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Old 19 February 2014, 16:35   #121
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Ouch! I hope it's the camera angle and the fact it's not trimmed in that's giving that impression, coz it's on the lowest 'ole. Anyway, how can you see through all that smoke?
No... I mean your coolant pressure output .. seems high for a 3 pot .. maybe just me ?
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Old 19 February 2014, 16:47   #122
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No... I mean your coolant pressure output .. seems high for a 3 pot .. maybe just me ?
Phew, you had me worried!

It was the first run-up since servicing, new impellor, seals, etc so I was happy to see it pi55ing like a horse
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Old 20 February 2014, 12:01   #123
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More progress today and a couple of thank you notes for fellow nobburs...

Grablines attached and Avon badges ready to be affixed. Name badges should arrive tomorrow so I'll have to power up the heater in the workshop and have a glue sniffing session.

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Fuel tanks awaiting fitting and stainless ratchet buckles (and continuous black webbing strap) on order fro Union Industries in Leeds (thanks Pikey Dave for the lead on this one).

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Finally, a thank you to Nos (I think) who highlighted the fantastic fuses that light up when blown. Due to 'operator error' with the wiring on the lighting circuit I managed to blow a couple of fuses and it was the simplest job to see exactly which fuse it was and replace.
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Old 20 February 2014, 13:10   #124
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Fuel tanks awaiting fitting and stainless ratchet buckles (and continuous black webbing strap) on order fro Union Industries in Leeds (thanks Pikey Dave for the lead on this one).
You're welcome Looking tidy, I could be tempted with a project meself (when I get the time)
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Old 20 February 2014, 13:12   #125
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Looking great dude
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Old 28 February 2014, 09:51   #126
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Done!

Apart from attaching the name badges and SSR number, the project is complete. Too cold to do this at the moment.

Two x 55 litre fuel tanks (providing sufficient go-go juice to get me around each of the islands on the Round the Island gigs) now affixed to an epoxied plywood base and secured with four continuous ratchet straps (fantastic product from Union Industries in Leeds) and with a couple of fuel taps secured to transom so switch over should be simple.

Probably have to take it reasonably steady until a few litres have been burned on account of the increased weight on the ar$e end but I'm sure my counterbalancing 18 stone up front will prove adequate....

Oh, and I came a cross a super little 12v 50w diver's torch and bracket that fitted the bill too. Couldn't justify the price of an Aldis lamp!

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Excellent job
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Old 28 February 2014, 10:19   #128
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Splendid!!!

Where did you get the tanks from?
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Old 28 February 2014, 11:18   #129
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Splendid!!!

Where did you get the tanks from?
M. E. S. Marine in Queensferry.

Here

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Here
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Old 28 February 2014, 11:48   #130
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Time to get it wet!

That's a cracking job that Tony!

Bet you can't wait to get it wet!!
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