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by ms
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Re: Propeller

Propeller sizes vary greatly according to engine and usage. An engine may be capable of swinging a huge propeller but a previous owner may have changed it, for example, for use on non tidal waters. Prop sizes are indicated thus - YY x ZZ (for example 15 x 17) This is 15 inches diameter and a notiona...
by ms
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Stern leg
Replies: 4
Views: 1844

Re: Stern leg

Yes it is OK.
(just be careful you don't drop anything !)
by ms
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Mirage 29
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: Mirage 29

Sadly I cant answer the question you really want answered. But..... Twin 145HP diesels Volvo 280 legs @ ratio 2.15 16x21 genuine Volvo propellers (not stainless) max speed is difficult, with/without tabs down, clean bottom, wind & sea conditions, fuel/water on board etc but say 24/25 knots at about ...
by ms
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Window replacement - Targa 27
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Window replacement - Targa 27

Just a thought (as I dont know your boat)
If your window is an aluminium frame with a pvc 'herzim' strip covering self tapping screws, then my method may be useful, But if you have another sort of arrangement then I suspect my experiences will be irrelevant.
by ms
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fire extinguishers for Targa 29 engine bay
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Fire extinguishers for Targa 29 engine bay

sorry, too late to get back to you
I hope your engineer was helpful.
by ms
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Window replacement - Targa 27
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Window replacement - Targa 27

I have a little experience with windows on my Fairline Mirage. But not replacement. I had leaks to deal with and was able to re-use everything. Acrylic 'glass' and welded aluminium frames. I was quoted a little under £800 for re-sealing (not including remove & refit !) and I did my own (100% success...
by ms
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fire extinguishers for Targa 29 engine bay
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Fire extinguishers for Targa 29 engine bay

I believe that it is now commonly held that two extinguishers are not appropriate, This is because one can fire and not put out the fire, then the second could do the same and both could fail to put out the fire. Thus I believe that a single extinguishers capable of dealing with the cubic capacity o...
by ms
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Help needed on 1979 Faitline Mirage
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Help needed on 1979 Faitline Mirage

ah yes .. there is a challenge here as, in principle you have to have master power switches on and everything turned on (including ignition) to see what is working and what is not. Then you discover as you turn off ignition etc what is connected to what. Fuel gauge works with one ignition. steering ...
by ms
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Help needed on 1979 Faitline Mirage
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Help needed on 1979 Faitline Mirage

If you mean Brentford Cruising Club you might like to speak to one of the members who has a Mirage called ' Lazy 2 '. A 1979 Mirage is a Mark 1 version with small differences to the Mark 2 (which is what I own). It is not unusual to find that previous owners have made changes so you might need to ex...
by ms
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: volvo outdrives
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: volvo outdrives

Same oil as used by your engines is what Volvo state. I think EP90 is far too thick.
by ms
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: Which resin ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Which resin ?

1981 Fairline Mirage
Built with Epoxy resin, or polyester ??
anyone know please ..
thanks
martin
by ms
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue

Amazing
This is really interesting
Could you tell me which manual/publisher that contains this please
by ms
Wed May 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue

The lift is achieved by a small electric motor inside the boat held on by 2 small bolts. Check that these are tight. Motor shaft has a square shaft that engages with the lift worm drive. It is usually quite noisy. Check that the leg is earthed well. This is usually a bond between the outdrive and th...
by ms
Sun May 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Control Lever
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Control Lever

It can be the case that, on certain rivers, you can experience an accumulation of limescale around the exposed underwater cable end which will have an effect on smooth operation - but usually this will clear after several movements. If you satisfy yourself that the control lever is fine, and well lu...
by ms
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fairline Mirage 29
Replies: 1
Views: 2048

Re: Fairline Mirage 29

Congratulations on your purchase. !980 that means a Mark 1 Mirage. As far as I am aware an original owners manual is about as rare as hens teeth. Your engine and transmission set up (with Volvo Penta outdrive) was branded Volvo Penta AQ120 (AQ=Aquamatic). I believe the same engine was used for the A...