Leisure 22 Sailing Yacht Gaia


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Leisure 22 Sailing Yacht 'Gaia' - Stuart Turner P5M Engine

Coil ignition system

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Some pictures of the coil ignition system.

Here is the housing for the timing mechanism. You can see the central cam in the middle which drives the microswitch.

 And here is a photo of the timing mechanism itself; I'm guessing the metal can with the green wire coming out of it is a capacitor to extend the life of the contacts.


Here is the timing board in situ.



Restoring the inboard engine

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One of the big plus points for us with this boat is that she has an inboard as well as an outboard which is more standard with the Leisure 22. Like so many of the parts on the boat when we purchased her, the inboard was sold as condition unknown as the previous owner preferred to use an outboard rather than the inboard.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2009 00:54

Repainting Inboard Engine

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After getting our Stuart Turner P5M engine running it was time to take it apart again and strip off the remains of the old paint and as much of the surface corrosion as possible before repainting it to stop it from rusting any further and polishing the brass work to finish off return it to its former glory.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:04

P5M in the garden before strip down

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On our first viewing of the yacht down in the marina in Milford Haven it was clear that before the inboard engine could be used again, it was going to require quite a lot of work.

After getting the engine out of the yacht and back to Miah's back garden, the only place we had space to strip it down and work on it in the evenings, it was time to start taking it apart and inspecting it to see what the extent of the damage was as a result of the years of neglect since it was last used.

Before starting work I snapped a few pictures so we had a record of how our Stuart Turner P5M looked before we started work.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:02

Taking the inboard out ready to start work

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As the inboard had not been run for a year or more, we felt the best course of action was to strip it down and check it properly before trying to run it for the first time. Due to the limited access to the engine while fitted in the boat, we decided to remove the engine before starting to strip it down so we could get access from all sides.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:44
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