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Independence - Updates | Maintenance & Care

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in the 7th picture it looks like you have been wearing fingerless gloves to do the cleaning of the antifoul.

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6 hours ago, brundallNavy said:

Did you manage to get the prop sorted 

Did not bother. It was not too bad in my opinion and Jason has advised on if need to be done it would be a big job and outside out window of time. If they need replacing that won’t be a Norfolk job and at 30” won’t be cheap either. 

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She looks a 'girt ol mawtha' sat there on the hard, her props glistening more than Griff's burnished mud weight! 

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We are back in the wet stuff. All to the good. Alongside a floating pontoon at Haven Marina where we will wait for Mutford Lock at 1400 - if anyone wants a trip form here to Brundall, you are welcome to join us.

Just one issue on starting the engines, the port tacho refused to give a reading. So after we cleared the hoist area and got alongside I disappeared into the engine room (I seem to spend more time in there than anywhere else) a tiny nut that held an electrical connector was missing. Amazingly I found it! So that was an easy fix. Talking of easy fixes, the port trim tab had always been problematic in fully retracting, showing one light on the panel when it should have not. On investigating some Richard Cranium had anti fouled the bottom of the shaft on the ram. Cleaned it off (I did all four for good measure), greased and all to the good.  Another easy fix was the speed log, the wheel was stuck fast, yet again with anti foul, thoroughly cleaned out now spinning freely. This afternoon whilst underway should see it working. The copper earthing plate, again painted, on cleaning it off,  the words ‘Do not paint’ came into view. There are six water intake grills that had been anti fouled to such a degree that the holes / slots were partially blocked. I have cleaned them all out. Had to take my drill to one of them and drill the paint out of the holes. 

Painting over the hole lot is just bad attitude / practice, no care or attention to detail. All Boat Services in Plymouth needs to buck up imho. 

We used ‘Coastal 037’ anti foul then ‘Emporer 034’ for the boot topping from Marine Industrial, same gear we use on ‘B.A’ it performs very well. In the earlier pics you can see how clean Indy came out of the oggin,  the previous anti foul used was 037 too. 

Internally we attended to various other tasks, all completed. I just have to change one 240v socket this afternoon and yes, of course it has to be in my favourite location - the engine room once again :default_biggrin:

Griff

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All that laborious polishing on the Tupperware and stainless steel has paid off. She looks fantastic, I have noticed there is a reflection of a damn good looking Tyke in the white / blue and s/steel :default_norty:

Griff

 

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7 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

I have noticed there is a reflection of a damn good looking Tyke in the white / blue and s/steel :default_norty:

who is standing next to you then - cmon, fess up.

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Here we are holding station waiting for t rail bridge to swing, then we cause traffic chaos when the road bridge lifts, then into the lock

Griff

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Just watched you come through from end of yacht station pontoon.  Quite by coincidence!

You certainly had to wait a while for the rail bridge to open and the other boat to go down.

 

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Clear and underway. Hands fall out from harbour stations. Into Oulton Dyke. Just how high is the tide/ rivers then? We may not clear under Haddiscoe bypass bridge which means we will have to go alongside The Bell at St Olaves, that’d be a shame eh?  :default_norty:

Griff

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Give us a blast on the horn and if you go to the Bell I might open my wallet.

Ruth and I are in the first cut on the right as you turn up towards St Olaves.

Safe trip anyway, the boat looks amazing in the pics, can't wait to see her pass by.

Colin:default_beerchug:

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We are not in the pub yet! Take me 10 mins to get there. Crown waters mooring river end of our cut just big enough for Indy.

C

 

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Sadly you had loads of room, maybe next time.image.thumb.jpeg.fc9f2d0f8534df3658388f6b11b0a416.jpeg

better drop those aerials.

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Suppose I'll have to drink all this beer myself.

Colin :default_drinks:

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Clear of Reedham chain ferry. Exchanged ‘pleasantries’ with Boycee in the normal fashion (plenty of verbal abuse) 

Griff

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Just back to the moorings. Thanks for the photos Colin and offer to see us at the pub too. I was keen to get back to the moorings as will be heading home sometime tomorrow. Great photos by the way!

What I really want to do is thank the Forum for your help. Special thanks to Peter, Steve, Paul and Nigel for crewing and helping with fenders and so on. 

I have learnt a lot about Indy over the past few days and it is nice to have given her a new lease of life and really make her stand out. 

Charlie has as ever been the great advisor, helping hand and general all round great friend who kept us on track and motivated to get all we did done in the time we did. 

Loweatoft Haven Marina were great to deal with and have some lovely facilities for DIY boaters and a friendly bunch of people too. They are good value as well. 

There will be a video of the lift out the work we did before and after in due course too!

Due to an issue at Reedham we actually had a train wait for us while we slipped through the bridge. 

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Certainly looks the "Business" hanging in the slings. A really good job by all of you.

 

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Great pics Robin/Griff,  hope you your having plenty of fun. Just one Question, in a previous post,this summer, you mentioned one of the engines overheating. Did you cure it or could it have been the over use of the old antifouling?

Paul.

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The earlier engine overheat was caused by an incorrect fitting of a thermostat which was cured way back. It also successfully stopped me from helming a gin palace over Breydon for the second time.

Cleaning out the raw water skin fittings has resulted in both engines running cooler so another big tick

Griff

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25 minutes ago, FairTmiddlin said:

We had the pleasure of passing this on the way back too

The Pleasure Wherry Oulton

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Ardea, from Oulton.

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Ardea is due in Wrixham this evening.

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