Offer: true go anywhere Trawler to build "side by side"

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by apex1, Aug 4, 2009.

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  1. Marco1
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    So do you actually live in Turkey?
    What do you think of the Diesel Ducks?
     
  2. apex1

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    No, I stay there sometimes for longer periods. But reducing my engagements.

    Lets talk Diesel Ducks at another place please!

    Regards
    Richard
     
  3. Marco1
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    OK

    I remember rebuilding a 7 cyl Ingersoll rand that was over 3 meters high and cylinders I could stand inside jut above my knees with the piston half way up. Individual heads and pumps, a pirometer for each cylinder with a selector, exhaust pipe about 10". Real fun. I remember we had to get the rings made to mesure by turning cast steel because we couldn't find parts. It was an antique of sort. That one was driving a generator at 750 rpm if I remember correctly. Long time ago. That is probably still chugging along after 40 years non stop.
    The Sulzer and Alco were small fry in comparison.
     
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    I have never seen, been in or read anything about trawlers but i have to say that does look like an impressive boat along with the amount of details, information and constructive comments in this thread (minus a couple of people who are a wast of time.) as well as the amount of research done.

    I am no expert at all but even i was looking for tanks to test models in !! it makes sense and i wish we have that in Egypt ... (heck im thinking of building one myself!!)

    I think i will have to read this whole thread many times over to start to get a grasp on the amount of knowledge and experience in this post.
    I have a loooooooong way to go !!!

    I would defiantly like to take a trip in a boat like that one, spend time in the engine room get my hands dirty ... i guess that would be my dream some day, i've been a land lubber for too long i guess its time i get back to my roots so to speak...

    Richard sorry for your loss and i do hope that this project is completed as you originally wanted or better.
    And yes i do believe you are one of the members in this forums that i would follow his advice, you do not beat about the bush and your straight forward and bald.
    Respect to your contribution and that you post such details and information in a public forum ...
     
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    Ditto.
     
  7. apex1

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    Almost one year now....


    my rainbows end, my all and everything, gone in a second.

    Bring them back!

    I give you five of these boats for every kiss I can give them.
     

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    I know your pain.
    I wake to the loss, feel the loss all day long and dream of it at night.
    There is but one escape that the years will deliver when God wishes it.
     

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    I believe we are talking about two different air start methods. Rather than this injection of air into a piston of the engine, I was thinking of the small air motors like one finds in repair shops. aren't these the type of air starters on the semi-truck rigs?

    And aren't these the type that demand a big burst of high pressure air to develop their starting torque, verses the electric motor starter that by its nature develops torque at low RPM?
     
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    That is most likely the case, that we are talking different animals.

    But the air starter on these beefy Diesels we talk here is of the former type, hence my comment.
    The air motor is not used in marine application, so it is mute to handle that case.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  11. fg1inc

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    Richard,
    I'm new to the forum and did not know about your loss. I'm so sorry and can only imagine the emotion you must go through every day. Thank you for the picture of your beautiful daughters, it's difficult to look at that picture and not feel a bit of the pain.
    I must believe that the time you had with them, though short, will become more precious with time.
    And thank you for your efforts on this forum. The conveyance of your knowlege and skills keeps us afloat and saves lives.
    Dan
     
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    Thanks Dan!
     
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    Ditto ..
     
  14. hoytedow
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    Double ditto.
     
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    triple ditto, can I ask what happened, I know you may not want to say but sometimes it helps to talk. As a father of 6, I have lost one also.

    I only ask as last september (when you lost your beautiful girls) you were posting as usual up til 1030pm 30 Sept, so it must have been very sudden?
     
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