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Old 14-03-2012, 13:11   #1
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What Is This ?

We bought our boat in December. I thought this might be the emergency tiller but I found that. Then I thought this could be a handle for the electric windlass, there is no place for it. The last thought is a hand crank for our diesel, but I think hand cranking a 80hp Ford Lehman would be unrealistic.

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Old 14-03-2012, 13:12   #2
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Re: What is this?

I would be it's a bung wrench to open an inspection port on a tank
either that or a hand bar to turn over the engine.
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Old 14-03-2012, 13:40   #3
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Re: What is this?

Not sure,but it does look like a hand crank for an engine.
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Old 14-03-2012, 14:00   #4
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Re: What is this?

Look on the front of engine does this match any holes on crank. My 2 cylinder volvo had a hand crank. Just release compression and crank like hell. My other guess would be a sailor atitude adjustment wand.
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Old 14-03-2012, 14:06   #5
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Re: What is this?

That is the emergency crank handle for a Maxwell windlass. You have to remove the drum before mounting the handle on the gypsy.
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Re: What is this?

That could be my missing emergency tiller. Actually it looks like an engine crank - not to start it, just to turn it.
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Old 14-03-2012, 14:15   #7
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Re: What is this?

If those pins on that plate are about 1/4", judging the scale, you better hope that is not for starting a diesel.
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Old 14-03-2012, 14:19   #8
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Re: What is this?

That is definately NOT a hand crank for a Diesel,,Chucksk sounds like he knows.
If you tried to start a diesel with that you would lose an Arm for sure.
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If those pins on that plate are about 1/4", judging the scale, you better hope that is not for starting a diesel.
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Re: What Is This ?

You don't handcrank a 80hp modern diesel even if it did have compression release which it probably doesn't.
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Old 14-03-2012, 16:48   #11
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That is the emergency crank handle for a Maxwell windlass. You have to remove the drum before mounting the handle on the gypsy.
This would require a partial disassemble of the windlass to use. I have not taken it apart to see as we are heading out tomorrow. I will check the first chance I have.

As for the hand crank diesel. This thing is a monster and I don't even like having the engine room open when it is running, much less being in there trying to start it.

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I still have no idea what that is.
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Old 02-10-2012, 15:00   #13
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niether do i as the photo is not visable! prhaps you could repost it using the attachments on your advanced reply page,and ca have a look !
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I still have no idea what that is.
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pic goes to error 404, no pic shown. as this was from last march, mebbe he figgered it out??
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