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: bronze rub rail removal

It won't be the bronze rub rail that's causing the staining, it could be

1. Somebody has fitted screws that aren't Silicabronze, and the staining is rust.
2. As already stated colour from teak, which would mean that water is getting in somewhere.

Difficult to tell from photos.
Tom.
by Tom Overs
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: 1971 grand banks i saved
Replies: 8
Views: 2880

Re: 1971 grand banks i saved

Congratulations.
I spent 3 years rebuilding Little Ship and now still enjoy the fruits of my labours some 15 years later.
I will say that the hard work never ends and each year I find something else to do.
Have a look at Little Ships web page on here.
Again.... Very well done.
Tom
by Tom Overs
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Pencil anodes
Replies: 5
Views: 2433

Re: Pencil anodes

Bernie...... I'll "whittle" some from an old anode if I need to. :shock: :)
by Tom Overs
Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Pencil anodes
Replies: 5
Views: 2433

Pencil anodes

I need to order a couple of pencil anodes for the Lehman heat exchanger, didn't know there were so many different types.

Can somebody tell me the correct length that's required, I'm away from LS at the moment.

Tom.
by Tom Overs
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Soft cabin wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 5544

Re: Soft cabin wood.

That shows exactly where the water enters the cable run. Mine is now all repaired and painted but my water ingress was the frame of the window.
It's a difficult section to make it look correct as its slightly bent and needs careful cutting and fairing.
Post photos of your repair.
Tom.
by Tom Overs
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Screen wash tap
Replies: 0
Views: 1859

Screen wash tap

The water tap for the screen wash on LS has started to leak and drips on the screen. I've stripped it down and it's beyond a service repair. Is there anywhere that can provide a service kit or a replacement for the original one. I've managed to stop it passing but now won't allow water through when ...
by Tom Overs
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: bathroom cabinets sliding door removal
Replies: 11
Views: 3728

Re: bathroom cabinets sliding door removal

A very thin driver pushed in at the top of the door will push the spring loaded guides down. It's then possible to pull the top of the door forward and lift off the bottom rollers.
by Tom Overs
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Soft cabin wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 5544

Re: Soft cabin wood.

I'm on the final lap with this project, here is a photo of the first paint on the new wood after "fairing" it in. This area has a slight curve which is difficult to achieve on a short infill piece so some filling and sanding was needed. It's not perfect but you can't tell when LS is three ...
by Tom Overs
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Soft cabin wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 5544

Re: Soft cabin wood.

Moved on a little further with this project. So far the wood has been replaced and the glass and frame have been installed and hopefully all sealed to prevent this happening again. I've also refitted the dish and plate cupboard that had to be removed to obtain access. All that's left now is the fair...
by Tom Overs
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Diesel Fuel Stink
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Diesel Fuel Stink

Pet shops sell a detergent for "pet accidents" I've used this in the past to remove the smell of diesel.
You'll have to go and look for something similar as I'm in the Uk.

Tom.