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    Isnt it pretty much a bronze version of the basic manual bilge pump? If so, youd normally mount it to a bulkhead somewhere. 1 inch or so hose? You probably dont want to be messing around with a portable board and trying to get your suction hose down into the bilge and stay there at times when you need the pump-depending what your boat is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol View Post
    Just received that ripper bronze pump from Johnno today and I've started thinking about fitting it. Which I didn't do much of before putting my hand up!

    Im thinking it has to go flat with handle poking up in the air with some BIG hoses on either end. Being that it's not probably going to get used much I reckon it looks like mounting on a board for portable use. So it can go in cabin or out in cockpit. Has any one actually used one? Does it take much effort to swing the handle?

    what say you'se?
    I bought one as well Andrew, I plan to mount it in the cockpit near to the tiller as an emergency back up pump. I’m thinking I’ll put inside a cockpit seat to protect the diaphragm from the sun.
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    The handle cannot be re-arranged to be (sort of) parallel to the pump body. So mounting it on a bulkhead would be tricky. I have one, and was considering making a pattern and asking Mr. Sibley to cast a lever which orients the handle 90 degrees over for this purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The handle cannot be re-arranged to be (sort of) parallel to the pump body. So mounting it on a bulkhead would be tricky. I have one, and was considering making a pattern and asking Mr. Sibley to cast a lever which orients the handle 90 degrees over for this purpose.
    The foundry is not working at the moment Mal, perhaps a bent length of stainless 1'' ?
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    I'll send Duncan a PM. It looks like it needs to be mounted flat so water works the valves properly and doesn't drain away before next stroke. Once I get to cockpit construction more thought will be needed. I'll see if I can get to testing it.
    permanent mount sounds like the go.

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    Andrew, screw it to a post, put a bucket of water under it and see how it pumps.
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    Peter, yep, a bent handle was my next option. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Andrew, screw it to a post, put a bucket of water under it and see how it pumps.
    My thoughts too Peter, I'll try pumping between tanks up at farm any good for firefighting?

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    No, a motor is good then.
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    For anyone who lives near Largs Bay. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/larg...cht/1133092987

    A damn good design too! A Randell Rugged.

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    Oh lordy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    For anyone who lives near Largs Bay. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/larg...cht/1133092987

    A damn good design too! A Randell Rugged.
    Largs Bay? Who’d live there?

    That’s one very interesting and complicated looking jinker
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    A friend has one of those Bruce, a very good design, he's taken his to Honiara and back.
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    It's barely a mile from where I'm sitting...
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    Four offers have already been made! (none by me)
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    My friend's is for sale for $18500.
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    I've got a couple of hours free tomorrow, so I tried to call the seller. Not answer his phone at the moment so I left a voice message. No response yet. I'd like to know the state of the ribs/fastenings, rigging, as a starter to a conversation, however I have a feeling it has just been sold
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    Quite cheap. You wouldn't be expecting much I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    The handle cannot be re-arranged to be (sort of) parallel to the pump body. So mounting it on a bulkhead would be tricky. I have one, and was considering making a pattern and asking Mr. Sibley to cast a lever which orients the handle 90 degrees over for this purpose.
    Is the handle removable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I've got a couple of hours free tomorrow, so I tried to call the seller. Not answer his phone at the moment so I left a voice message. No response yet. I'd like to know the state of the ribs/fastenings, rigging, as a starter to a conversation, however I have a feeling it has just been sold


    In that case ...... https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/anga...his/1141530841
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Is the handle removable?
    Yep. The pipe will come out of the short lever. So a pipe with a 90deg bend on the end would work. The top plate can be rotated to whatever position, so the handle can be arranged on the side.

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    :-) I love the seller's description on that last listing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    :-) I love the seller's description on that last listing.
    "There's nothing more expensive than a free boat, so get off your arxe and run like hell" That one?
    Last edited by brucemoffatt; 03-16-2017 at 05:25 AM.
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    Yep. Exactly. He's counting on there being some people out there who can't translate.

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    I'd look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I'd look.
    I'd look at the other one...
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    Me too, that's a gift !!!
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    Re the jinker pictured above, that is what happens when someone puts a racing boat on it improperly, that has a deep fin keel, boat falls over, club gets sued, engineer designs "improvements" to the jinker. Whenever I use this jinker for Ghost, I'm always banging my head on those angle braces. Same person berths his boat after a race by doing a complete u turn in the fairway, missing the stern of my boat by about 500mm. Same person parks their, surprise surprise large twin cab tradie ute in the middle of a small parking area. Every time I bang my head on the jinker, these pleasant thoughts surround me. Clubs eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Four offers have already been made! (none by me)
    it was advertised at a higher price previously, i think it was $3500 last week, possibly higher initially, so not necessarily all lowball offers below $2500

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Re the jinker pictured above, that is what happens when someone puts a racing boat on it improperly, that has a deep fin keel, boat falls over, club gets sued, engineer designs "improvements" to the jinker. Whenever I use this jinker for Ghost, I'm always banging my head on those angle braces. Same person berths his boat after a race by doing a complete u turn in the fairway, missing the stern of my boat by about 500mm. Same person parks their, surprise surprise large twin cab tradie ute in the middle of a small parking area. Every time I bang my head on the jinker, these pleasant thoughts surround me. Clubs eh!
    Sounds like the guy is a genuine DH, but in fairness, quite likely he claimed on his insurance and they sued in his name. But still, I quietly hate people with boats that have full control in reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    Yep. The pipe will come out of the short lever. So a pipe with a 90deg bend on the end would work. The top plate can be rotated to whatever position, so the handle can be arranged on the side.
    Balia has a bigger pump, but same general configuration. It's mounted low down in the front of the cockpit. Handle is kept in clips nearby, down below. Doesn't seem to get in the way. On my dads boat, same sort of thing, mounted inside, adjacent to the companionway steps, so it can be worked from the cockpit, uncomfortably, or the cabin. On the Tumlaren I had years ago, the cockpit was open, with a thwart running across near the front end. I mounted a similar pump under the thwart, and cut a slot for the handle to come up through the thwart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Re the jinker pictured above, that is what happens when someone puts a racing boat on it improperly, that has a deep fin keel, boat falls over, club gets sued, engineer designs "improvements" to the jinker. Whenever I use this jinker for Ghost, I'm always banging my head on those angle braces. Same person berths his boat after a race by doing a complete u turn in the fairway, missing the stern of my boat by about 500mm. Same person parks their, surprise surprise large twin cab tradie ute in the middle of a small parking area. Every time I bang my head on the jinker, these pleasant thoughts surround me. Clubs eh!
    But what about the Rugged? Do you know anything about it?
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    Bruce, I could PM you my friend Keith's number. He built his Rugged 45 years ago and still owns her. His is for sale but he won't mind telling you about the general characteristic of the design. Tell him I sent you .

    I've sailed in it quite a lot and like it a lot, something of the mini Vertue.

    Keith's boat.

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    Looks like a scaled down Blythe Spirit, which is a very nice boat

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