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  1. LBD

    Neat Video Links

    Leo from the Tally Ho restoration in a different role...
  2. Are there any Raymarine boffins out there? I have an Element 12S... and an ST60 depth display unit (I had speed log but now rely on GPS and have removed the paddle wheel assembly) I would like to remove the ST60 display unit and display depth data on the Element instead. I beleive I have the B45 transducer and I would also like to install a remote GPS receiver. I am happy with just a reliable depth reading on the screen with the GPS....(I may consider some fish finder function if there is little cost difference in my options.) I am not all that Tech savvy on this subject, s
  3. A light load in 35 kts is game, but at least the boat is on the hard not moving around.... Must be the season, my stick 2 weeks ago was 270 kg without all the rigging... 460kg all up
  4. Had a PLC operating system for one of the tour boats in Milford fail and the back up on the PC also failed. The second spare was on my laptop in Te Anau which I headed into Milford with. The tender driver nosed into the jetty and as I was stepping over, lap top case in one hand, he backed away early and rapidly... I do not recall the exact details other than the thought " The program is more important than me staying warm and dry"... as I was losing my balance I could have dropped the case, grabbed a rail and stayed warm and dry in a Fiordland winter, however I tossed the case into the te
  5. Found this.... https://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/threads/opinions-on-a-wallas-stove.32400/
  6. Thanks K4309.. yes, know about Advance Trident... you can guarantee they would point me in the direction of a successful installation and happy customer... if you get my drift. I have lots of experience with conventinal diesel stoves and I have a Dickenson heater on board. They do not like any inclination so not suitable for this application... and they require a large vertical flue, and take too long to heat and cool, all in all they would not suit my boat.
  7. I am a reliability engineer.... by nature I am extremely risk averse.... its in my genes, as my Dad was the same. He told me buying quality is like buying oats for the horse, you either pay top dollar for top quality oats, or you can by oats that have already been through a horse, which you can buy much cheaper. But really, what I want to delve into is gimbling and possibly getting a two part set up, fixing the oven but gimbling the top.... as well as a general instalation chat with someone who has the experience.
  8. I am in a similar boat, wanting to loose LPG... but want to quiz some one with the experience first
  9. I am trying to find some one with a Wallas stove to chat with.
  10. Bet it don't chew up the lawn like the old Fergy tires did.....
  11. A spot of sanding and chain plate resealing.
  12. Maybe you should define "damage" I know in very low fuel use situations, the "bug can turn the fuel slightly more acidic and cause corrosion, but not in any commercial applications, say 500 hrs pa. plus My experience with several thousand engines over the years, including over 1000 in service at the current time drawing from a single bulk storage tank where the culture thrives, does not support anything but blockages type problems. Low Sulphur fuel damage was been mistakenly attributed to the "Bug" a number of years ago. OEMs have tried to blame the bug as a warranty escape cl
  13. I find this somewhat peculiar... I would expect the rate of fuel usage would mean the fuel is consumed faster than the fungal culture would grow... this is normal in commercial marine applications. Unless that is, the vessel was bunkered with what was already contaminated fuel ....? Yes, there will be centrifuges to clean the fuel plus additional filtration, and continual polishing of the fuel in the day service tanks. There should also be scheduled fuel tank cleaning and inspections as part of routine maintenance. As far as mechanical engine damage goes, this is very unlikely and is usua
  14. S link to some videos and photos....
  15. LBD

    Neat Video Links

    Sorry for the pause in posting links... I am unbelievably busy at work. Here is an interesting classic restoration with some neat details
  16. How many years did it last without checking? Just asking for a friend😁
  17. And Worksafe may also be considereing the refillers.
  18. This particular matter is not the boat, but the import approval for the gas bottles to be used in New Zealand.
  19. I found out more about the composite gas bottles... they are certified in 85 countries including Australia...but not "Approved by Worksafe" New Zealand. They meet the NZ standards and international standards and Worksafe say they NZ will accept Gas Australia certification, so why not? Because some ignorant idiot at NZ Worksafe insists the bottles must be fitted with valves using a tapered thread (BSP or NPT) The composite bottles are manufactured with parallel threads and a seal, because tapered threads cause the neck to split open when tightened. Requiring tapered threads in such an appl
  20. At least I impressed my insurer when I sent them a note to say my Gas Califont, that was inside a cupboard inside the cabin, is now removed and is heating an out door bath on my sisters farm.😁
  21. That is what I have been pondering... I have asked the OEM about gimbling and maximum angles they can be used at, but if anything, the exhaust would need to route near the pivot to have a little flex. I spent a couple of hours looking at You Tube and other reviews and info. No gimbled images, butthere were a couple of mentions of sail boat installations which were not gimbled. One owner opted for a small hanging/swinging hiking stoves for basic cooking when offshore, another opted for using the the stove on an angle.... but certainly they are not getting a lot of sail boat applications yet.
  22. I have been having a look at those... would love to know of any around NZ and how well thy are liked.... or diisliked. I am also trying to see if they can be gimbled and if not, what is the maximum pitch and heel angles.
  23. Does beg the question... does anyone have any stats on gas related accidents, explosions or fires on boats in NZ? I do know of one in Port Douglas 25 years back, we heard it at home 4 km away... it was violent, split the nice timber ketch stem to stern and lifted the deck off. No body on board luckily. But how often does it happen?
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