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tagulablue

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About tagulablue

  • Birthday 26/07/56

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    Female
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    United Kingdom

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    retired
  • Boat Name
    tagula blue
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    mercia

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  1. CoverIt - Atherton, Manchester

    AM trim did such a good a job on our repair... it was only meant to 'makedo' for one more winter but thanks to them its still in use
  2. Pointless features on boats

    Anybody said fake grass on roofs or decks
  3. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Yes Tony friend checked it all with him and seal was all intact and no grease where it shouldn't be. He was convinced that it was just a case of telling me the wrong info by confusing boats but he'd already said he would cover all costs if he had made any mistake. I
  4. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Sorry pressed wrong button..don't know match point...he has cleaned all the bay and I will check every time I stop. He couldn't see any cause but time will tell
  5. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Photo as promised... the muck below prop wasn't there until this incident and can only be described as like the dregs at the bottom of a chip pan! The boat is going into their dry dock tomorrow and I am taking a friend with me for guidance. Will report back
  6. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    As promised an update...Breath....all ok. As he looked in engine bay he realised he'd been confusing it with another boat... He couldn't explain the smoke and debris but cleaned the engine bay out and we are going to monitor over next couple of days. He showed me the blue silicon in the seal so I felt much calmer. He asked to look at original invoice and compared with his notes I had been charged for packing stern gland instead of silicon in seal. He refund me the 40 plus vat ...Apologised again and then gave me the bad news that I needed new engine mounts, Happy with how they dealt with everything and whilst we haven't solved the riddle of the smoke I have promised to check bay everytime I've run the engine and report back to him. Thanks for all your help it was very much appreciated.
  7. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Photo as promised... the muck below prop wasn't there until this incident and can only be described as like the dregs at the bottom of a chip pan! The boat is going into their dry dock tomorrow and I am taking a friend with me for guidance. Will report back
  8. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Photo as promised... the muck below prop wasn't there until this incident and can only be described as like the dregs at the bottom of a chip pan! The boat is going into their dry dock tomorrow and I am taking a friend with me for guidance. Will report back
  9. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Thanks blizzard and Dor ...tried to down load photo but internet signal playing up....Will try again later.
  10. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Well thanks to all of you for advice and info. Rang the boatyard. They had repacked with grease and rope? Apologised and asked me to bring the boat back in and they would sort out and correct any damage. Any advice on what i should be asking them to do...will it need new seal or can he repair/degrease the old one. Thanks again
  11. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    I can remember doing "homework" on this type of seal because it was developed for the boats in the Netherlands where the seal was underwater and I worried because the seal was not so on our British n arrowboats... but the main question now is ... if check with boatyard and find out they have repacked as in traditional stern gland..? What do i ask them to do.. ps thanks again for all your advice...
  12. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    40.00 .. invoice says " check stern gland and 're pack"... actually said to me "we repacked stern gland because you had no grease in ..what so ever"
  13. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    It's a vetus KWB series with vetus gland..and R&D coupling. I know all the other boatyard have used silicon grease because I must have 3 half empty tubes that I keep forgetting to leave out for engineers. Will it have done any harm and should I go back and ask them to do what to rectify? I have attached a photo of front of instruction booklet. Hope this helps. Many thanks Ann
  14. Stern gland/ Venus prop shaft

    Hope this makes sense but I am just a bit worried because I have had the boat in for blacking and whilst out of the water I asked them to check for other maintance issues. When I got back they told me they had repacked the stern gland because there was no grease it it at all.. Now I was convinced it was a water seal and only needed the seal cleaning extras per maintenance instructions. After leaving I checked the engine bay when I moored for the night and it was full of smoke. I asked another boaterand he said they had either over packed or dropped some in engine bay. It did clear...no water in bay(well jusr a bit of mucky rain water) but am I right to be niggles. Thanks Ann
  15. We once found a very scantily dressed model laying on stern of boat having 'publicity' shots taken. Didn't ask what she was publicising!
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