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any advice thoughts knowledge

As most of you know I recently bought a ‘sandpiper ’ 39 foot cruiser stern narrowboat with a lister sr2 engine. It has been well looked after and was apparently professionally refitted in the early 1990’s. I believe Sandpiper boats were fitted out at Whilton marina near Northampton, This boat was built in the mid 1970’s and is called Escape. I would like to find out more about the history of Sandpiper boats if anyone has any details. I would also like to re engine the boat; whilst the SR2 is…See More
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ELMLEA for sale

I am having to sell elmlea, she doesnt have the usual orme interior as she was a shell when we got her, I have used decking to lay down soles and a forepeak area, plywood/composites for the two rear bunks and heads, her engine runs, she steers and she is navigable and reliable as long as you dont push her 1937 austin triton engine too hard, however she is an ongoing work in progress and I am no carpenter hence I am asking £2250 for her ovno, she is moored in thorne and could be navigated to a…See More
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"I am having to sell elmlea, she doesnt have the usual orme interior but is navigable and reliable hence I am asking £2250 for her ovno"
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"finally some lovely weather I will be out and about on the oxford canal over the next few weeks - cant wait"
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"I have been reading about galvanic corrosion scary implications if you have a 240 volt hookup or even a boat nearby with one"
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"Hi Mike from memory there was no advance mechanism at all, certainly no vacuum advance, check the spec on WB engines in google Paul"
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Mike Hummerston commented on Mike Hummerston's blog post Wortham blake/ gearbox/prop
"Thanks Paul, just some clarification, when you say you had no ignition advance, do you just mean no vacuum advance, or no advance at all? The electronic dizzy (and original ) had/have mechanical advance. I can easily disable it. Just a…"
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article about a couple of old friends

as mentioned this article about boating over the yearsContinue

Started by paul pennycook Jan 29.

Lyin' lo and her fisherboy gearbox 2 Replies

Hi,Finally got Lyin' Lo (formerly peggotty Jai) into the water last weekend at Christleton and coaxed her very ill watermota to take us to our moorings.The engine only runs on three legs (bent push…Continue

Started by Mike Hummerston. Last reply by Mike Hummerston Oct 31, 2013.

Gear box/clutch 4 Replies

I am having trouble with a slipping clutch. I realise that I can adjust it from the very helpful stuff Paul posted, but I am wondering if I have got the right grade of oil. I am using SAE 20, but it…Continue

Started by Jack White. Last reply by dennis howarth Aug 7, 2013.

Water System 6 Replies

Hello, Chrisamy still on the Wey! Does anyone have any ideas on the water system? We have never had hot water although there is a big copper tank under the cooker and loads of bits of pipe. It was…Continue

Started by deena rudolph. Last reply by paul pennycook Jul 23, 2013.

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any advice thoughts knowledge

As most of you know I recently bought a ‘sandpiper ’ 39 foot cruiser stern narrowboat with a lister sr2 engine. It has been well looked after and was apparently professionally refitted in the early 1990’s. I believe Sandpiper boats were fitted out at Whilton marina near Northampton, This boat was built in the mid 1970’s and is called Escape. I would like to find out more about the history of Sandpiper boats if anyone has any details. I would also like to re engine the boat; whilst the SR2 is…

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Posted by paul pennycook on July 4, 2014 at 12:16pm

ELMLEA for sale

I am having to sell elmlea, she doesnt have the usual orme interior as she was a shell when we got her, I have used decking to lay down soles and a forepeak area, plywood/composites for the two rear bunks and heads, her engine runs, she steers and she is navigable and reliable as long as you dont push her 1937 austin triton engine too hard, however she is an ongoing work in progress and I am no carpenter hence I am asking £2250 for her ovno, she is moored in thorne and could be navigated to…

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Posted by Brian Lister on July 3, 2014 at 8:47am

Wortham blake/ gearbox/prop

Hi,

Over the last 6 months or so we have been trying to get "Lyin' Lo" shipshape. I'll post some photo's once I take some!.

One problem we are having concerns the propulsion set up (again). The engine and gearbox have been overhauled, and run sweetly with the prop shaft disconnected. With the prop shaft bolted back up the engine will not rev past 1200rpm. this is giving approx. 4 knots (or walking pace). The ignition timing is spot on, tried 2 distributers - now running an…

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Posted by Mike Hummerston on May 19, 2014 at 11:35am — 5 Comments

family boating

At my Mums funeral last week I met a couple of old friends I havn't seen for at least 25 years, I am posting an article about them in the forum that includes mention of my Mum and Dad

Posted by paul pennycook on January 29, 2014 at 2:30pm

 
 
 

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