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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alan006 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2013 at 9:37pm
At this stage I'm thinking of just putting in just 2 engines, the slight twist is that they are the 6.354 with turbos so the 2 should roughly put out the horsepower of the original 3 non turbo engines. It's still very early days and I'll need to inspect the stern gear to see that it will cope with this arrangement.
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Not too sure that the engines will turn up! I had four S6M's stolen in one hit probably went straight to the scrap yard!!!!
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Make it idiot proof, and then someone will make a better idiot!
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Just a note to say Blue Peter is safely moored on the river Medway after the trip down by road from Norfolk. Good job done by the boat delivery company.
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Hi Alan,
 
Great news! clearly not at Chatham Marina! sorry to say! hope to see here out and about in due course,
 
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Hi there,
 
Could not find "new post" so....if you care to, look at web-site for National Historic Ships think www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk but not 100%, a new fund Your Heritage, up to 100,000 but....says for private people and and for profit groups.......now I know, HLF funding takes some time, effort and work to get, well if it was easy....but just a thought for any of our historic craft....
 
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Well John. Blue Peter is moored at Cuxton so only about 3 miles upstream from you. There is a lot of repair work to do before she's ready to cruise down the river, but at this stage I am very gratefull that she didn't arrive in kit form on the lorry.
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Hi Alan,
 
Ah, good old Cuxton! do know it....indeed not far so could pop along at some stage, as you say, good news she made it in one piece, can I say here re the funding post above, thanks to Pioneer for correcting my typo, the fund is "Our Heritage" not "Your Heritage".......or go to www.hlf.org.uk direct, as per other comments, they don't do 100% grants, you need I think around 25% of cash, in kind support, and if you have them, volunteer hours but all that will be in the guidance notes.....
 
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Just a quick update on progress on Blue Peter. I have started replacing the rotten frames on the starboard side. Although there are a lot to replace, the good news is that access is remarkably easy and so far the condition of the structure of the boat is as we expected ie no unexpected horrors have appeared yet.
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Hi Alan,
 
Great news there, was just thinking another RASC vessel is at Cuxton...Amiens I think, see her on the river on high days in the summer,  glad to hear no major suprises there, see another craft now home at RAF Hooten park, HSL 2552, bit more to do on her as you can see from the web-site, see links page here. I really do admire you guys taking on these wooden historic craft, Medway Queen in steel of course, patched and painted her but nothing more on the old hull...now of course brand new so cheated a bit! all the very best,
 
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Here she is now after a quick tidy up. Still lots to do but coming along steadily.
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