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Andyt

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Hey ernst
thanks for the input regarding the cooling system.
I can't see/find any type of filter. 
Now that you mentioned it there must be one some where in the raw water side.
I will have a look during the week.
Regarding the engine i shall do a major service on it (new oil filters ect check the tappets and so on) clean out the exhaust and renew all the cooling pipes.
Just now i have removed all of the starboard bottom lockers and taking all the rot out of the boat. this will give me a sound base to work from.
I thought the heat exchanger was leaking but it seem to be the sea cock in between the engine mounts and the bilge side wall. 
So everything is rotten from the hull up to about 6 inch.
A lot of cutting out and then a lot of glassing heyho the joy of owning a sail boat built in the late 60s.
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Hey Andy,

Well yes, seems you've got a nice piece of refurbishing to do.

In general I am very happy with the Petter, she just needs diesel , bit of air and cooling water and it runs...

Of course this summer, when I had the handle for manual power up at home for repainting , my electrical system stopped in a lock. Luckily a friendly Frenchman towed me out.
Luckily it was only a loose power cable, the thread of the bolt on the startmotor was jammed.

Sometimes I look a bit with envy at other boats with plenty of power and thus good maneuverability in the Marina, as I always have to plan my maneuvers well in advance.
But they always have electrical issues, diesel problems and failing chips whatever. 
So all in all I am happy with the old twinpitter.


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Hey Ernst
You are right on that. The old engines are the best by far. No black boxes to deal with.
Mine has the cranking handle as well.
I hope you dont mind if i ask a lot of questions during my refit regarding the heat exchanger/enginge ?

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Hey Andy,
No problem at all, fire away !!!!
Not that I am the specialist but can check how it's done in my setup.

To start the engine with the handle is a lot of effort , but at least possible [biggrin]

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