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by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

Mike's rope skills were put to good use as we had one of his hefty ropes around the boat from the skeg to the hook on the winch. The latter seemed very powerful and did not require that much effort to pull the boat up. The boat fits the trailer nicely although the bunks need a touch of adjustment. L...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

In the end Mike suggested that we rig a sling around the stern from the hoist and then use the mobility of that to bring the boat to the trailer.
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That worked very well and the rest of the load was without anxiety.
by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

The rear ofthe new trailer is surprisingly low which was useful in some ways. However we did suffer a senior moment or two and forgot Mr Shifta. We did not need to jack up the build trolley to get the trailer rollers and the keel to align. The only trouble was that the trolley did not pull underneat...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

For those of you who like to know that Forum members get up to in their spare time, here is the latest from Wildest Cheshire. With the welcome assistance of Mike Rometer, our task has been to get Frances Ann off the 'build' trolley and onto the new 'big boat - small garage' trailer. We had a bit of ...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

Thank you. It has ended up looking the part but I just need to get it finished off and steaming now.
by PeteThePen1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Steaming Season

Thanks for the offer Mike. However, when cross I sometimes bash on with things that I might duck when feeling laid back. Thus a nipple was quickly sketched out on a post it and dimensioned from some 1/4" BSP bits. You can tell how cross I was as I never even fired up the computer, never mind loading...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Steaming Season

Hi Folks I cannot let all the chat come from just one continent so felt I ought to contribute. Here in my part of the UK we are still in late summer but not quite autumn and the leaves are still green and on the trees. Our weather has cooled somewhat so typically this week 14-16 C, but warmer if the...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Hi Folks Having read the post about the Welcome page and in so doing re-read the rules for the Forum, I should perhaps make a suggestion. If one were to come to the forum as a stranger the topic title "Searching for my Steamboat's History" does not accurately reflect what is to be found here now. Wh...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Website Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Website Introduction

Well, a wink is as good as a nod to a blind horse, but there is a small problem. I have had a look for the section mentioned and not found it. The first part of the Welcome section is all about the (sensible) rules of the Forum... As ever, you assistance would be welcome. Pete EDIT - Red Face time f...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 20
Views: 1636

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Well done Russ. That was a neat solution and I like the idea of tightening the bolts varably to adjust the angle. I can sympathise with the issue of the plumbing bits list. I think must be on my fourth or fifth "final" list of bits. I always seem to find that in doing the job there is a simpler way ...