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by Colin chandler
Tue May 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Clinker down to bare wood What do I do next?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Clinker down to bare wood What do I do next?

I've just been sanding and scraping my old clinker boat,
Should I use varnish or penetrating epoxy?
I like the look of it and just want a clear coating of something on it ubove the waterline any suggestions?
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by Colin chandler
Sun May 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

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Tops are off and now it's time to remove the framework and make some more space for seats inside
by Colin chandler
Sun May 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

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time to remove the sailboat seating on the sides and make some more room inside
by Colin chandler
Sat May 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

Got the last bit of the keel done today
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now for some ribs
by Colin chandler
Fri May 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

Fredrosse,
thankyou for replying, that's great news for me, now I can carry on with the shaft installation,
Pictures to follow
by Colin chandler
Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Stern tube alterations
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Stern tube alterations

My gauges have arrived and it seams its a 12 G whitworth thread an inch and five eights
by Colin chandler
Wed May 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

I've done some research and discovered that my boat was built in 1963 a year before I was born It was constructed by LH walker in Leigh on sea , that's 5 minutes up the road from Southend on sea were I live ! IMG_0819.JPG Mr walker was a very well known boat builder, I hope he's not too pissed off w...
by Colin chandler
Wed May 01, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

A question for the knowledgeable out there, How far forward from the transom should the propeller be situated? Obviously the further forward it goes the smaller the props going to be, at the moment the prop is 15 inches in diameter sitting back about two inches from the transom, is this a good spot?...
by Colin chandler
Wed May 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

It's in, I've taken the plunge and fitted the sapele and oak keel assembly
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