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by Tom Overs
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: 1971 grand banks i saved
Replies: 8
Views: 906

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: 900

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: 900

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: 3234

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: 524

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: 1998

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: 3234

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: 3234

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: 1285

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.
by Tom Overs
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Question For my fellow woodie owners
Replies: 8
Views: 1790

Re: Question For my fellow woodie owners

BP Byrne
If your in salt water don't worry, however if your in fresh water you should do it ASAP.
Fresh water is the killer for wood boats.

Tom.
by Tom Overs
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Soft cabin wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Update so far.

Rotten wood cut out In order to repair this area is tricky as there is a slight curve. The cabin side is 5/8" thick which is made up of 3/8" ply covered by 1/8" ply. First problem is..... You can't buy imperial ply it's now metric. (Thanks to the EU) The closest you can buy is 9mm and...
by Tom Overs
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Soft cabin wood.
Replies: 14
Views: 3234

Soft cabin wood.

Well, I had a very slight leak into the cupboard in the V berth this summer and I decided that I needed to find out how the water was getting in. It was dripping from where the electric cable comes down into the cupboard. After some time trying to find out where it was getting into the trunking I fo...
by Tom Overs
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Source for rollers on salon door bottom
Replies: 8
Views: 2200

Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

Look on eBay for roller door wheels, I found some metal ones that work really well.

Tom.
by Tom Overs
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cabin Side Rot Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 2946

Re: Cabin Side Rot Repair

Jastafford wrote > Is there a reason to put the 1/4" to the outside .? The reason that the cabin sides are made up of two separate pieces ( 1 thats 3/8th and one 1/4") is so there won't be a single join that could leak through to the inside if they used 5/8. They offset each piece to preve...
by Tom Overs
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: What Oil are you using
Replies: 15
Views: 4024

Re: What Oil are you using

Rod, My engine was rebuilt and has all new seals so no problem with leakage. On start up after changing the oil the engine sounded quieter than before, I can't explain why but it was....... That said it still sounds like a bag of spanners being rattled but it's a smaller bag. I did this after speaki...