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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:42 pm

And even worse still when you take up a job half finished and the previous person has left it all over the shop and you have to clean it before you begin....
Rob never does that... :lol:
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by bluebirdsback » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:57 am

Wouldn't even dream about it. :oops:
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Post by Mike Bull » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:26 am

Just in case anyone is in any doubt as to just how disgusting choccie sauce can be, this is what I had left the day after we put the planing wedge on-
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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:03 am

The spreader plates over the wedge aren't steel. They're another high-duty aluminium alloy. 7068, probably.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by no1traumanurse » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:43 am

Those spoons will probably need more than one run through the dishwasher.

The choccie sauce I assume has two purposes, waterproofing and keeping disimilar metals apart. Was there an equivalent product used on the original build or was it a case of, bolts are tight so water should stay out?
Forgive this question. Presumably she won't be 100% watertight, after she gets her feet wet again in the near/distant future, are you planning on just reaching inside with an absorbent rag or engine out again and thorough rub down?

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:36 pm

The choccie sauce I assume has two purposes, waterproofing and keeping disimilar metals apart. Was there an equivalent product used on the original build or was it a case of, bolts are tight so water should stay out?
Yes and yes - it also sticks like poo to the bedclothes. Back in the day they used chromate jointing paste (yellow yak sh*t) that only dealt with the dissimilar metal problem and was hopeless at keeping the water out. The boat has so many drain holes we have to assume it leaked like a sieve and I well remember Ken Norris telling me that the sponsons leaked so badly they had to be filled with expanding foam from day-one. We've gone to great lengths to make sure that everything is a close fit then properly sealed so she should be 100% waterproof.
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Post by Terminator » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:19 pm

Looking good and I certainly hope we are 100% waterproof. However one things for sure the tolerances now are far better than when the boat was constructed in 1954. That's not a criticism of the work done way back in 1954 as they did a good job which saw K7 secure seven world water speed records over the years.
Good day yesterday in the workshop and hopefully the final piece of the flooring is prepped I think? Now ready for Bill to take off to the heat treatment people to return it to its original flat shape. However it was not easy fighting with a bit of tin covered in the pink stuff curled up like some king cobra ready to bite anybody not paying attention. Big thanks to Gillian and Rob for mucking in as it was a task to behold at the start of the day but we cracked it.
That's not a bit of woodworm I spy in that wood featuring today is it ?

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:40 pm

Terminator wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:19 pm
That's not a bit of woodworm I spy in that wood featuring today is it ?
Unlikely, given that the planing wedge is made from aluminium..!

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Post by Terminator » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:54 pm

I knew that just teasing. It must be aluminum worm then :D
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by no1traumanurse » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:56 am

For those of us, might be just me, with no idea about metallurgy. Why are the floor skins going off to be heated?

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