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Would like to hear Members opinions on “Wing Mirrors”........Do they help with Stern on Mooring ?

Mal and Jacqui
(MALANDI)

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I have fitted the long variant Landrover mirrors either side of the windscreen originally to help with reversing when stern mooring (mainly for seeing what's on the offside). As others may testify I'm also known to "park by ear" (Trish shouting, or me waiting for the bump as we nudge the quay!) as we don't practise stern mooring that often! In actual practice I've found them more useful for general spatial awareness when passing canoeists etc, keeping a weather eye open for rapidly approaching 46ft pirate ships (!), and Trish finds it comforting to see that I've not fallen overboard when she is helming and I've wandered off taking pictures etc....

Dave
(Free Spirit)

   
   

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Hello everyone, we need to replace the window rubber on the three front windows of a Hampton 25 Mark II.
Can anyone tell us the specification of the rubber and any suppliers? Thankyou.

David and Susan.
(Geno)

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Coopers of  Great Yarmouth are now closed......do any members know of an alternative source  for new rollers on the Safari Canopy?

Kathleen  
(Diona)

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Kathleen managed to locate an alternative supplier herself: SDS LONDON . Having ordered some, she reports "The replacement canopy bottom rollers arrived this morning and are a perfect match for the originals on the Hampton Safari Mark II". Here are some pictuires with specification and old/new compared

James at SDS London Architectural Ironmongery can supply them to anyone else who requires them.  They weren't cheap, but I saved several hundred pounds and a lot of stress by not having to buy and fit new track.  For anyone who wants these, the part number to order is ZZ9949695 and they come in pairs costing £72.91 + VAT + Shipping. (July 2014 pricing)

Kathleen  
(Diona)

 June 2015 Update:  SDS are no longer stocking the rollers or an equivalent.

An alternative supplier is Coburn Sliding Systems, Bottom Roller Mortice Pack Ref No 64402 http://www.coburn.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=64402 . £200 for 4 rollers (Spring 2015). See article "Brian raises the roof" for further details...
 John 
(Sunchaser)

Brian
(Maytime Safari)
 August 2015 Update:
Alternate Suppliers:
M Brock Ltd17 Wellington Road, Tharston Industrial Estate, Long Stratton  NR15 2PF
01508 531999.
Coopers at Beccles, we ordered them on the phone and they posted them to us. The rollers are made by Coburn ref 64402, bar code 5014031644022 £72 a pair.


 

Geoff and Judi
(Moonshine)

John and Dora
(Sunchaser)

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I am OK with adding anti freeze mixture to the weed filter until it discharges out of the exhaust .....but can anyone tell me how much mixture to prepare...?

Bob
(Florence)

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Bob,
You will need  about one and a half litres of mixture. It should of course be river friendly anti freeze that you use Don’t forget to drain all pipes,  the pump, and leave the taps open....

Clive
(Dungraftin )

   
   

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Is it easy to winterise his boat? ....a Safari Mk 2 with 1500 BMC Engine.....
Hints and tips on how to go about it would be appreciated

Peter
(Blue Tit)

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We are the proud new owners of a Hampton Safari (as of late Summer 2013) and now have had it out of the water for the first time in 3 years. I look forward to sharing our photos and experiences but the reason for this email now is to ask if anyone has ever changed the Cutlass Bearing in the rear (external) prop housing. There is a little vertical play, I would estimate 2mm, which I am told is too much. However, having pulled the interior flooring up at the rear we cannot see how to undo the bearing housing from above. There are two bolts holding the housing in place on the outside, but we cannot get to the rear of those bolts to remove them. We are worried that the bolts will fall inwards. There is no access to the lower part of the keel from inside, especially the bottom bolt.

Our boat yard are saying that they could possibly undo the prop shaft from the mid section joint (near the toilet door) slide the whole shaft out. Then try to pull (or even cut) the bearing out. This sounds like a drastic measure so we are a little stumped.

Has anyone ever undertaken this work and can advise a best method?

Mark

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I wonder can anyone advise me? I am fitting a new piece of exhaust tubing between the muffler and the hull outlet.
I found a leak and the rubber appears to be perished under the jubilee clip. Could washing up liquid be used to help the new pipe go onto the muffler?
Is there a specific sealant recommended for this joint?
Thanks, Jim

JIM
(Owl)

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Black particles seen in water system....

Anon

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We had the same problem. we had originally overcome the problem by fitting a large water filter from Screwfix (16747 ) on the hose between the water tank and the water pump. We found the root cause last winter when we had to remove the water filler when the deck was repainted.....The hose between the filler and the tank had an 8 inch section of steel pipe inside it ....This had very heavy corrosion on it with small particles of rust  falling into the tank.

Graham and Lynne
(Take Five)

   
   

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When it rains I get water dripping in from the top of the windscreen, about six inches from either side.What have owners done to stop this?   

Malcolm

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I have spoken to several owners and most have had the same problem and of course have come up with various remedies. My solution was to cut a piece of vinyl flooring to shape so that it was slightly lower than the top edge of the windscreen and screwed to the sliding roof corners with S/S self tap screws and silicon sealant. The fact that the bottom edge of the vinyl is lower than the top of the windscreen doesn't matter, as it simply flips backwards or forwards when opening and closing the sliding roof. I fitted this at the start of 2010 and it still works perfectly and more importantly, no water ingress!  Rainshield1 and Rainshield2

Keith and Brenda

   
   

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We are struggling to find a cylinder head for our BMC 1.5 diesel engine - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

Bob & Sue
(Kibo)

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Bob,
A marine engineer contact of ours (Mark Platten, Ignition Marine ) has managed to locate a BMC 1.5 diesel head and would probably be able to help you out in various ways including installing, setting up and/or tuning etc on board if required. He is also based locally to you in Tunstead which is just down the road from Stalham.  (Mark's contact details are as follows: email: m.platten@yahoo.com, Mobile: provided by individual mailing). If you've already found an alternative please let us know.

Dave (Free Spirit)

   

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We are about to take ownership of Bluebell and wondered if any Hampton owner locally (Potter Heigham) would be willing to introduce me to boating in a Hampton.

Jim & Sue (Bluebell)

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Hi Jim and Sue,
Welcome to The Hampton Safari Club. Regarding your request for advice - we have had our Safari for nearly four years now. This is our ninth boat and is the best ever. We have been boating on The Norfolk Broads for over 34 years so know it reasonably well.
We live reasonably close to Potter Heigham and would be pleased to help in any way we  can....(contact details exchanged).

Brian and Jan
(Maytime Safari)

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Does anybody have an idea how much paint I will need to do the top side of our boat? We will be rolling and tipping, stripping the boat back to the original gel coat. We will be using Toplac one part paint.....
thanks Steve

Steve and Rose
KANTARA 3

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Can anyone help Derek (new owner of SET FAIR (formerly Farleigh Bell) identify where his one legged table would locate when in use on his Safari Mk3? (It stows on wall opposite the cooker when not in use)

Derek

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 The table clicks into two support blocks located either side of the front door. Please see attached image. (Look for the white blocks). Nick Earnell (Audere)

Here are some images of the gas locker on "Cavalier" which seems to me to be profi-made on the site of the  rear window.

Gas Locker   -  Right Side  - Left Side

The original gas locker location under the (starboard) aft  deck carries my little Honda 3 cylinder motor connected hydraulically to the driveshaft. I haven't found another similar example on the website or internet. Does anyone know who may have converted that rear window into a  gas well and/or have experience of similar rear mounted  hydraulically coupled drive?

Fritz

Cavalier

Canal Du Midi


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"Crackers" is a Mark 1 Safari and I have a problem/question I hope some members may be able to help with. The forward peak of the sliding roof, underside which slide over the screen when opening and closing has rotted. It appears to have been plywood originally. I can understand that this could be a regular problem unless really well protected as this area is open to all weathers. Has anyone had to replace this infill at all and, if so, with what? Plywood or solid wood? Would be grateful for any advice, cheers, Trevor. Trevor

"Crackers"

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