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Old 16-03-2009, 23:26
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Re: Steve's Boat

Hey less of the trailer fiddling and more engine re-building!!

You won't need a trailer when the boats in Southampton Dry stack anyway...
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Old 02-04-2009, 20:23
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SO here's some more pics of the snail like pace I've been working at!

1 trailer spring stuffed.

New ones should be here in a couple of weeks.

Trailer has to be sorted before it can move anywhere.

Pic of trailer chocked up.

2 Fitting new Helm.

I was worried the dash was not going to be solid enough to take the Helm assy. So I've glassed another piece of ply behind the dash. Here's the Helm in place.

Resolved any anxiety of the distance from the keys to the Wheel.
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Old 02-04-2009, 20:30
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Think you need a couple of new kill cords too........................................

Its good though to see that things are now starting to go back in the boat

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Old 02-04-2009, 22:52
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I love that helm steering setup. It looks like its ajustable and very very shiny. Was it a special US purchase?
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:18
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It did come from the states but it wasn't a special order item.

Just expensive. The shiny bits are stainless and all made out of solid chunks.

In here >;;

http://www.imcomarine.com/nvcatalog/index.html

They have diagrams for each type of set up and a parts list.

I could have just bought the major components and then taken them up to Think Auto (near Kew) and they would provide all the hoses and fittings in the UK.

But that's then another whole day gone and more wages lost!

Black part on bench in garage boating is the pump section painted up and waiting to be bolted on.
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Old 03-04-2009, 20:44
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Great catalogue, those outdrives look as shiny as the steering bits. Are they all in house I wonder or rebadged Mercs.
Having said that the Thrust plates look a bit like your old Cobras.
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Old 03-04-2009, 21:03
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ouch!! the leaf springs have seen better days
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Old 09-04-2009, 20:55
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Some more stuff thats been going on...

Front to back Hoses in for Steering and main loom multi-cores, front to back are all fitted in place.

Transom Hoses going in but this has stopped until I've bought sea strainers and they've turned up. The Sea Strainers will have a cooling coil in for Power steering fluid.

Springs arrived. Pretty good dimesion wise and they fit in the 'ole so they'll be going on.

A.C. has got busy so I've got my trim pump assy's back off of Adrian and finished one off meself. Still needs some connections coating in liquid tape but I've posted the pics for a comparison.

Pic of the valve blox for the power steering having bee converted to JIC fittings and been painted of the black anodising which didn't look tough enough as a final coating.

Lastly a Mercruiser diagram with my notes on, for plumbing the Hydraulic steering. Obviously these guys had never seen the London Tube Map. look carefuly and you can see the valve blocks in the diagram. I'm not following the diagram completely. The Header tank will have its lower outlets connected to the lowest point in the common return pipes. Some new connectors will be welded into the top and the existing tanks will be connected into the new points. This will allow the system to fill from the bottom and breath at the top.
IN PRINCIPLE!
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Old 09-04-2009, 22:50
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Excellent progress Steve. Steering helm looks very impressive too.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:51
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Steve,

you seem to be moving forward at great speed now
All looks like its coming together which is good news
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Old 28-08-2009, 22:31
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So all the springs went on , axles got repainted, beraings and galved wheels went back on.

I found somewhere to hire me a tractor unit for a day, and today I went to move it out of the old yard, having already relocated the workshop.

I hitched up, checked the lights and jumped in the cab. Looking forward I snicked it into 2nd and went to pull away. I thought funny? the handbrakes on, I stared straight at the handbrake. It was off. Then I realised a brake had seized on.

So, have you ever tried freeing off the brakes from a 10 ton twin wheel axle assy?.

The Workshop with all the tools for fixing the trailer is now set up at the other place. I had to trundle back and forth to get tools, trolley jack, etc, in the 44 ton tractor unit.

Done and moved but boy what a day!

Lesson learnt, move the workshop after everything else.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:04
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Found the camera and done some more...

The Trailer was getting to me. I had cut the front OFF to get it home. It was now of no use an, asset with no value.

So I've now manufactured the parts to make it useable.

Hitch is now Telescopic and shortens down enough to make the trailered boat storage more acceptable to yards.

Would Probably fit on the drive too.

Just need to weld the roller in place and the whole lot can go off to be galved and be bolted back in.

BACK TO THE BOAT!
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Old 05-09-2009, 17:16
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Managed to sneak another day in.

Got inside and couldn't remember what was what.

Flow coated repairs to Hull. Spots on pic are spots on the camera lense?

Second pic is plumbing for steering reaching 1st Transom plate.
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Old 05-09-2009, 21:15
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Impresive bit of plumbing Steve and good to see pics from inside the boat. Carry on the good work mate and making the most of free days when you can.
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Old 08-09-2009, 21:50
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Progress !! Very good. Transom shield look good, especially with plumbing in place.

So whats next on the agenda
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