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    Posted: 09 September 2012 at 9:45am
Hi all just small one how do you up load photo's? i'm not the best with computers but can't seem to do it?  I know the size but cant seem to make  my photo's fit.  I'm using windows photo editor from my photo's......   It seems easier to have a web link?
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Hi all just another update,
 
Things are going well, 2nd engine working good,  shaft fitted and all ancillarys connected.  So all that was needed was a test run, and guess wot the day things were up and running it was Red Boards on the river! Which took about 3 weeks to come down.  But there is good news as we did do some sea trials (ops river trials).  what a difference....  she handles completly different.  No surprise there then...
 
So now its off to more challenging roles,  one of which will be a trip to Chatham Historic Dockyard.  I'll let you know nearer the time when we plan the raid.... ha
 
I now have more time on my hands so will sit down and try to work out how to upload photo's to this site as I now have a few.....
 
I've been following the work on the Green Parrot in Shed 4 down in Portsmouth, great work on what is happening down there, it ill be nice to see her back in the water....
 
Bye for now as I have to go to work to earn more funds for the next project....
 
Paul c/o HMS Nuthatch
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whitelady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2012 at 11:19pm
I did sell it paul.


as I said I've noticed on the net that the new owner is making progress with it.
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Hi whitelady good to hear from you  Some good photos the planking one looks most interesting..... that must of hurt!  last time we spoke I thought that you said you were selling your foating money eating machine? Its hard to let go.... keep up the good work summers coming so time to enjoy the labours!!!!
 
I jumped in the river last week and put my second shaft in with prop! yes it was a tad on the cold side.... just got to lower the engine back onto her bearers take a meaurement and get the intermediate shaft made up and away we go! so hopefully end of the month..... might even take a trip down towards you?....
 
Ive got a few photos but im not that good at getting them up on this website it doesnt like my format I think?
 
what are your plans now?
 
Good seas Nuthatch....
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Hi there,
 
Great to hear from you, interesting shot of the side planking being replaced,
 
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Good to hear things progressing I've just seen on the Heritage ships listing that my old boat is progressing too!

 
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Hi all Big%20smile%20...%20Shift+R%20improves%20the%20quality%20of%20this%20image.%20CTRL+F5%20reloads%20the%20whole%20page.
 
Hope it been a good Xmas and New Year..... Just a little update on my little ship of big money ha! Well 2nd engine running like a dream just little snags like little water leaks etc. but now we have a new gearbox fitted! was going for a Borg Warner 73c  but would of had better luck on the lottery.... so managed to get a PRM 750 which weighs a bloody ton! and took 2 of us with ropes jacks and wooden blocks to get the said beasty down into the engine room! eventually we got it fitted to the engine fired her up to see which way was forward.... so the next step is to measure up for the intermedate shaft.  so seeing as its rather cold outside I'm fixing cables and wiring to have her running from the helm, she does sound good though with both engines running Big%20smile%20...%20Shift+R%20improves%20the%20quality%20of%20this%20image.%20CTRL+F5%20reloads%20the%20whole%20page.
 
Oh didnt make the QDJP later in the year but good luck for those that are going and no doubt see most of all on the river.....
 
 
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Hi Paul,
 
Great to see the update, yes hopefully the Queen's pagent will see some more historic ships, the 9th was a rehersal I think, so we shall see, many thanks,
 
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Hi all just another update....
 
Well things have progressed, the 2nd engine has now been fired up! and sounds like a dream and yes no steam engine effects out of the rocker cover box!!!!!  went to cheat on the adjustment of the rockers thought that id warm up the engine before retorquing down the  head, then adjust the rockers.... there is 12 to play with! but no its was so lumpy that I thought I had a blocked injector! so i had to adjust them.  And low and behold it was the very last one that was miles out!  Adjusted and fired back up ran like a dream money well spent..... ops (all I know was that zero's were involved). ive got a little leak on the water pump pipe that goes to the 1st intercooler, but its 28mm cooper pipe! and I need to bend it to nearly 90* just cant get a bender..... So all that is needed now is a gearbox a Borg Warner 73c and off we go! at long last.
 
Oh went on the Mayor's River Festival on the 9th September lots of boats went from Battersea bridge down to Tower, a really great day, but not that many Historic boats?  Maybe next years Queens Pagent could be more involved? would be nice to see......
 
Well I really hate to say this, but think its time to get ready for the cold, time for engine room jobs, i've put a whole new side to the wheel house with new windows and relaid the rear deck water was getting in when it rained!
 
 bye for now
 
Hops
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