Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

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Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by DetroiTug » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:58 pm

Jon mentioned a few days ago that I was building a couple pumps for he and I. Just thought I'd share a few pics on the progress.

Someone asked how the castings were. So far, so good. I will post updates as it goes.
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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by fredrosse » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:41 pm

Beautiful metal, beautifully worked!
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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by S. Weaver » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:33 am

Oh! That pump is worth it just for the bling ...
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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by DetroiTug » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:43 pm

Was able to work a little more on these this weekend. Just the endplates of the pump body shown have to be machined yet. Then the assembly starts. This should be a pretty good pump.

The castings are still running very nice, no voids etc.

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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by Rainer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:12 am

This is how your pump will look like after assembly and some years of operation...
Picture taken on my friends boat Lagavulin from Germany.
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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by JonRiley56 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:08 pm

Looking good ron !!!!!


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Rainer,

Do you know who makes the little displacement oiler that is on your friends pump ? I like the design.

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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by Rainer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:31 pm

JonRiley56 wrote:Do you know who makes the little displacement oiler ...
Will ask

Maybe it is this one:
http://www.bengs-modellbau.de/zubehoert ... linder.php
No big secrets in this design.
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Century's ago I have build this KISS version - less parts - less trouble.
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I bought the glass tubes - cut for my needs - in the shop for chemistry supply of the local university for some DM...
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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by marinesteam » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:51 pm

: -P~ <- Drooling

Must have.

Refering to the pump as Rainer slipped in a post while I was typing, but the oiler is very nice too.

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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by DetroiTug » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:18 am

Making 8 water valves - 4 for each pump. These seem to work really well, they seal up very tight.

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Re: Southworth 12" Vertical pumps

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:47 am

I'm impressed with all this Ron, it looks fabulous, but I cannot get my head round what size it is. Please could you add something to your next pic to get an idea of scale from?
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