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    More to follow, Photobucket is playing silly buggers.
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    Okay it's working again. Adrian will be along to give details.








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    Inside shots.









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    Not sure what this is but if it's to distill single malt then I want one.




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    Love her. She loves in very good condition.

    More... please

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    Looking forward to the words to go with the pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looking forward to the words to go with the pictures!
    Me too!
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    Those pics make her look bigger on the inside than the out. Very 'tardis'.
    I think there's a modicum of work been done eh?

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    Nice! Lott of work being done there. Who built her and what length etc? Kauri with a nice looking bit of jarrah on the bulkhead or transom?

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    Many thanks for posting the pics Gary, will do some comments tomorrow, sleepy time
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Many thanks for posting the pics Gary, will do some comments tomorrow, sleepy time
    Happy to do it.
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    You guys are killing me. We want details!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Inside shots.









    Not quite sure if images will be shown, the last 3 pics show my hastily arranged engine connection. Just wanted to get a run out of the engine, 14 years since an engine had run in this boat! So there were leaks every where, but wanted to try my cooling system, exhaust system and fuel system. All designed by myself with a lot of research. 1st pic:The white object upper right of engine is the heat exchanger, vinylester body, easily disassembled, copper tubes are U shaped inside, sea water flows over the outside of the tubes ( easy to clean, no blockages). To the left is the final fuel filter. Lower left is the large low rpm (3.75:1 engine speed) forward facing sea water pump. Pic : My exhaust one way valve, has a weighted flap inside, would stop any waves surging into the system, blow open easily when engine running so no back pressure. Didn't want a seacock that I forgot to open one day. Leaks too much water when running so more work, fabricated from bronze sheet. Above this a bronze u piece with a bleed orifice at the top. Pic3:That's the sea water strainer that I made, fabricated from bronze slices and hollow bar, cast acrylic tube, gutter guard around a bronze frame for the strainer. To the right is a bronze 3way valve so the seawater system can be flushed with freshwater at shutdown, made this too, bronze. Just in view is a 30 micron filter/water trap, racor or some thing similar. The filter in pic 1 is a 10 micron. Reason I made most of the things is there weren't good quality items available, or if so, then silly prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Not sure what this is but if it's to distill single malt then I want one.




    Top 2 pics are my exhaust riser, made from galvanised water pipe, cooled externally with sea water which discharges into the (you guessed it, bronze) mixer, which is insulated from the pipe by heavy gaskets. Making this was a trial. 1st time I used it there were leaks. Fixed them. There is a manifold which supplies the cooling sea water and another manifold that picks up the used water and directs it to the mixer (red hose). The engine exhaust manifold is cooled by the engine coolant, so shouldn't rot for a long time, the heat exchanger has enough capacity for this. The only uncooled part is the exhaust flex between the manifold and the riser, this is wrapped with fibreglass exhaust wrap. The riser is mounted on rubber mounts at the top and bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Those pics make her look bigger on the inside than the out. Very 'tardis'.
    I think there's a modicum of work been done eh?
    Modicum must be Latin for @&&$)(()$;:? Lots. Plenty of room for sensibley sized people (pun intended)
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    Oh, that's gonna be fun! Nice lines. Stoked to see how you finish it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Nice! Lott of work being done there. Who built her and what length etc? Kauri with a nice looking bit of jarrah on the bulkhead or transom?
    Jarrah planking, 1", and all structure, transom in Irish pine (O'Regon, oh all right! Douglas Fir) ribs Karri (west Australian hardwood), decks laid teak (thanks Jay) all beams, laminated D/Fir, cabin top, some sort of yellow cedar, cabin sides, original meranti with DFir outside and yellow cedar inside (what was I thinking!) was built locally in Birkenhead, next to Port Adelaide by a Mr Anderson (not a boat builder), late 1950s, Woollacott design Ghost from 1936.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    You guys are killing me. We want details!
    Chris, hopefully I've answered some questions. Regards Adrian
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Chris, hopefully I've answered some questions. Regards Adrian
    Yes, but what's her history? Is there another thread on her somewhere? I looked but couldn't find.

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    Looking terrific Adrian - of course!!

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    Brilliant!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Top 2 pics are my exhaust riser, made from galvanised water pipe, cooled externally with sea water which discharges into the (you guessed it, bronze) mixer, which is insulated from the pipe by heavy gaskets. Making this was a trial. 1st time I used it there were leaks. Fixed them. There is a manifold which supplies the cooling sea water and another manifold that picks up the used water and directs it to the mixer (red hose). The engine exhaust manifold is cooled by the engine coolant, so shouldn't rot for a long time, the heat exchanger has enough capacity for this. The only uncooled part is the exhaust flex between the manifold and the riser, this is wrapped with fibreglass exhaust wrap. The riser is mounted on rubber mounts at the top and bottom.
    Damn, so it's not a whisky distiller
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    Not a whisky still, just a remarkably neat bit of work! Well done Adrian!
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    I do have to agree.
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    Thank you all for the compliments, I am humbled. Chris, not quite sure about history, the Mr Anderson that built her had always wanted to build his own boat, he had been an officer in the navy and had managed to get a sail rating on one of the few ketches left in Sth Australia. His wife didn't like the boat so it was sold not long after being built, various owners and lack of care and appropriate repairs, was a bit sad when I bought him/her (still not sure of the gender of this boat, seems more like a him) in 1997. It was running and sailing when I bought him/her, but a lot of things were disappointing, a Perkins 4107 with a Borg Warner velvet drive box, a good combo but not in this boat, too heavy, too noisy, too leaky. Cockpit wrong, deck wrong, bow sprit wrong, blah, blah... I could have/should have done a more basic plywood refurbish but I did want to see what I could do, hence the laid deck and cabin top, all the bronze fittings (I made patterns, had them and finished them myself), all the laminated beams, all the fancy joins, half dovetails and other types with locking pieces, had an idea when I saw Adrian Dean in Hobart using lipstick to find high spots when carving a half model, I used lipstick when doing my joints, sort of like bearing blue for wood workers. Another thing which gets all the shipwrights climbing on to their soapboxes when I tell them that I used one of those squares with the sliding ruler and inbuilt spirit level. "Oh you can't use a sprit level on a boat in the water, rubbish, blah, blah" (the entire deck, cabin and 2/3 of the transom was done while boat was in the water). What they seem unable to understand was that the amount a 5 ton boat moves when you move from one side to another has little effect on the 1 1/2 to 2" of a join, probably a few thousands of an inch, and when you fit the beam you use the lipstick to harmonise the contact areas anyway. Cheers
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    Maybe some pics of cabin top work on pages 283/284? Of the Antipodean thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Maybe some pics of cabin top work on pages 283/284? Of the Antipodean thread
    I can't see any, sorry . I looked .
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    Aha! 238 and 239
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    Here we go.







    Is the cabin top huon Adrian?

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    More ....







    An immaculate job Adrian !!!!
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    Thanks Peter
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    Nice work, keep going! Looks like your next door neighbor is a project too.

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    Boat next to me is Anynda, a Strange design, owned by a good friend, a similar boat to Ghost, little bit beamier (wouldnt be hard!) built by Searles in Port Adelaide, maybe 1936? Was built for racing, originally gaff rig, now Bermudan
    , mast is a bit heavy for the boat. It's in pretty good condition actually.
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    Looking for some thoughts on securing the shrouds to the end of the spreaders. They are made from Oregon/Douglas Fir, shroud is 1/4 1 x 19 316 ss. didn't want lashings/siezings, Something to grip the shroud, that could be removed with tools, didn't have dissimilar metal issues and wouldn't chafe the sails.

    Just trying make something not too fiddly is exercising my mind a bit too much at the moment.

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    Why not lashings? How about bronze strap wrapped around the end of the spreader, and a half round strap over that, screwed on with machine screws into threaded holes in the first strap. Shaped so as to clamp the shrouds between the two straps.

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