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Subject: Re: Seamaster 27 - Engine Water Leak From Core Plug

Roger Andrews
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Date Posted: 22:06:39 03/10/2007 Wed
In reply to: Paul Killick 's message, "Re: Seamaster 27 - Engine Water Leak From Core Plug" on 14:40:54 30/09/2007 Sun

Thanks Paul
Thats what I thought as in 1988 when I moored at Brundall, Brooms replaced this core plug and weren't happy with the engine mountings and fitted four stronger ones. As I live in Brundall and am friendly with a couple of the Engineers I asked if there was a chance that a s/s plug was fitted but the answer was unlikely.
I may be lucky in that today I found a fracture in the water pipe that runs from the rear of the gearbox and under the engine and loops back into the front of the engine. The pipe was hard against the bottom of the boat and therefore under stress.
I have repaired and modified it and will have to await results now that the pipe runs free.
Many thanks

>>Regarding your question;-
>Yes one does have to lift the engine! Well at least
>the rear end as the rear mounts are on the bell
>housing that has to come off with the gearbox.
>Rather than fit a new steel core plug why dont you
>consider a stainless steel one. You may have to have
>it made by a local engineering shop, my old source of
>S/S core plugs are no longer! Unless someone else can
>provide us with a company?
>I have a small water leak - drips coming from below
>>where the engine and gearbox are bolted together. From
>>past experience on a Freeman this has been the core
>>plug behind the flywheel. My engine is a Ford 115E
>>petrol coupled to a Hydrive gearbox. My question is -
>>does the engine have to be lifted to get at the lower
>>bolts connecting the engine to the gearbox?
>>Also can anyone recommend an engineer or boatyard on
>>the Northern Rivers of the Norfolk Broads to do this
>>Regards Roger Andrews [Wishbone]

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