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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Aaarumph! B.O.A.T., yet again. But at least I had some pasta...

    Pasta sounds fantastic but can a food really become extinct, I mean apart from a Mammoth Burger or Kentucky Fried Dodo?

    The meal sounds like a perfect example of serendipity and I look forward to seeing filindeu pop up restaurants and food trucks in the near future - just need to get Rich Stein to do a feature....

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    Default Re: Aaarumph! B.O.A.T., yet again. But at least I had some pasta...

    Just a quick update in case anyone might be interested, and for future reference.
    Today a shop dealing with industrial oleodynamic components confirmed me that in the pump range of this producer there is a model which is 100% interchangeable with mine, available at 150 quid or so.
    Which makes any repair possibilities not really worth exploring, I reckon...

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    Default Re: Aaarumph! B.O.A.T., yet again. But at least I had some pasta...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigelpickin View Post
    I look forward to seeing filindeu pop up restaurants and food trucks in the near future - just need to get Rich Stein to do a feature....
    Well, I can predict anything but the future...
    But I'm skeptic about the materialization of your scenario, for the reasons explained also in the BBC webpage I previously linked.
    Famous chefs, and also Barilla (the largest industrial pasta producer worldwide) tried to replicate the thing, and gave up.
    Apparently, it takes an incredible mix of passion/application/experience and last but not least time, forming a market entry barrier which makes all Apple products look like disposable Chinese junk in comparison!

    Even that restaurant which arranged that dedicated dinner (based in Cagliari, the largest town in Sardinia) had to invite one of the very few ladies from the Nuoro area who are still capable to prepare the thing, because even in Sardinia this skill doesn't exist anywhere else - go figure...

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    Default Re: Aaarumph! B.O.A.T., yet again. But at least I had some pasta...

    P
    Try also pumps from Casappa, also IT manufacture. We have used them for many years on forklift trucks . I suspect that the body will be vv similar or interchangeable. It is, after all, an aluminium block machined to take a pretty standard pair of rotors

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    Default Re: Aaarumph! B.O.A.T., yet again. But at least I had some pasta...

    I'm resurrecting this thread to report about the happy ending.

    The problem was actually solved, with the pump replacement, already several weeks ago.
    Yet another case of the forum working its magic, I must say: tico not only has been extremely helpful with the identification of the pump specs, but eventually also sourced a compatible replacement and sent it to me.
    Saying that he impressed me would be an understatement, thanks a lot for everything!

    The reason why I'm following up only now is that due to some last minute inconveniences, I've only been able to make a proper test yesterday, during the transfer of the boat from my usual yard to CF. And the new pump works beautifully!
    Gut feeling tells me that the flaps now also move a tad faster than before, btw.
    I guess that's either due to a tad higher power of the new pump vs. the original one, or to the fact that the old one was already beginning to wear out when I bought the boat. Impossible to tell for sure, but the equipment is now as good as new, which is what really matters.

    So, many many thanks tico. I hope you will give me an opportunity to reciprocate, whenever you will have time for a Sardinian break, coming to see your pump at work in a nice environment!

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    Default Re: Aaarumph! B.O.A.T., yet again. But at least I had some pasta...

    Quote Originally Posted by MapisM View Post
    I'm resurrecting this thread to report about the happy ending.

    The problem was actually solved, with the pump replacement, already several weeks ago.
    Yet another case of the forum working its magic, I must say: tico not only has been extremely helpful with the identification of the pump specs, but eventually also sourced a compatible replacement and sent it to me.
    Saying that he impressed me would be an understatement, thanks a lot for everything!

    The reason why I'm following up only now is that due to some last minute inconveniences, I've only been able to make a proper test yesterday, during the transfer of the boat from my usual yard to CF. And the new pump works beautifully!
    Gut feeling tells me that the flaps now also move a tad faster than before, btw.
    I guess that's either due to a tad higher power of the new pump vs. the original one, or to the fact that the old one was already beginning to wear out when I bought the boat. Impossible to tell for sure, but the equipment is now as good as new, which is what really matters.

    So, many many thanks tico. I hope you will give me an opportunity to reciprocate, whenever you will have time for a Sardinian break, coming to see your pump at work in a nice environment!

    Good result from some great networking.

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    Default Re: Aaarumph! B.O.A.T., yet again. But at least I had some pasta...

    P, Your comments are too kind, it was a pleasure to help.
    It just shows that amongst all the doom & gloom we all are part of an extended boating family.
    Hope you have many happy hours!

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