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Which resin ?

1981 Fairline Mirage
Built with Epoxy resin, or polyester ??
anyone know please ..
thanks
martin
by ms
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Project Forum
Topic: Which resin ?
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue

Amazing
This is really interesting
Could you tell me which manual/publisher that contains this please
by ms
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue

The lift is achieved by a small electric motor inside the boat held on by 2 small bolts. Check that these are tight. Motor shaft has a square shaft that engages with the lift worm drive. It is usually quite noisy. Check that the leg is earthed well. This is usually a bond between the outdrive and th...
by ms
Wed May 30, 2018 2:27 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: volvo 280 outdrive lift issue
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Control Lever

It can be the case that, on certain rivers, you can experience an accumulation of limescale around the exposed underwater cable end which will have an effect on smooth operation - but usually this will clear after several movements. If you satisfy yourself that the control lever is fine, and well lu...
by ms
Sun May 13, 2018 10:37 am
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Control Lever
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Fairline Mirage 29

Congratulations on your purchase. !980 that means a Mark 1 Mirage. As far as I am aware an original owners manual is about as rare as hens teeth. Your engine and transmission set up (with Volvo Penta outdrive) was branded Volvo Penta AQ120 (AQ=Aquamatic). I believe the same engine was used for the A...
by ms
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fairline Mirage 29
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Re: Full Tanks For Winter?

Usual wisdom is
Petrol - empty ('old' petrol can degrade and block carburettors )
Diesel - full (to expel air and to minimise condensation which can help to minimise occurrence of
diesel bug)
by ms
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Full Tanks For Winter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Re: servicing outdrives

On the River Thames, for example, I would allow £2,000 to include lift out and re-launch, service both drives with genuine Volvo parts assuming that to be new bellows and oil. If there are seals to be replaced then that would be extra. I mention Thames as its prob one of the most expensive areas for...
by ms
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: servicing outdrives
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Re: Fuel filter for Fairline Holiday

you will get a metal bowl from ASAP Supplies, but don't forget that you will also need a metal bung. A plastic screw bung will get you a BSS fail. There is a Racor fuel filter with sea thru bowl which does comply with BSS, it has a large pudding bowl shield and gives that visibility which is, as you...
by ms
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fuel filter for Fairline Holiday
Replies: 2
Views: 1846

Re: Search err Mirage Manual

I think locating the original vents will be a hell of a challenge, and I would be much interested if you find a source. I gave up trying to find an original manual. I started writing down as I learnt things and ended up creating my own manual over 13 years of ownership. It seems to be the curse of a...
by ms
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:59 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Search err Mirage Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 3385

Re: Drinks holder

Not familiar with the Targo drinks holder, but I have flat acrylic holder with holes for 2 cups which got smashed. I bought some black sheet acrylic online (about A4 size), cut two holes with a hole cutter, cut to size/shape with hack saw and smoothed edges with fine glasspaper ... removed broken pi...
by ms
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:28 am
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Drinks holder
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Re: Fairline Mirage Owners Manual

Re - VP 280 outdrive manual

its here if you would like it

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5b61gf3vn18g ... l.pdf?dl=0
by ms
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fairline Mirage Owners Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

Re: Fairline Mirage Owners Manual

Built in 1981, I own the Mirage featured on the brochure for the Mark 2 model.
Never been able to find a manual.
Original petrol engines replaced with diesel, I ended up writing my own manual as best I could.

You will find online a very detailed workship manual for the VP 280 outdrives.
by ms
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Fairline Mirage Owners Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

Re: A bit of history

I would start with a call to Fairline at Oundle. Collect all numbers from any plates you can find eg dash and transom, then give them a call.
by ms
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: A bit of history
Replies: 1
Views: 2028

Re: Engine part required

If its a Volvo Petrol engine can you establish its automotive connection ... ie what car was it used on ?
This may help in the search for a replacement.
by ms
Thu May 28, 2015 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: Engine part required
Replies: 3
Views: 3362

Re: fuel inlet

Rubber pipe, metal, what is it .
How is it fixed to the tank.
What sort of access do you have to the tank ?
What sort of access do you have to the underside of the through deck fitting ?
by ms
Thu May 28, 2015 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Fairline Forum
Topic: fuel inlet
Replies: 1
Views: 1939
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