Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 01:11 pm: ||
Hi i have just brought myself a Macwester yacht which has a Stuart Turner R6 D 5hp inboard.
After looking at it i think it has to come out (it's non working and hasn't been for a while)as it needs rebuilding.
I am looking for any advice anyone can give me or if anyone knows where i can download a manual or if anyone has one for sale???
I don't think it is completly seized (although its flywheel is reluctant to move)but i do not want to do any further damage by forcing the issue until i have some info/ knowledge and it's out of situ.
I would like to try and keep it, the prop moves freely as does the gears.The chain is broken (like a snake with rigamortis)but i managed to peel it off from the cog.
It's starter is there but not attatched to the top of the engine and there is no belt to connect the two. Basically i am hoping there is someone out there who has worked on one of these and is wiser than me.I can spin a spanner or two and know the basics although I have not worked on a Stuart marine engine before.
Post Number: 76
|Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 04:51 am: ||
I haven't heard of the R6 model down here in Australia. It doesn't appear on my Manufacture Date list for Stuart Engines. I'd be interested in a photo.
You can download a P5/P55 manual - just search on "Stuart enigne" on the web or else read past postings on this site - again use the search facility.
Being in the UK you would be able to easily access back issues of the Practical Boat Owner magazine - see issue for Feb 1967 for a 3 page article by John Watney titled "Two-Stroke Tone-Up". It features a step thru maintenance guide on the Stuart P55 with many pics. Principles are the same for other two strokes.
Take out the spark plug and drop in some light oil them turn over the flywheel a few times. If the engine has been left with the exhaust ports open then moisure from the exhaust pipe can condense inside the cylinder or worse the may be sone condesation in the crankcase with may have results in some corrosion in the bid ends roller bearings - assuming your model has similar bearings. If its the latter its more serious.
About the flywheel chain you can buy a replacement length at a chain/sprocket supplier. Take the old one and also by a (what is it) - joining link. Or else get a replacement chain from Fairways Marine in the UK - see website which should appear in your websearch.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 08:05 pm: ||
I have contacted Fairways Marine and they have given me the original details of my engine. Apparently it was supplied to Macwester in July 1979 so is now an elderly 36 years old(it is still in it's original Macwester Rowan 22). They have no record of it being serviced or repaired so i guess it has done quite well to survive until recently. They have been really helpful and are going to supply me with a manual.
Once it is out (should be within the next four weeks) i'll take some piccies and send them to you if you are interested?
Apparently it was supplied with 18 other engines to Macwester, I wonder how many were produced in total?
Another question for Fairways i guess. They are going to get to know me really well i think lol.
Thanks for your advice i will keep it safe for future reference, there is no substitute for experience.
I'll keep in touch as the rebuild comes along if you would be interested?
Post Number: 544
|Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 10:17 pm: ||
Yes, please keep us posted here on your progress. You can also post photos here too.
BTW that's a great username!
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 04:46 am: ||
Yes - keep in touch thru the discussion board. Again a picture would be appreciated as I haven't seen an R6 D. I presume Macwester is a boat builder/manufacturer.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 05:30 am: ||
Yes Macwester is a type of motor/sail boat, ocean going,with lots of variations(mainly to do with size)
I will post a pic of the boat along with some of the engine.
Thanks for the complement Andrew, it was the most appropriate name i could think of.Grease just sticks to me like a magnet, i'm a messy worker lol.
I will keep you posted with a progress report.
|Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 07:08 pm: ||
hi i'v been involved with stuarts for over 40years and have lots of spares for the P6 which i think you have (not heard of an R6). If I can be of help I'll e-mail you if you like . Im in cornwall . good luck with your restoration .
|Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 07:10 am: ||
you mentioned the practical boat owner back issues these you have to pay for,but if anybody wants one we have all the originals that were printed and we give them out for free
(of Course if customers want to buy spares as well this helps pay our workers)