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Old 12 May 2013, 11:41   #11
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Tut tut - Father Mulligan says that self abuse is the worst sort
Is it coincidental I find myself needing eyeglasses?
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Old 19 May 2013, 01:37   #12
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More cleaning and assessment today. We had 4 inches of global warming fall overnight. This is now officially the longest meteoric winter on record for Anchorage, Alaska (early snow in the fall and late snow in the spring.) *grumble*



I inflated the tubes this afternoon. The bow and starboard were just a bit soft from my pressure release from a week ago. The port tube was saggy but not flat. I realized that I didn't have the valve caps on, so I put them in place after inflating. Hopefully it's a valve leak. Or maybe not, I don;t know how readily these valves can be tweaked.

My scrubbing is pulling loose some of the fibers in the hypalon. I think I may trim those off with a scalpel-like tool, oh so carefully.



There's a colorful patch on the starboard tube that I didn't notice before. it's starting to lift up on the right side. I think I'll replace it with a new gray patch.



I trimmed off about 50 cm of the chewed-up rub strake. You can see where it took a bit of the orange hypalon fabric with it. I hope the new rub strake can cover that.




The middle D-ring on the port gunwale rope is starting to tear through. Yet another fix.



Next post, the valves!
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Old 19 May 2013, 01:54   #13
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The valves are "some sort of military" according to my local rafting shop. There's an exposed black rubber boot with a plug cap. Deep within is a brass valve pin. First, the view with the cap/plug inserted.



Here I've taken out the plug. There is some text on the flap which reads:
INSTRUMENT RESEARCH LABORATORIES LTD
CORSHAM.WILTS.ENGLAND

The valve boot has MADE IN ITALY along the top, and something I can't read along the bottom.



And finally, the valve itself in all its algae-infested glory!



Is anyone familiar with this type of valve? Does there appear to be a chance that with the right tool the valve can be removed, without cutting into the hypalon? Waiting with fingers crossed for someone with the magical knowledge.
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430 Motomar

Hi,

I'm looking for more info on this boat. What is the cargo weight limit? what is the engine size limit?

I'm looking for the specs of the boat.
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Old 08 September 2013, 06:22   #15
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Here I've taken out the plug. There is some text on the flap which reads:
INSTRUMENT RESEARCH LABORATORIES LTD
CORSHAM.WILTS.ENGLAND
Anything along the lines of 'Made in England' on must be very, very old!

I think that there used to be an organisation called "The Admiralty Photographic and Instrument Research Laboratories" that performed research, etc., for the Royal Navy. I'm not sure if there is a link - it would have been unlikely to be a 'Ltd' company (but might have been split off as a separate entity).

Corsham had lots of Admiralty stores, so there may be a link. A lot of the underground ones have been taken over by companies storing very expensive wine for very rich people - it is like gold reserves, with bottles being moved around as they are traded!

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Thanks for the reminder about this project thread.

Life has distracted me from following up on this. The boat is in much better shape than my original assessment indicated. Port and starboard tubes are good, just have slow valve leaks that are contained if the valve caps are well seated. The bow tube has a small leak that doesn't go away by keeping the valve cap on, so I still have to track that down and fix it.

As to the specs for the boat, here is a picture of the transom plate:



You folks across the pond may be better acquainted with Italian than me. But based on the context and guessing as to the worn off lettering I reckon it states:

Model: 430
Weight: 95 kg / 210 lb.
Total persons: 6
Maximum weight: 1000 kg / 2216 lb.
Max horsepower: 50 HP
Serial number: MFL43265L888
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Paying a little better attention to that photo, the last four characters in the serial number appear to be E888. Probably meaningful in some way but I'm far from knowing how.
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