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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...
  2. 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.
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  3. 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...
  5. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Thanks Chris
    That is a great painting and I have a copy on my office wall.
    I have been anti facebook for quite some time but its been a great source of pictures and information on Incentive III, a...
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    Re: Plastic plain bearing/bushing on shaft

    A few questions
    1 is the engine on flexible mounts or hard mounted
    2 Is the shaft fitted to the gearbox with a rigid or flexible coupling
    3 does it have an Aqua drive or similar coupling
    3 Is the...
  7. Re: Good (new?) machine for fairing the inside of strip-built hulls

    Nice little tool
    I used to use these in an industrial role, adjustable speeds made all the difference in abrasive longevity and effectiveness....
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    Re: Seized Diesel engine.

    Pretty much standard on diesel engines, as the compression ratios are much higher (hence clearances are a lot tighter)
    my plan would be
    1 Pull the rocker cover off and check the valves are free
    2...
  9. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    Here you go, no need to leave sight of shore if you don't want http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/
    And here is a good excuse to make the trip...
  10. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    Hey no problem.
    As for ply composite boats, did I mention my passion for Wharram cats.

    On the subject of trennals, I'm thinking of using them when I replace some of the deck planks, cheapskate...
  11. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    Seeing as I have been mentioned a few times on here, I guess a reply is in order.
    It does seem that plank on frame boats are few and far between but they are out there, but as stated previously the...
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    Re: Diesel fuel sludge questions

    Being as you don't even know if you have a problem yet, i would suggest polishing your fuel, either get someone to do it for you or make up a pump and filter rig and do it yourself.
    i would also...
  13. Re: Another smallest boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean attempt.

    I would certainly prefer to do it Wharram style, with a choice of bed etc.
  14. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Nothing too difficult with it, tenons were cut with a hand saw and the Mortices marked from the tenons, drill out as much as possible and clean up with a chisel.
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    Re: New toy

    Pretty boring, just motice and tenon jointed, then glued and screwed. The frames are just local construction suppliers softwood 4x2 and the panel was bit of 3/8" ply i had kicking about, hence no...
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    Re: New toy

    Thanks Dave. Seems that we had the same reasoning for the glycol i.e stabilizing the wood and keeping the water out.
    Clearly further testing is required, I'll give the sample a while to settle down...
  17. Re: Another smallest boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean attempt.

    Plenty in the book
  18. Re: Another smallest boat to cross the Atlantic Ocean attempt.

    James Wharram writes about Lindeman in his book Two Girls Two Catamarans, Wharram and co met him in the Canaries before he set off on his Atlantic crossing. Set him up with the outrigger on his...
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    Re: New toy

    Dave I will try soaking them in water later. I'm interested in what makes you think the Glycol leached out, was the wood coated at all (paint/varnish etc)
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    Re: New toy

    James, there are a couple of pictures showing the samples cut through, not that clear to see the soak up but looking at them it is quite clear that the Glycol has soaked right through. I did soak...
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    Re: New toy

    I cut through the sample about a 1/4" from the top end, which shows that the glycol had soaked right through....
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    Re: New toy

    Well after 24hours of soaking the Oak it has just about soaked right through.
    http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt33/buick1d/Incentive%20111/glycol%20oak%2024%20hours.jpg

    Weighed at 54g...
  23. Thread: Saving Tally Ho

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    Re: Saving Tally Ho

    Similar story with Irene of Bridgwater, she was burnt to the water line in the Carribean and sank. They managed to refloat what was left, put sheets of ply around the remaining frames and a suitably...
  24. Thread: Saving Tally Ho

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    Re: Saving Tally Ho

    It would be nice if she made it over here to the Humber, she would be a great new neighbour.
    Fortunately it seems the UK and northern Europe is still playing around with wooden boats. Since...
  25. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    I weighed the Larch after the soak and it came out at 50g, I left the oak to soak through further (results to follow later).
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    Re: New toy

    Next pics are from the soaking period. Surprised me how quick the glycol was drawn through the timber.
    Half hour soak time....
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    Re: New toy

    Time for an update, the cold (man flu) I got hit with 2 weeks ago is still making itself felt, but I got out in the shed today to finish screwing and gluing some doors together.
    While I was there I...
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    Re: Old or new table saw?

    A much needed trait when playing with old woodies|;)
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    Re: Old or new table saw?

    Are you building a boat or building a saw?
    Go portable, you can set it up near the boat and then take it home and use it to work on the boat at home.
    Save the big old cast iron saws for the...
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    Depends on your range requirements, take a look over at Bruce Schwab
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    Actually there is a push to reduce combustion temperatures and hence EGT's to reduce NOx emissions. Going back to Long stroke engines (old ways work)

    But in reality, production engine technology...
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    Short answer
    1-Yes
    2- Maybe

    3- Probably isn't

    Slightly longer answer
    1- Vessel speed is dependent on amount of effort put in, that won't change, all things being equal.

    2- Possibly, but...
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    :D I not too fussy anything up to 1950
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    i would avoid anything designed in the the last 17 years.
    Many "modern" engines are tweaked older designs, but I would be looking at pre 2000 ( Euro 3) where the more stringent NOx emissions kicked...
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    First off I like Yanmar engines, worked on quite a few, installed a few as well. Generally found them much better than the Green Box of death ( Vol*o)

    However many of the problems associated with...
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    I think you'll find derating is often little more than dropping max revs, this allows the tag of "continuous" duty to be applied, most commercial engines have a maximum duration for max revs i.e 2...
  37. Re: Northern Hemisphere, February, Mid-Winter Blues!

    and another


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwFeGb-4wLE&t=38s
  38. Re: Northern Hemisphere, February, Mid-Winter Blues!

    Some film of her in action


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZbYL4ufNEo
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    Re: Traditional anchor windlass designs

    2K really. A bit of flat plate profile cut for the ratchet wheel, round bar stock for the shaft (if required), some flat bar for the ratchet pawls and handles and a some tree for the pretty bits.
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    Re: Questions about a previously canvased deck.

    I've just edited your original post, which, I believe, gives you the answer you need.
    Personally I'd stick with the canvas.
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    Re: Traditional anchor windlass designs

    Very very nice, not quite what I'm after though..
    plus I'm way too cheap to pay for it.

    I should add that Incentive still has a working hydraulic system, and I have a hydraulic winch to be fitted...
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    To the OP get a non turbo Cummins and wind the throttle stop back a bit to lower the max revs, get a matched prop, and your good to go.
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    it doesn't its the SI version of hp
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    Re: over powering your vessel

    Power (HP) is a function of Torque and revs

    HP only gives you half the picture, its partially useful for cars as they all rev to a similar amount.

    That's why the big old slow revving diesels...
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    Re: Restoration of BC Salmon Troller "Petrel"

    You have my sympathies, i'm currently off my feet with a cold as well, 3 days and counting.
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    Re: Traditional anchor windlass designs

    You have read my mind.
    A few years back I was doing a bit of work on Irene of Bridgwater and was asked to look at repairing their electric drive on their deck winch. Unfortunately circumstances...
  47. Re: Northern Hemisphere, February, Mid-Winter Blues!

    This and Vega are my lottery win dream boats.
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    Re: Traditional anchor windlass designs

    You are quite correct Nick, thank you. The book was 4" from my left elbow when I started this thread. It's exactly what I was after.
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    Traditional anchor windlass designs

    Any one out there got details on traditional anchor windlasses, drawings, sketches, plans or books with info in.
    I'm looking for ideas, and google isn't helping too much.

    A bit like one of these,...
  50. Thread: New toy

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    Re: New toy

    Who wouldn't want a Riva and matching transporter?
    Came across this in the centre of Berlin, of all places, don't think I'll bother trying to get a similar standard of finish to the varnish on...
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