Claymore's Bits and Pieces

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Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby claymore » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 pm

All this talk by He Who Walks On Water and Shuggingtons of New to new and New to Old and Old from New and New from Old has inspired (not a word I use lightly) to post a few images of the changes that have been inflicted upon ma find shup over the past winter. Starting with the most expensive item of course - the Beta 35 has just had its 50hr service. We are delighted with the installation which was done by the fine enchineers at Ardfern - its as smooth as smooth can be and so quiet.....Image
It came with its own control panel but as I'd had a decent job done some years ago, the fine enchineers managed to integrate the old with the new - this must surely satisfy Shuggs and the Bobster?
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Now in the depths of last winter when the Shuggington was prowling round the yard - he saw me ripping out old wiring looms and attempting to replace the switch panel because the circuit breakers were beginning to break - I'd only had it done in 1997 so I was a bit surprised that they were now defunct.
Anyway - having the technical skills of a dead leaf, I recruited the Muzz - Long time friend, ex colleague, wiring guru and all round good egg to put it back together and hence a rather neat looking job
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and finally a quick glimpse over at the navigation area which I tidied up - I think my forte is in ripping stuff out but its much better to not be so cluttered and the vhf has been relocated down onto the worksurface (makes it sound like a kitchen)
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I'm not sure I've done this too well as there seem to be photobuckets throughout - no doubt - should he read it - Nicodemus will put me straight but there we go - technical incompetence at its very pinnacle....
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby Nick » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:59 pm

Chust sublime
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Postby cpedw » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:06 am

Is this the future? All those windows but you can't see out for screens!

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Postby claymore » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:13 pm

The front windows are clear - I've even got rid of the Kemp Spinning Clearview thingie - it was right in my line of sight.
The view through the side window behind the laptop is a bit restricted so I just try not to go sideways and that seems to work.....
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby SteveN » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:15 am

I have one of those nice red things too, a 43, but sadly mine still resides in my shed at home, where it took up residence late in 2015.
The builder of my boat seems to have done so around the engine and I simply can't find a way of getting the red beast in there even reasonably intact.
While I don't mind reducing the outgoing VP MD21B to a box of bits and carrying it up the companionway steps I'm loathe to dismantle the new toy.
So a toy it remains for the moment in the hope that I'll find inspiration one day.
I should possibly have thought of this before buying it.. :)

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Postby claymore » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:20 am

Surely the old Volvo was installed after the boat was built? If so - what went in must come out and what comes out can be replaced with something going in....
Or am I missing something?
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby SteveN » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:42 am

I suspect that it went in before the engine compartment and associated furniture (some really nice teak woodwork that I'd rather not damage) was built around it. Even If I were to drag it forward into the saloon it won't go through the main hatch in a simple lift and although it's a centre cockpit boat with a (technically) removable cockpit floor the engine compartment is a bit forward of that and finished with a bulkhead that bisects the cockpit floor. When it gets really serious and the Volvo expires then I'll just have to get the saws out and get radical but I can't bring myself to do that while the 35 year old lump continues to run like a sewing machine (150 trouble-free hours this season).

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Postby claymore » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:10 pm

Perhaps you could commission a new boat ? You have a vital component already :)
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby Shuggy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:29 pm

Claysie

I seem to have missed this fine post on my tours of this forum. Congratulations on completing your shup's mechanicals and electricals. We never did catch up again in the season, so I missed the chance of toasting your installation with some of his laird's finest. I was at Ardfern on Saturday and saw the good shup Claymore underneath some sort of conservatorium contraption.

Perhaps you can save a glass of your finest for Spring?

Yours in awe of fine workmanship,
Shuggingtons
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby claymore » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:07 pm

Shuggipoos
I trust this finds you well and recovered from your recent over-indulgent festive celebrations?
The old Russian Proverb " A kind word is better than a fat pie" springs to mind as I was delighted to read your contribution to the thread.
I'm thinking of hosting a Spring Ball in the Marquee atop of the good Yat. May I sell you a ticket or two?
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby Cwenegogo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:43 pm

Devastated at the loss of the centrifugal window, the mark of a proper boat!

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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby claymore » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 am

The spinnin windae was the invention of the divil.
The previous owner fitted it and he was around 6'1"
I am 5.5 and a fairt - all I saw was the rim of the blasted thing and it used to get syncopated with the engine at 1500 revs so it began to build up a sine wave inside yer heid.
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby Cwenegogo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:35 pm

Och, it must hae minded him o' a washin' machine;-) Maybe he sterted aff at 5'5" and the stretchin tae see thru it elongated him?

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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby Shuggy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:56 am

Too late Claysie. I took a gaggle of maidens from the Galley and had an impromptu gathering in your marquee at the weekend. If you need any help tidying up let me know. There were some grey/green undergarments left scattered around for your enjoyment. Tickets were sold and I did alright from the proceeds. We even drank your bottle of Malibu and dappled ourselves in your half-empty bottle of Yardley Gold Label. Cheers.


claymore wrote:Shuggipoos
I trust this finds you well and recovered from your recent over-indulgent festive celebrations?
The old Russian Proverb " A kind word is better than a fat pie" springs to mind as I was delighted to read your contribution to the thread.
I'm thinking of hosting a Spring Ball in the Marquee atop of the good Yat. May I sell you a ticket or two?
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Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

Postby claymore » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:16 am

Shuggy wrote:Too late Claysie. I took a gaggle of maidens from the Galley and had an impromptu gathering in your marquee at the weekend. If you need any help tidying up let me know. There were some grey/green undergarments left scattered around for your enjoyment. Tickets were sold and I did alright from the proceeds. We even drank your bottle of Malibu and dappled ourselves in your half-empty bottle of Yardley Gold Label. Cheers.


claymore wrote:Shuggipoos
I trust this finds you well and recovered from your recent over-indulgent festive celebrations?
The old Russian Proverb " A kind word is better than a fat pie" springs to mind as I was delighted to read your contribution to the thread.
I'm thinking of hosting a Spring Ball in the Marquee atop of the good Yat. May I sell you a ticket or two?

Shuggsie
Hed it bin anyone else ah wid be thinkin 'fekkin bastid'
However as it's yersel ah can ainly express ma pleasure at knowin ye've had a wee bit pleasure at r'expense o ma yairdleys. Wiz it ra talcum poowder ye was usin er thon cream fer the nappy rash?
An - which maidens fae ra Galley are we talkin aboot?
An - ma grundies - were they the bjorn borgs or they Y frunts?
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