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BroadAmbition

Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

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If only -  in the space I was working in today / tomorrow?  It's at the Holiday Inn Express here in Donny.  I could see the hotel staff being well chuffed with sawdust all over the room not to mention the noise for the adjoining guests :default_icon_eek:

Anyroadup Tomorrow should reap rewards as long as it is dry during my opportunity window

Griff

 

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13 hours ago, BroadAmbition said:

If only -  in the space I was working in today / tomorrow?  It's at the Holiday Inn Express here in Donny.  I could see the hotel staff being well chuffed with sawdust all over the room not to mention the noise for the adjoining guests :default_icon_eek:

Anyroadup Tomorrow should reap rewards as long as it is dry during my opportunity window

Griff

 

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It's raining here so it probably is in Donny too

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The new Planar system has arrived.  initial inspection has revealed everything in order and appears to be good quality.  At this stage well pleased.  The proof of the pudding will be in the 'Heating' of course and how straight forward it turns out to fit the system.  Can't be any more difficult than the first fit of the Mikuni

Griff

 

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I'm following this with interest, as you know i too have a Mikuni as old as yours, it's only let me down once when the glow plug required changing. If mine packs in again i may fit one of these. after 12 years i'm about to go to the boat next week to finally extend the heating into the Heads, it's always been cold in there if the door isn't left open.

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Finally, I managed to get a few hours in Tuesday afternoon before having to dash back out to grout a floor.  First job was to drill an access hole in the front cover so the nav light cable would protrude out of the front and not underneath where it would get trapped when in the upright cruising position

Griff

 

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Then it was onto the trusty workmate for the final sanding down of the entire lot.  320g paper - Cos that's what I found first.  Out with the DA and detail sander.  However of course not all areas could be accessed even with the detail sander.  Nowt for it but Mk1 digits to be brought to the fore and finished off by hand.  Now glass smooth.  There are 13 different pieces of wood that make up the mast.

Griff

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Today - Got home early and quick smart before MrsG got in - After a thorough hoovering off, hung mast in our conservatory then first treatment of 5 Star cuprinol applied with it's own unique aroma

We are on our way

Griff

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Griff/Robin,

Just had the Planar fitted to Zimbi it runs ok seems to take a while to start but gives of plenty of heat and runs quietly and can hardly hear it outside of the boat.

The only problem I have is I do not have the correct operating instructions, well I do but they are in Russian!

So when I get home I will have to download and print them of.

Mark, the fitter said he did not need to alter the exhaust connection.

So here's to increased fuel usage not having had a working heater for a couple of years.

Now wishing I had got the modem now. The ability on a cold morning to phone the heater, now appeals..

paul

 

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As a result of your last post, I have just checked the plastic envelope provided with our order.  The instructions for both fitting and operation are in English, which is a close second to Tyke speak but it'll do

We opted for the programmable timer but did not go for the mobile phone capability.  Pointless really as the only time we would have used that facility is for the initial boarding prior to weekend or a week afloat.

Snag there is that 'Someone' would have had to be a primary boarding party and gone ahead to turn on all the electrical systems for the heater to receive a signal and get set too.  Whilst there the primary boarding party might just as well manually turn the heating on . . . . . . . . .

Griff

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Second and final application of 5 Star Cuprinol applied this evening.  By the time that has cured thoroughly it'll be Sunday.

Therefore Sunday is the target for first coat of varnish to be applied - When I get back from clay shooting of course

Griff

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Missed my target for first coat of varnish on the Sunday afternoon,  pratting about with the boiler here at home amongst other things.

This evening however, before tea I gave the mast a rub down with 0000 wire wool as the cuprinol had raised the grain slightly, hoovered it off, wipe down with white spirit then the first application of Ravilakk thinned down with turps.  Onwards and upwards, same again tomorrow early evening

Griff

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Tuesdays intended second coat application didn't happen due to work commitments / other stuff.  However last night I did manage a full de-nib, whit spirit wipe down followed by second application.  I see this morning it has dried nicely so will get the third coat on today.

Of course as expected, MrsG has started making noises about having the mast hung up in our conservatory, things like

"Just how long is that thing going to be in here for"

My reply:-

"Not nearly as long as your new mantelpiece thing was sat on the lounge floor my dear"

That'll hold her for a few more days I hope

Griff

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We now have the third application on.  The mast is now starting to show itself as to what it will look like on completion.  I was around our hovel yesterday, it was a nice day so managed the full process outside for a nice change.  Today the two front cover dressing pieces will be fastened on and the remaining three coats applied with them in place

Griff

 

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On 21/03/2019 at 06:45, BroadAmbition said:

Tuesdays intended second coat application didn't happen due to work commitments / other stuff.  However last night I did manage a full de-nib, whit spirit wipe down followed by second application.  I see this morning it has dried nicely so will get the third coat on today.

Of course as expected, MrsG has started making noises about having the mast hung up in our conservatory, things like

"Just how long is that thing going to be in here for"

My reply:-

"Not nearly as long as your new mantelpiece thing was sat on the lounge floor my dear"

That'll hold her for a few more days I hope

Griff

I don't know what's most appropriate here - "brave" or "death wish"......

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