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Old 17-10-2005, 07:27 AM   #41
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Very entertaining stuff.

Should we apply for a Boatmad entry?
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Old 17-10-2005, 07:31 AM   #42
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Arneson/ buzzi drive system: hydraulic tube welded onto sherpa back axle. Managed to take 25- 30 mm end float out by heating and quenching with the gas axe and cold water. Cavitation plate added for safety in case it all went walkies. Did you notice the underwater shots ? They clamped a waterproof camera to the outrigger about 20mm in front of the prop. Would have been really good shots if it had got up and running ...
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Old 17-10-2005, 07:32 AM   #43
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The hull on the trailer, kind of reminded me of some sort of South American shallow draft river speedster !
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Old 17-10-2005, 07:35 AM   #44
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The pair at rest- or to be more accurate slowly sinking: notice the differing design approach !
At 20ft long our's was right on the self imposed rule for maximum lenght. Ted's was minimalist to say the least ...
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Old 17-10-2005, 07:52 AM   #45
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I have to ask: Was this really a boat ? At least our's resembled one !
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Old 17-10-2005, 07:55 AM   #46
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Really quite a classic look, even with loads of airesol builders foam it leaked like a sieve. Mainly due to the fact that the filing cabinets that we cut up to plate the sides with were so rusty and full of holes that we didn't have enough Sicaflex to fill them all. Continuous bailing out was needed. You may have noticed the steering wheel was the brake wheel from a steam road roller ! That alone weighed about 10KG in solid steel. Only noticed that the rudder linkage was back to front about ten minutes before we were due to crane in so frantic cutting and shutting was required.
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Old 17-10-2005, 09:38 AM   #47
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The other teams boat was PANTS! I have never in all my time watching that show seen such a poor attempt and creating something!
Its a shame about that engine as I think you would of easily got into the high 60's if not touched 70.
Have you still got the boat?? Might be worth sorting it out just for the crack and see what it could of done!
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Old 17-10-2005, 09:45 AM   #48
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No, unfortunately the TV guys get to keep the scrap, Hayden the engineering director was keen to have another go with it having got the motor together but I don't know if it ever happened.
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...easily got into the high 60's if not touched 70.
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Old 17-10-2005, 10:06 AM   #50
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My question, in what sort of scrapyard do you find a two blade stainless chopper, a lower unit with a low water pickup, and a halfway decent (looking at least) small block.

Is the scrapyard 'stocked' with items that just might be useful?
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Old 17-10-2005, 10:27 AM   #51
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As the experts we were asked to come up with a wish list. By no means were all of the items there. We ran out of steel so had to chop up old filing cabinets for the sides. I asked for a Peugeot 1.9 turbo diesel as I felt that it had a good power to weight ratio and good torque and would run if it was wet. Instead they left us a knackered V8 ! The two blade prop was actually Ted's. Ours came from Propellor Revolutions !
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Ah, that makes sense. Thanks Simon.
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It seemed alot was down to the teams as well. Ted had the worst scavenging I have ever seen on that program. I wondered how Simons aluminium round ear had turned into a stainless cleaver by the end.
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Old 18-10-2005, 07:09 PM   #54
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Very entertaining stuff.

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would be great viewing, however you'll have to count me out as theres no room for 'bling' on that show & as we've already established, Lisa makes all the Teas!
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Old 18-10-2005, 08:20 PM   #55
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Lisa can make teas for me anytime she wants. Yummmm
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Yay! The lifeboat dudes won the 'Grand Final'

What the hell were the coastguard boys thinking of when they developed that 'outboard'???

And did anyone notice how the RN kept very quiet about their tunnel drives made from bits of mower cylinder once it got in the water?
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