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Old 24 March 2011, 08:04   #171
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The two front seat bases are done - they will have aluminium side plates for mounting the seats - they are being fabricated at the moment.



Plenty of room to pass between the seats.



The recesses are for the 3 litre pony bottles that each crew member has to have in case of inversion, there will be a pipe up to a demand valve which will be clipped to the lifejacket - two more seat are going onto the back of these for the rear crew members.

We are having a Throttleman, Driver and Navigator, the fourth seat is reserved for press, sponsors and hangers on!
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Old 18 April 2011, 12:17   #172
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The mould for the air intake extensions in place - this will form part of the air intake system that will prevent the engine compartment filling with water - only air.



The drivers dashboard is finished and ready for fitting out before final fitting to the boat. Gear/throttle levers will be mounted on the horizontal panel to the side of the driver and the recess is for a fire extinguisher. The vertical panel will hold the switch panel and navigation repeaters.



The throttle mans dashboard will be a mirror image of the drivers side with throttles, trim, engine switches and data panel as well as MNEA 2000 repeaters capable of showing all engine data as well as navigation data. Trim indicator will stick out of the top of the dash. Air bottles fit under the seat - one for each occupant. Don't worry they won't be pink forever!



The boat is "left hand drive" for a very good reason - the throttle man needs to be right handed and if the throttles were in the middle they would be in the way of everything. The gear/throttles beside the driver are for leaving and entering port and leisure use.
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Old 30 May 2011, 04:07   #173
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Well we got it running in time to get to Torquay for Sunday lunchtime despite a couple of major time wasters. It turned out that Mr Yanmar Friday afternoon bloke had put two wires on the ignition barrel the wrong way round resulting in much head scratching to find that one! The biggest problem was the power steering though - We have Hypro Marine's HM1820 running off both the pumps and it just blows the fluid out of the caps on the pumps, so with no steering we couldn't even get it on the water to test it.

More photos to follow on Tuesday of the interior, lots of room in the cockpit with good visibility, the screens went in perfectly and fit totally flush to the canopy.

Richard Mason dropped by on Sunday afternoon and it was really good to see him although he still has a bit of a limp he's back at work now.

As soon as the steering is fixed we will be out testing complete with Gopro and a camera which will hopefully be later this week as soon as the steering is sorted.
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Old 30 May 2011, 04:52   #174
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I'm really excited for you and your team Cookee. Obviously a lot of hard graft has gone in to this project and you're just about to see the fruits of your labour.

Can't wait to see your pics.
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We have a computerised start up / steering choice system on Goodheart to elevate the blow back problem with steering systems. Which ever engine is started first runs the hydraulic system for the power steering and bucket control. (it does have a manual overide if we think we are smarter than the computer Alan P
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cookee, what are the consoles/dash made out of?? Looks like ply thats been skinned. Is it?
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Well we got it running in time to get to Torquay for Sunday lunchtime despite a couple of major time wasters. It turned out that Mr Yanmar Friday afternoon bloke had put two wires on the ignition barrel the wrong way round resulting in much head scratching to find that one! The biggest problem was the power steering though - We have Hypro Marine's HM1820 running off both the pumps and it just blows the fluid out of the caps on the pumps, so with no steering we couldn't even get it on the water to test it.

More photos to follow on Tuesday of the interior, lots of room in the cockpit with good visibility, the screens went in perfectly and fit totally flush to the canopy.

Richard Mason dropped by on Sunday afternoon and it was really good to see him although he still has a bit of a limp he's back at work now.




As soon as the steering is fixed we will be out testing complete with Gopro and a camera which will hopefully be later this week as soon as the steering is sorted.

Don't know whether this helps or not?
I had a similar problem with the hydraulics on a jet rib I helped refurbish last summer.
On this boat it was operating the bucket on a Hamilton jet. Turned out that the hydraulic ram had a dot stamped on the end of the shaft. It could be fitted with the dot at the top or the bottom. We had fitted it with the dot at the bottom. Turns out that if the dot is at the bottom, the ram wouldn't function properly. Once we rotated the shaft 180 degrees with the dot at the top, it worked perfectly.
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Some photos to bring us up to date:

Engine bay ready for the motors and the shelf is for the water strainers -



Two 250 litre fuel tanks - at least three hours range at WOT -



Brand new and shiny Yanmar BY260's 54 litres per hour each at WOT -





The Arnesons - the extension for the transom is still being made - that will be done soon!



Throttlemans position - electronics are on the way this week!



Plenty of room in the cockpit



Drivers seat with pony bottle built in -

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cookee, what are the consoles/dash made out of?? Looks like ply thats been skinned. Is it?
The dash is the same as the boat, seat mounts etc - balsa core, the only ply is in the transom. The balsa we use is in three thicknesses depending on the area of use up to 1"

Thanks for the hydraulic help guys - looks like we may be simplifying things now!
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