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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby floater » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:25 pm

View of my boat inside looking aft part way through the resto. the brackets are to attach the seat frame which is only 3" tall topped with a 1/2" base with 4" of foam. If I had made the seat frame any taller I would not be able to get the tanks in over it, as it is the seat base still has to come out. The 3 holes are inspection hatches handy if you are nervous about water ingress. you can see that my splashwell is lower than yours so I was limited in what would fit under it. the tanks I have only go in to about halfway.
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby sean-nós » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:07 pm

I have a ss tank that's 9"x 13" x 30" your welcome to it if it fits, keep up the good work. I can't get anything done with this weather :grrr:


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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:54 am

I was thinking of going with something like this and being able to put the tank(s) under the seat or look like this http://people.dsv.su.se/~klas/Boats/Sup ... sman3.html when it's finished :D Chance would be a fine thing.
Floater,if my memory serves me right,you told be you had the tank in the bow section when I was chatting to you in Cardiff.I have considered that,my only worry is the distance from the tank to the engine.I know you have no problems,did you use 10mm / 3/8" id fuel line? Also I'm thinking of getting closed cell foam sprayed into the bow section for buoyancy,replacing the original areoboard that was there.Or am I half mad? :hmmm:
Thanks for the offer Fergal, :drink: I'll think about it for awhile.We have had a couple of nice sunny days up here but the wind blowing through the garage would skin an elephant.Hope it improves a lot before the end of the month.
But with a thought of putting the fuel tank in the bow section it would be very useful though I prefer the portable tanks to move from boat to boat,though when "Murphy's Law" becomes seaworthy "NO-KIT" is going in to see if I can do anything with all the mistakes I made when putting her together. :oops:
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby floater » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:16 am

haventaclue wrote:Floater,if my memory serves me right,you told be you had the tank in the bow section when I was chatting to you in Cardiff.I have considered that,my only worry is the distance from the tank to the engine.I know you have no problems,did you use 10mm / 3/8" id fuel line?


Yes 53L tank (http://shop4tanks.co.uk/plastic-tanks/o ... itres.html) up front mounted long side beamwise 2" in front of the flange at the front of the floor. The tank I have has very similar proportions to what sean-nós is offering so rip his arm off. I looked through my stash of pictures of the boat but failed to find a veiw of the instalation to post. It is all a bit of a tight fit. I made a sort of ladder frame from 1" square teak to sit the tank on with a 1/4" ply surround fitted to the profile of the hull all round and generously glassed in place. The corners of the tank are about 1 1/2 " off the hull at the closest point with about 3" headrom from top of tank to inside of deck just enough for the filler.
I use 3/8" pipe and was also a bit worried that the pump on the motor wouldn't draw it, but because of the angle of the boat I think the pump only has to overcome the drag in the line not actualy lift any fuel. I have a switchover valve behind the rear seat on the inside of the splashwell to swap between bow tank and 30L Hulk reserve tank in the back.The fuel line then runs to a seperating filter mounted inside the stbd side of the splashwell.

As an aside the 53L tank I have also fits very neatly behind the rear seats in the space I had planned to use for the two 30L (although as I said earlier i now only use one of them) I am keeping an eye out for another exactly the same if I can get one cheap enough. I can then have a fuel guage on that tank too which I cant do with the hulk tank.

Did you see the pic I posted at the bottom of page 4? it shows the boat in the water with only one 30l tank in the back before I fitted a tank up front.

This may all be geting a bit ahead of where you are at the moment but may help you to plan things in advance and avoid problems later.
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:23 am

I did see the photo,I bet that drew a bead of sweat the first time you hit the throttle :giggle: I have installed a "Moller" fuel sender in the hulk tank you see in the pic I posted.It works well.But I now have a few things to think about.Sean Nós says I can't have the arm :cry: :lol: :lol: Thanks for the ideas,it'll keep me awake for a few nights
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:04 pm

Well I have been plugging away at this,and made a little progress to the point I got her arse wet a fortnight ago.Some of you will know how that turned out for Sean-Nós and "Old's Cool", :( .I had been waiting to post an update of progress but that weekend took the joy out of it.But here's a few pics
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Ready to swap from the '69 manual tilt to the back saving power tilt from a '77 115.
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Ready for the road
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:06 pm

And a video from Fergal of her in full flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-z8U7OFM-o
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby Rapier » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:41 am

Looks lovely, hope to see it in the flesh sometime.

Has Fergal recovered his boat yet?? :(
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby haventaclue » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:13 pm

Not yet but a long day with a sonar on Friday over the area has still to be totally studied,however we thought she had been found,the shape was the same,but unbelievably,it was not it,neither was it a known wreck.Fergal has posted a video of the sonar images and a video of the find on facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GuvqWNQQDI
It is amazing how difficult it is to pinpoint an exact location on a chart of where she sunk.I had though it happened further North,yet when we went down the lough I could see land marks that put us much further South,Fergal was right :) .So hopefully the scans will show something up.
The video of the run up shows how calm it was,less than two hours later on the way back down the wind had blown the water into very high short waves and us past the point of no return.
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Re: Shakespheare?

Postby Rapier » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:41 pm

Will cross fingers for a successful recovery, but do feel for him :shock:

That 800 is very smart, I've the little 500 of '69 - it's been a gem for 9 years but needs a birthday now.
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