Wednesday 13 July 2016

 The engine is a Yanmar 45HP donated by Llandrillo College.
Many conversations were had about whether the engine can deliver enough power for the boat.
I am told the rule of thumb is 4hp per ton of boat and we reckon she will be about 10 tons in weight.
If she seems under powered ,apparently the HP can be raised to 70ish by adding a turbo charger at a later date. (well that's what they told me.)
It has been run for only a few hours for fault finding tests at the college.The exhaust at present points inside our hut.and makes coffee breaks interesting when being demonstrated for trustees.It certainly makes the coffee taste different !
 The two Daves and Duncan conducted an eye test today to see if they could see the new whoosh of the cabin side at 50 yards .
They were pleased with the effect before hitching a lift back.

Later Murray instructed Duncan in the use of a new tool he bought at a car boot sale and gifted to the project.

Volunteer Sandy returned for a third week and under Dave's supervision began making bunk slats for the port (left) side.

So due to limited space on board, guess who finished up caulking.......again?

Luckily Wednesday Phil had made his own caulking hammer with the help of a friend.
This became the envy of all....
 and being a generous fellow,
Phil offered to let others use it whenever they wanted for a nominal fee paid UP FRONT..

Meanwhile Jim and Jane Roddick came to view progress prior to a meeting of the trustees.
Jane is attempting to hide from the camera in the hatch while Jim is displaying his new slimline body shape achieved by strict dieting much to the annoyance of Wednesday Phil.

This was my final view today before the trustees meeting.
All trustees are very pleased at the progress being made by the team...
She's a beautiful lady.

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