Westerly Centaur – Gemini.
Plate between block and timing gear housing leaks when engine cranked:
But, not when the raw water pump rear cover is removed:
It looks like the leak is only there when the system is pressurised,and the oil seems to come, not from the rear of the pump cover but from between the engine block and the front plate.
The parts explosion:
It looks like there are 2 missing bolts securing the plate to the block.
(Jan 2018 – NB. I think back in 2016 I purchassed and fitted these 2 bolts and that cured the leak. Now the engine has been rebuilt the leak is back. Is it possible that when it was rebuilt these 2 bolts have been again left off again? It would be relatively easy to put all the outside bolts in and miss these 2 inner ones?)
This picture show a new plate being held up in front of the gears of the gears just to give an idea of what is behind:
Here is a pic of the chart holder:
Made in teak ordered from www.kjhowells.com
Just need to add a lip to the bottom, and a pencil holder!
Just fitted 2 x PFE-1 portable aerosol fire extinguishers, 1 in the cabin, the other in the companion way:
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• NON PRESSURISED – Zero Maintenance
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Another project completed!
Last year the water pump had an intermittent fault causing the engine to overheat.
As well a replacing the pump, a new exhaust temperature alarm has been fitted.
Any further failures at least we will have an early warning.
Connect the GPS128’s blue wire to the Icom’s central core. Connect the Icom’s outer core to the Garmin’s ground (black wire). You’ll need to check that the Garmin is set up to output NMEA (look at the Interface page and set it for either NMEA/NMEA or None/NMEA.
Need to check this is set to outpu NMEA, by default it is set to Garmin
I am looking at fitting centre cleats on Gemini, and cleats such as these are just way to expensive:
The idea is that these will just drop over the toerail and be secured with sikaflex and 3 bolts.
Here is the finished article:
This is the genius bespoke stainless steel fabricator that made them.
Now fitted on to Gemini: