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by Titan
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrical system for boat
Replies: 35
Views: 6566

Re: Electrical system for boat

Finally built up my electronic engine governor for the generator. Surprisingly it pretty much worked as intended first go, although I did get a couple of wires on the servo controller the wrong way round due to only having instructions in Japanese... However after swapping them about and testing it ...
by Titan
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrical system for boat
Replies: 35
Views: 6566

Re: Electrical system for boat

Oh I am aware there are easier ways to do this, I am purely doing it this way because I want to, and the Stuart engine makes a nice little showpiece. I would have preferred to have the governor all mechanical and all the lights incandescent i.e. all 100 year old+ technology even if the actual items ...
by Titan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrical system for boat
Replies: 35
Views: 6566

Re: Electrical system for boat

Consider a radio controlled vehicle servo. They are relatively inexpensive, available in a wide range of sizes and torque ratings and easily interfaced with a small dedicated micro controller. This has already been done and is mostly a 'turnkey' solution. I've done so with a little controller calle...
by Titan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrical system for boat
Replies: 35
Views: 6566

Re: Electrical system for boat

In this case the voltage is near enough proportional to rpm. I suppose if a very heavy load was placed the internal resistance of the generator would result in a voltage drop - assuming the engine can still maintain the rpm of course. This would mean that a mechanical governor would be fine, just as...
by Titan
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrical system for boat
Replies: 35
Views: 6566

Re: Electrical system for boat

My solution for electrical power: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC5pHkGR63E&feature=youtu.be Not sure what rpm the engine is turning, but in normal applications it is designed to run at up to 2,750rpm. I am using a 300W 24V permanent magnet motor as a generator, so it does not need to spin too fast to gen...
by Titan
Wed May 29, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: Canal Carnival at the Falkirk Wheel
Replies: 0
Views: 2280

Canal Carnival at the Falkirk Wheel

Pictures:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/lifesty ... -1-4936503

My hat seemed to make it on to the header!

A little background and video:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/whats-o ... -1-4934564
by Titan
Tue May 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 11
Views: 5029

Re: River Song

Well I have got a packed summer planned for the boat, starting this coming weekend with the Moira Canal Festival, http://www.moiracanalfestival.com/ Then the Scottish Canal Carnival: https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/news/canal-carnival-to-celebrate-re-opening-of-forth-clyde-canal/ Then the Thames Ra...
by Titan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Heavy Duty Trailer cover
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: Heavy Duty Trailer cover

Many thanks for the responses. In the past I have found that flapping can destroy a tarp in minutes, so I have been concentrating on that aspect. Plenty of evenly spaced tie downs and good support helps. Probably going to go for the heavy duty truck type.
by Titan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 11
Views: 5029

Re: River Song

cyberbadger wrote:
Titan wrote: It also tends to suggest that the propeller is well matched to the engine.
What are the prop specs?

-CB
16x16 1/2
by Titan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: River Song
Replies: 11
Views: 5029

Re: River Song

:o Wow, super! She's certainly licking along, any idea how fast? Not really, did not have anything handy to measure speed with. Could have done something with the phone but I was too busy enjoying myself. All I can say is that it was a very respectable speed, and almost certainly the fastest that b...