Hunton/ilmor Build

Stitching

Fantastic work here Peter! With you attention to detail are you happy with the quality of the stitching on the seats in the last two photographs?

Perhaps you intend to sort that out yourself as well - if a job is worth doing... :)

Hi Brambles,
WELL SPOTTED!!! well not that WELL SPOTTED!!! a blind man on a galloping horse would see that it is not up to my usual build quality.If only i could drive a sewing machine myself:hugegrin: but rest assured the issue is being addressed.

peter
 
Tension Compression Strut

Hi All,
I never thought this would happen on our recent visit to the Beaulieu boat jumble i found something from the rag & stick brigade:devilish: that i can convert into an adjustable strut for connecting the transom shield & gear box on the port engine, this will be cut up & lightened then welded to a piece of tube to extend it.It's purpose is to prevent any end load being applied to the carbon fibre drive shaft as i have purposely not built in any plunge.:hugegrin:

Peter
 

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Ilmor

Just fitted a pair of 710's
 

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Raw Water System

Hi All,
Finished off all the pipe work from water pickups to the strainers & water pumps only the pressure relief valves & their pipe work to plumb in now, then i can move on to the high capacity trim pumps which should be with us next week.

Peter
 

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Pete, No Mcmanus 42 (Apache) P1 start boat.
 
Drive Shaft

Hi All,
Visited Crompton Technology Group today & met with Daniel Chilcott & Phil Hall who very kindly gave us a guided tour of the production facility.We were able to see their manufacturing techniques including the mandrel winding of the carbon tube & the prop shaft dyno.After the tour of the factory we collected Carbon Cheetah's port engine drive shaft, as the whole shaft only weighs 3.3kilos we won't need to guard it as it has very little in the way of inertia so as well as the weight saving in the shaft we also save weight in the guarding.
The shaft has been proof loaded to 1600nm of torque & failure doesn't occur until way over 3000nm.

Reagards
Peter
 

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Peter, what is the flexi disc made from? Ta.

Hi jw,
The flexi couplings are also made out of a very special lay up of carbon fibre & they are designed to take up to 1.5 degrees of misalignment on this installation their function is just to take out hull flex.

Peter
 
Trim Pumps

Hi All,
We received our first batch of oilgear trim pumps today which have been produced to our own specifications, they are 12volt permanent magnet motors, which will provide the same pressure as the mercury racing trim pump for a number 6 drive but over twice the oil volume thereby increasing the trim & tab speed by over 50%, also by mounting the pumps in pairs on specially designed carbon fibre mounting brackets i have been able to reduce the weight from 15kilos per pair to 8kilos per pair dry this is including all bracketry & switch gear.The oil reservoirs also have a larger usable volume.The two pairs destined for Carbon Cheetah will be mounted to the transom minimising the hose & battery lead lengths.

Peter
 

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Hunton Ilmor Build/Cinzano

Hi All,
Haven't made a lot of progress lately on the Hunton, only getting the opportunity to spend an hour or two here & there.I think we may have seen the turning point in the recession as we are starting to see a lot more business in hydraulic repair & also supplying new systems:up: We also spent the whole of last week designing & making fuel,water & hydraulic pipes for Cinzano @ Universal Marina on the Hamble, we're of back to the midlands now with a load of parts from Cinzano to recondition & test.Should be back Thursday with all parts ready for installation.

Peter
 

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Hunton Ilmor Build/Cinzano

Hi All,
Couldn't get these to upload on last post !!!

Peter
 

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Peter, you need to be careful letting that fella get that close!
 
Such fantastic attention to detail, now the Summer is here or should I say should be here bet you can't wait to float ye boat:up:

Looks like Sonny Crockett is not only interested in Scarabs and crocodiles in the good ole US of A, but could also be pa-shall to a Hunton too ... so if ever you want to sell, the buying market may now include the US of A

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/general-boating-discussion/229911-hunton.html


PS ... Peter they may be very interested in this thread and why wouldn't they be if you linked it
 
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Peter, you need to be careful letting that fella get that close!

Jon i think i am quite safe!! Carolyn has been lacing Eric's share of the homemade cakes with "BROMIDE" :devilish:

Peter
 
I see! And was this bromide left over from any other damage limitation schemes she's been operating?

For Eric, I'd add a few other special compounds, Hormones, etc etc in if I were you. It pays to make sure & be safe. I'd go for a whole cocktail in fact.
 
Such fantastic attention to detail, now the Summer is here or should I say should be here bet you can't wait to float ye boat:up:

Looks like Sonny Crockett is not only interested in Scarabs and crocodiles in the good ole US of A, but could also be pa-shall to a Hunton too ... so if ever you want to sell, the buying market may now include the US of A

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/general-boating-discussion/229911-hunton.html


PS ... Peter they may be very interested in this thread and why wouldn't they be if you linked it

Hi cfun,
What a good idea:hugegrin: we will get onto it, i spend quite a lot of time on offshore only looking for parts but never really thought they would be interested in british boats until now:up:

Peter
 
I see! And was this bromide left over from any other damage limitation schemes she's been operating?

For Eric, I'd add a few other special compounds, Hormones, etc etc in if I were you. It pays to make sure & be safe. I'd go for a whole cocktail in fact.

I think she keeps a large quantity in stock just in case i bring home the "BUXOM SWEDISH AU PAIR" that i have mentioned a few times to help with the household chores amongst other tasks:devilish:
 
I'm sure they will be spending many happy an hour reading this thread especially as the boat is GAS and Ilmor engined :up:

Was kinda hoping that Cinzano would make an appearance at the Cancer research race in Poole/Bournemouth but I am guessing as it is paint-less it wont be ready in 3 weeks for a roar around the bay with it's new uprated engines ... it would of been fantastic to see and hear yours Peter running in one of the local Basic events one day
 
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