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Created by samsturdy Saturday, 11 Aug 2018
samsturdy
NSW, 1204 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 10:44AM
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So, yesterday I went to the boat to relieve the engine bay of its resident. I have good all round access to the engine
but it's still a bit fiddly reaching around to undo things plus my old bones didn't appreciate lying on a hard surface
for most of the day. Unbolting the feet from the bearers went easier than I thought as I guess forty years has gone
by since they were last touched. I took the flywheel off to reduce the weight of the lift, as I was single handing this
job I needed all the help I could muster. After double checking that all was released I slung a good thick rope around
the boom, made a sling around the engine, winched the boom up to take the weight and pulled the engine off the
bearers and lowered it to the floor.
So now the old Bukh is sitting on the cabin sole ready for the work boat to lift it through the hatch and lower in its
replacement.
It's been a long time since I tackled such a job so I'm really happy with the result and not too many aches and pains
this morning.

Donk107
TAS, 1862 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 11:11AM
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Hi Sam

It sounds like you have made good progress

I don't suppose you have any photo's of the work so far as i am sure the forum members would be interested in the swap over

Regards Don

samsturdy
NSW, 1204 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 11:31AM
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If Missus had been there definitely would have been pics however as I was on my own facing a job I had
never done before, I'm afraid photo's were the last thing on my mind. Pity though, as you say Don, it's an
interesting job.

oldboyracer
NSW, 183 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 2:42PM
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Great progress Sam ,I find it's a bit daunting tackling what is a large job on board but once you get into it things seem to just hum along nicely. I was determined to get pics when I did mine so I could look back and see what I had done over the years ( and show the kids where there inheritance went ) putting it in is easier than getting the old one out as new ones don't weigh anything. Pics for the next bit or It didn't happen as they say. At this rate you will be sailing next weekend.

samsturdy
NSW, 1204 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 4:21PM
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Ha OB. Next weekend is grossly ambitious. Next job is to clean and paint the area. The bearers ( steel ) are
in excellent nick so they'll be painted a nice red colour ( Missus's choice, left over Bukh paint ). Then get the
new engine delivered and make the new control panel fit as it's smaller than the Bukh one before I fit the
engine. I'm doing this because I'll get Sandy to line it up and do the first firing and I need the panel and loom
in place. So the beat goes on.

UncleBob
NSW, 254 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 4:54PM
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samsturdy said..
Ha OB. Next weekend is grossly ambitious. Next job is to clean and paint the area. The bearers ( steel ) are
in excellent nick so they'll be painted a nice red colour ( Missus's choice, left over Bukh paint ). Then get the
new engine delivered and make the new control panel fit as it's smaller than the Bukh one before I fit the
engine. I'm doing this because I'll get Sandy to line it up and do the first firing and I need the panel and loom
in place. So the beat goes on.


Sam the panel is easy, piece of 6mm perspex (colour of your choice, though black works well ) cut size of old panel then new smaller panel installed into that. Looks smart enough to be original.

samsturdy
NSW, 1204 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 5:47PM
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Thanks Bob, that's reminded me that I have a large piece of tinted polycarbonate window that'll do just fine.

SandS
VIC, 5147 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 7:43PM
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Good Work Sam !!! and thats handy having the mob with the work boat and crane !!

TKNick
NSW, 73 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 8:22PM
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Glad all went well Sam. Swapped the engines over today on Warlock with the help of two mates. Moored on the public wharf and used the boom and chain block to lift the engines out then in. The new Vetus is now sitting on the cabin sole awaiting final fitment once the engine bay is clean and the bed bearers adjusted.
All went well until it came time to sail back on to the mooring. Whoops the job halyard clutch was off leaving the luff loose and the boat refusing to go to windward. Had to anchor, fix the rigging the try again. Picked up the mooring on our second attempt. Note to self - Double check everything

cisco
QLD, 10602 posts
Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 8:57PM
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Great stuff Sam. I think you are going to love your little Kubota. It would only be half the size of the Bukh wouldn't it??

samsturdy
NSW, 1204 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 9:51AM
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Thanks for the response guys. I intend to take a couple of pics next time I go to the boat, a bit late
I know but it'll give you an idea of what's going on.
Yes Cisco, about half the size of the Bukh which had all of 1/2 inch clearance under the cockpit. One
of the selling points of the Beta was that you can reach over the engine to get at whatever you want.
I just hope that the fittings ( engine mounts, prop shaft spigot etc ) are interchangeable as advertised.
Apparently Beta make the engine mounts to your specs and in this case they are made to fit Bukh mounts.
We'll see.

samsturdy
NSW, 1204 posts
Yesterday , 14 Aug 2018 3:31PM
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A couple of pics about progress so far.
Bukh all forlorn on Cabin floor




How I solved the PSS Problem




Engine Bay all cleaned up


samsturdy
NSW, 1204 posts
Yesterday , 14 Aug 2018 3:35PM
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I don't know how to rotate the pics.



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