A few Type IIIs have tried to criticise us for adding weight to the boat but in truth something like the box of doublers for the whole engine cover weighs very little
Oh for goodness sake! When you look at some of the real
engineering issues we've had to solve, and then to be asked this one. I've had a bad day so here it is in brief.
Total weight added to the engine cover - 8kg, which is quite a bit less than the redundant Beryl engine mounts that will be dismounted for running purposes because we don't need them.
Total weight added to the tail cover - 6kg. We can leave out half a ton of lead to get over that one but we won't because a little extra aft trim will do no harm.
Total weight added to the air intakes - zero and we can save there with a smaller fuel load and all of this with a considerable increase in strength because we have all that remained plus that of the new material, which adds up to more than she started with especially when you factor in the modern day sealants and rivets.
Other savings include a lighter steering box, lighter batteries and the removal of several redundant items that would otherwise only be along for the ride. All of which will be duly returned for display purposes.
In conclusion, K7
will actually be running lighter than she was back in 67 - unless Ted starts eating burgers...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
This is not put on as a public entertainment... it's put on to reach a certain goal.