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    Having seen the workmanship on The Ghost some time ago I should not be surprised. I am blown away at how it's coming along. I believe I need to come see her again some time soon

    Top job Adrian, top job.
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    Wheely good idea ... but seriously, great idea! Thanks Neil - again, I'll steal it!

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    Thanks Peter and Boatsbgood. Rick, I designed that, a drawing, then a combination of plaster and body filler moulds. The final mould was glued to the pattern. By the way, all my casting patterns have been MDF and bodyfiller, painted with grey primer surfacer. The foundry likes them, they asked if I was a pattern maker, was flattered by this.

    Neil, thanks for the tip re spreader ends, clever!
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    Bruce, all the progress has been on the back verandah, a suburban story for sure, the front verandah is reserved for best
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    DSCN0702.jpgThe header tank for the engine cooling system, mostly brass
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    DSCN0705.jpgThere were some comments re stern gland lubrication on the Antipodean thread, this is my attempt. Again, mostly brass. The black knob is the pump, up for intake, down for pump. Some clever things on this, the gland for the pump is a Kingko nut and nylon olive, works well. The shuttle valve (Ertalon) inside the pump slides up and blocks the outlet for intake and slides down and blocks the inlet during pumping. Lots of sketches to get this right before manufacture. Ertalon is a great engineering plastic to use, machines beautifully, tough, can make light duty gears, not affected by oil, water, etc.
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    Dipsticks on both filler caps, metal for oil and wood for the header tank
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    Very nice work. I have to admit though that the modern translucent plastic coolant tanks are handy, you can see the coolant level at a glance.

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    Adrian, my stern gland needs grease rather than oil as the grease has to lubricate as well as prevent water seeping in. Will your pump work with grease?

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Attachment 10463The numbers show which shaft goes in which location because trying to silver solder the little pieces that locate each shaft was difficult
    I need to solder a leak in tank on my metho stove. What do you use as a heat source for the solder?
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    Rick, my sterntube is oil filled, seals both ends, oil is to keep water out as much as lubrication. Gary, soft soldering is normally best done with a soldering iron, problem is with larger things like tanks is getting enough heat into the thing, electric iron has be be big, say 1" diameter tip minimum, or a large square one that sits on a flame. One of those LPG handyman burners can provide the background heat on the tank whilst using the iron, which needs to be heated separately at the same time. You will need soldering fluid, which is an acid, and the surfaces must be cleaned with emery paper or wire brush just before soldering. Some times previously soldered joins cannot be cleane successfully. You may find that you need to heat the whole joint and remove the part to clean the joins properly. SOldering occurs at low enough temperatures that wont discolour chrome.

    I find the hard soldering (2% silver, plumbers, up to 45% silver) I do is much easier but LPG flame is marginal for temperature. I use oxy/acetylene but have been using the yellow MAPP gas quite a bit recently. MAPP flame can be a bit too spread out for some smaller jobs, oxy can be a much smaller and hotter flame. Silver soldering uses a generic flux that you dip the heated rod into as you go, the temperatures are high enough for the flame to keep the metal clean where you are applying solder. Post a picture of the thing that needs soldering.
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    Ghost 2003-page-001.jpg
    A picture of Ghost from 2003, looks a bit different now
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    Ghost Keel off-page-001.jpg
    Removing the keel
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    Ghost keel off 2-page-001.jpg
    The deadwood is notched so the keel had to come off sideways. There was no flat area on the deadwood in front of the keel, so the support of the hull was a bit marginal
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    Ghost Keel off 3-page-001.jpg
    The top of the keel looked poor and the bottom was worse, the top was planed and the bottom had the voids filled with epoxy and then planed, weight approx. 2500kg
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    Ghost keel on-page-001.jpg
    Keel going back on, due to design, all keel bolts (monel) had to be removed first.
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    Ghost keel on 2-page-001.jpg
    Keel close to being fitted
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    Ghost Floor timber install-page-001.jpg
    Installing floor timbers
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    Its been a big undertaking!

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    Thanks Phil, didnt seem to be much interest in what was a fairly difficult job, done by myself
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    That is one hell of a job , doing it by yourself , well done !.
    How did you go with the keel?.
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    Rob, the boat was a lot drier with a keel that was flat on the top and bottom, I had to make about 4 longer keel bolts, (because I added extra floor timbers) tapping the monel seemed to be just as hard to do as stainless
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    Ghost dismantle-page-001.jpgStarting the dismantling
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    Ghost Cabin deck off-page-001.jpgDeck coming off, note the negative camber on the deck and the leaf spring deck beams
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    Ghost deck off-page-001.jpgMore deck removal
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    Ghost deck on-page-001.jpgStarting the deck refit
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    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-08-2018 at 09:37 PM.
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    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-08-2018 at 09:38 PM.
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    Last edited by maxwaterline; 02-08-2018 at 09:40 PM.
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    Gawd , you will certainly know your boat , when she is finished !.
    One hell of an effort , well done !.
    Regards Rob J.

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    Ghost deck on 7-page-001.jpgSome half beam and tie rod detail
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    Ghost deck on 8-page-001.jpgForward deck beam detail
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