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    Re: Marine battery brands

    Excluding Lithium batteries as I don't know enough about them (but they do have a lot going for them) deep discharge capability, light weight, not damaged by storage at mid charge, and minimal...
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    Re: MFV wooden bilge keel repair

    Very nice conversion.
    I might be inclined to re-fix that bilge keel with trenails (trennels, tree-nails, take your pick) rather than metal fasteners...
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    Re: On the Subject of Free Wooden Boats

    I don't drink or smoke, gotta waste my time and money on something.
  4. Re: If you are not following this you are missing a very good adventure

    Looks like frozen snot:confused:
  5. Thread: Bristol

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    Re: Bristol

    Luke is in Truro at the moment building a 68footer
    http://www.workingsail.co.uk/blog/new-year1/

    Plenty of wooden boats around the harbour and various traditional shipping things to look at (not...
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    Re: Stern tubes question.

    the page linked to earlier was for stern glands types and lubrication options.

    While every little helps, a small amount of grease, is the least of your worries if installing twin diesel engines....
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    Re: Stern tubes question.

    The conventional gland packing normally found in stern glands.
    Water pressure will push the grease into the packing.
    Even greased stern tubes with cutless bearings in the outboard end are still...
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    Re: Stern tubes question.

    My last two boats had greased sterntubes, with a larger greaser than shown (about a liter) and I've worked on may others with the same system.
    One neat trick I picked up of an old fisherman was to...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    1 the header doesn't cool the exhaust. Yes it does, exhaust gas temps can reach 1000+ degrees C

    2 the block and head don't mind hot water from the oil cooler. As Nick has already stated, the...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    |;)
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Doesn't really make any difference where the cooler water comes from. I've been trying to find a perkins coolant flow diagram on line but no joy yet, but I have found a typed response that seems to...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Hope this helps
    Picasso, I am not.
    Blue line indicates primary cooling in the engine, until thermostat opens which then will then send the coolant red line through the oil and keel coolers....
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Ok I think i have it now:confused:.
    The manifold/header tank is effectively the plastic tank on your landy.
    The hose coming from the back of the oil cooler goes to the keel cooler and then returns...
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    Re: Please complete this diagram...

    Can't really make sense of the drawing.
    When cold the coolant should run through the block, exhaust manifold and oil cooler, effectively a closed loop (primary cooling), as it gets hotter the...
  15. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Now sold.
    At a complete loss now, what the hell do I do next? Going to hide for a while.
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    This explains it https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/kitemark/product-testing/
    Apologies to the OP for the thread drift but this may help someone in the future.
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    BS1088-1 & 2:2003 is the current standard, both parts are applicable, part 2 being applicable to the glue bonding.
    http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030062733...
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    Just to follow up on the marking of plywood.
    If it really does comply with the BS1088 :2003 standards and the manufacturer is approved by BSI it can have the BSI Kitemark.
    Without the BSI...
  19. Re: The tradeoff between a small quick build and a bigger longer build

    Lot of good stuff here.
    I will add though
    Make sure your significant other is really really in agreement with (and interested in) a bigger boat and not just saying it to keep you happy.
    Its...
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    Re: Plywood horrors & testing?

    I deal with materials on a daily basis.
    Unless the material purchased comes with an endorsed (by a recognised certificating body Lloyds, TUV etc) certificate of conformity from the manufacturer,...
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    Re: woodenboat nightmare

    Worms are easy to deal with, wives on the other hand...........
  22. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Under offer already, back to a mundane life as a landlubber in a concrete box. Just need to off load the tools and the 40 year dream of life afloat is over.
  23. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    No point in keeping her, if were not living aboard. Time to sell
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    Re: New toy

    Time to admit defeat.
    Spent 2k and all week working on the boat, cutting, sanding, glassing, painting and cleaning.
    Had the family on board for a couple of hours yesterday, SWMBO congratulated...
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    Re: New toy

    Did some work, actually on the boat, for a change.

    Prepped and glassed the coachroof, you'll have to excuse the patchy ply, but the cheap crap WBP wasn't so waterproof, and the thin top layer...
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    Re: Fungus infected Plywood frames ...

    Small world, I'm in Greatstone too.
  27. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Thanks
    i think....
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    Re: New toy

    Just what they have told me. White oak isn't as durable as English / European Oak. I've heard the same from several different people.
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    Re: New toy

    TBH the real shipwrights I know will only use American white oak for interior work. English Oak is reserved for structural boat bits. The oak I tested was certainly English Oak.
  30. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Thank. We're having an unusual warm spell for a day or two, i think we will be paying for later in the week though.
  31. Re: 40ft 1930's Fishing/Picnic Boat Keel/Underbelly Rot

    I really wish you the best of luck, wooden boats are addictive
  32. Re: 40ft 1930's Fishing/Picnic Boat Keel/Underbelly Rot

    If you really want to save this boat.
    It can be done, some boats have been dug out of the mud of a river to be completely restored-
    1 Remove the top sides
    2 Remove all the planking
    3 Replace keel...
  33. Re: 40ft 1930's Fishing/Picnic Boat Keel/Underbelly Rot

    Dont know if any of these are near you but there has to be something better, bearing in mind many of these will take an offer....
  34. Re: 40ft 1930's Fishing/Picnic Boat Keel/Underbelly Rot

    Keep looking the right boat will come to you
    Here's the best advice you'll get on this one.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FPELc1wEvk
  35. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    Sums it up perfectly.
    Who wants sanity anyway?????
    End of thread
  36. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Deck hatch nearing completion, and despite my dislike of the stuff, I have sheathed it in glass and goop, just needs a few more coats of varnish to finish. I'm trying to keep the varnish to easily...
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    Re: Ever built a Hookah?

    Think I would use a second compressor For that as the small ones struggle to keep up with a sander in ambient pressure
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    Re: Dad messed up...again- HELP!!!

    Decent welding suppliers will have rust remover / passivator for ss. Not pickling paste.
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    Re: Ever built a Hookah?

    Italians build lots of oil free piston compressors, I believe the cylinder is Teflon coated.
  40. Thread: Speechless

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    Re: Speechless

    Take a look here for some really impressive work
    http://www.northmen.com/en/about-us/who-where-and-why
  41. Thread: Speechless

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    Speechless

    Traditional enough?|:)


    https://vimeo.com/207763253
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Taper fittings are indeed what you need, and it will work as long as the fittings tighten up on the taper before the heads of the two bulkhead fittings clamp up on the bulkhead, its something I might...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Re the deck

    Option 6 if its only got to last a year, get some bitumous roof repair paint/sealer. I've used this several times to temporarily seal decks while waiting for repair. Incentive has a...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Re the hydraulic fittings.
    Don't assemble them as you have shown in your picture, i.e end to end with a nipple (threaded tube) in the centre. You'll be asking for problems with leaks.
    Make up the...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Mount it through the plate.|:)
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/440114-131280
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    Rather than hunt around for long threaded fittings, make up a plate out of stainless or similar and put all your fittings through that.
    You could also put cable glands in it as well. Cut out one...
  48. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    How about a mix of ply and tree branches JW's take on a traditional boat, complete with paddle rudder and fins/skegs.
    ...
  49. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    I get to spend a lot of time in airports and hotels kicking my heels dreaming of boats, so rather than waste valuable boat funds in the bar I spend time online.
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    Re: Plastic plain bearing/bushing on shaft

    If you have flexi mounts, then ideally you should have a flexible coupling.
    As already mentioned the inboard bearing isn't required for that length of shaft in this application however I would be...
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