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Post by Jordangbr » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:54 pm

I'm going to have a stab at oil/fuel filter mounting for the Beryl...
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:59 pm

I'm going to have a stab at oil/fuel filter mounting for the Beryl...
The Beryl oil filter was mounted above it on the upper bulkhead and the fuel filter was on the other side and, while the anal-widgetry dept. has been trying to second guess the purpose of what appears to be a redundant prop for a game of snakes & ladders all day, the real boat builders finished off the lower skin for Righty and delivered it, flapping like a mad thing on the roof of the van, to Bettablast for painting.

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Post by Richie » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:14 am

reckon we might get it back for the weekend ?
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Post by Richie » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:56 am

so says "lord Duct Boy" :lol: :lol:
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Post by Piston Broke » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:35 am

Yes we took your boxes of bits and marked them to show bettablast bill where to drill them so he can hang them up
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:24 pm

Yes we took your boxes of bits and marked them to show bettablast bill where to drill them so he can hang them up
...the top-hat section for under the intake didn't have a hole in it for a start, Mr Bullfrog!
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Post by Moonie » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:36 pm

Batteries "look" in great shape, just hope the internals survived all them years under water and will throw out a few amps once again!

What was the condition of the wiring throughout the boat? Can it be restored or will it be a complete/part rewire?

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Post by rob565uk » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:53 pm

Moonie wrote:Batteries "look" in great shape, just hope the internals survived all them years under water and will throw out a few amps once again!

What was the condition of the wiring throughout the boat? Can it be restored or will it be a complete/part rewire?
I can answer that one - the wiring loom was largely retrieved but after 34 years under water and with parts of it dating back to 1955, we decided on a replacement, but re-using as much of the original system hardware (panels, sockets etc) as possible and using the correct period cabling. There should be a relevant piece in the Diary soon if you would like more detail.
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Post by Dominic Owen » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:59 pm

An old friend of mine has always been a bit of a god at resurrecting batteries - he once grabbed a supposedly knackered second-hand battery out of the workshop for his bike and not only got it going again but still had it on there 7 years later. I'll give him a shout to check on exactly what he did but from memory he basically rinsed it out a few times with boiling water before refilling it with new acid and did that every year as part of the winter service. Apparently the heat from the boiling water cracks any sulphate off the plates and, as long as it isn't bad enough to have buckled them, leaves them all as good as new.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:18 pm

We don't know how good the batteries were when they were installed but after they sank it's safe to say that they got a good rinsing with fresh water. Novie emptied them and described a fair quantity of black debris coming out of them. Beyond that we know nothing about them but we'll certainly have a go at getting them going again.
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