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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
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    Default Re: Potential problems with a mud berth ?

    I never had a problem with skin fittings blocking, but did have issues with a lift keel getting stuck.

    Mud berth boats possibly more prone to fouling, and harder to get clean at the end of the season - at least in my experience.

  2. #12
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    Nov 2002
    Location
    West Mersea
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    Default Re: Potential problems with a mud berth ?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    The cases I heard of were in the Colne, where we have real mud.
    Yes Colne mud is different! Everytime I lift the anchor in Pyefleet half of the seabed comes attached to the anchor and can you get the mud off the anchor? No. Seriously it's different! Mind you, MMC's in the Upper Blackwater can be tough.
    www.crossingthethamesestuary.com

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
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    Fuctifino
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    Default Re: Potential problems with a mud berth ?

    Pyefleet mud is more like grease.

  4. #14
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    Jul 2008
    Location
    East coast UK. Mostly. Sometimes the Philippines
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    Default Re: Potential problems with a mud berth ?

    I was taught to unscrew the top, take the strainer out and open the cock and run water into the bilge until it ran clear - this put a pint or so in the bilge - and then close the cock and put the gauze and the top back. The idea was first to make sure that it wasn't blocked and secondly to keep the mud out of the (raw water cooled) engine.

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