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Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:08 pm
by quicksilver-wsr
Hearty congratulations, team, on a magnificent achievement! Just reward for so much dedicated effort.

Nigel

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:20 pm
by Renegadenemo
Hearty congratulations, team, on a magnificent achievement! Just reward for so much dedicated effort.

Nigel
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.

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:37 pm
by Ste
Well done all - I'm grinning ear to ear :D

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:12 pm
by Stuart Baker
Nice to hear she's ready to go :lol:

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:11 pm
by Renegadenemo
Nice to hear she's ready to go :lol:
Yes indeed - that'll cause the usual crop of confusion. It always does.

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:16 am
by Mike Bull

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:45 pm
by f1steveuk
A majorstep forward, well done!!!

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!!!!

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:29 pm
by Renegadenemo
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 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.

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:10 pm
by f1steveuk
I was bloody close, well, half right!

I sort of borrowed the idea when we put a coolant tank in K3, between the cockpit and the engine, disguised as the cockpit bulkhead. Sadly we didn't baffle it enough, and the strengthening tubes pulled out, and it leaked all over Trafalgar Square!!!

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?

Nice to see air passing through once more

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:05 pm
by Renegadenemo
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?
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.