Re: Technical Talk
Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:08 pm
Hearty congratulations, team, on a magnificent achievement! Just reward for so much dedicated effort.
Cheers, Nigel... and a quick heads-up, we're on BBC Breakfast in the morning. I was aked to appear but we ran out of time trying to get me down there for the morning's show. Shame, I would have enjoyed that, but there'll be a next time.Hearty congratulations, team, on a magnificent achievement! Just reward for so much dedicated effort.
Nice to hear she's ready to goRenegadenemo wrote:Online piece.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/do ... on-9201680
Yes indeed - that'll cause the usual crop of confusion. It always does.Nice to hear she's ready to go
It actually sits down into the floor of the boat onto a flat skin held with countersunk rivets to give a flat surface. The shoulders that extend out over the decks on either side have rubber matting between them and the rivets in the deck but the weight of the tank is taken on its base down in the hull. Then it has a 2" wide strap over the top with a bottle-screw on each side to pull everything down solidly.One thing puzzling me, the fuel tank. I always thought (as per the drawings) that it "merely" sat on flanges on the tops of the frame rails, about one third of the way up the tank, is there an additional strap or something? (like a steel band with turnbuckles). Could I see some pics, as I mighthave made my model wrong!!!!
It had a maker's plate on the top (now preserved in the Ruskin) stating that it contains 46 imperial gallons. Considering that the aux tank, filter, hoses and swirl pot swallowed about eight gallons then we put the remainder of that drum in the main tank with a smoot from the second drum the value for the main tank capacity must be pretty close. It took about ten minutes of running to eradicate the air from the fuel lines and after that it seemed all very happy.Have you measured the exact capacity, as Ken told me they only ever went by their calc's, and never actually filled it up, then measured the capacity?