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Steve51
May-25-2009 @ 6:18 PM                           Permalink
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A word of caution to anyone venturing up to Coltishall, be you hirer or privateer. The weed on the upper Bure which grows in long ribbons up to the surface is being chopped to bits by boat props and it will foul your cooling water inlet in no time! I took about half a pound of the stuff out of mine this morning and my mate had to stop twice on the way up and empty it again before setting off this morning.

I know most people will be aware of this perennial problem, but there may be some, particularly first time hirers who may get caught out. Keep a watchful eye on the temperature guage.

Steve.

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May-25-2009 @ 11:37 PM                           Permalink
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I've suffered similar above Potter Bridge, as when the water is low
enough to pass under the bridge there's not much water left in the
river, so a close eye needs to be kept on cooling water flow.

Over the mayday bank holiday weekend water was so low above Potter
that I suffered a blocked hydraulic oil cooler due to fine silt actually
passing through the weed filters, so it's worth bearing this in mind.  
Most oil coolers are located after the filters but before the raw water
pump, and consist of a fine tube stack similar to the main heat
exchanger usually mounted in the exhaust manifold.  I cleared the
problem using a chemical solution rather than dismantling as this
would have required draining the hydraulic drive.  All has been well
since with good water flow through the exhaust again.

Pete


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May-26-2009 @ 7:49 AM                           Permalink
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We came down from Beccles on Sunday, not a cloud in the sky, and saw quite a lot of weed that had been shreaded by propellers. Says a lot about the water condition, and there were mile after mile of water lilies too. Clearly a 'growing' problem'! At least a yachty's keel just glides through the stuff. When the lilies are in flower a trip up the Waveney is going to be a must!

Jenny Morgan,
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A real problem for the future I suspect and one the BA must surely have thought of - I hope but doubt!!!

They do have one weedcutter about but my guess is that with the explosive growth of lilies they may need to think about another before too long. I doubt the machine can be bought off the shelf so it will be bound to have a long lead time!!!!

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Plus someone to man it.

Andy

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May-26-2009 @ 6:56 PM                           Permalink
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Andy,

You could do it in your spare time! Evil Grin

Steve.

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Andy, the BA is awash with staff!!!

Jenny Morgan,
A vane, a boat, but not a bird.

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Not the sort to man a weed cutter.

But I`m sure they`d welcome volunteers.   Smile

Andy

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Very true it is a rare sight to see a chair polisher on a boat, more particularly a "working" boat.

We had a weed cutter last year at Beccles and it worked for all of four hours and then disappeared, the weeds did not.

Ranoe01

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I don't know quite a few seem good at cutting things off at the roots.  Blush

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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