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Old 04-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #441
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #442
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #443
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:18 AM   #444
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:49 AM   #445
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Haven't spent much time on AXE. weather has been sh!tfull and been busy with job interviews etc. Have ticked all the boxes on this one job back in the Oil and Gas industry with BP and have been told i should find out on Monday if I am successful. All feedback is that I have been so I'm pretty confident.

Went and bought a couple of items for AXE during the week.

Ordered and picked up an exhaust mixer and dropped that off at my mates exhaust shop that is making my stainless exhaust system for me. He will weld this on to the end of the dry side then the rubber exhaust fixes to the other side just past the water injection inlet.

I also picked up AXE a sea strainer, thru hull fitting and stop cock. Just finished making an epoxy a chopped fibreglass backing block so that should be good to pop out of the mould tomorrow then get all sanded up.

I also picked up a 100mtr roll of 300gsm fibreglass matting/cloth. Will put this on the hull and sides now I've flipped her. Wasn't planning to but I want to improve the impact strength of the ply. Strength wise she's fine but its more small impacts from jetties and tenders or submerged hazards I'm more concerned about. I chose to get the 310gsm as I am a stickler for over kill. When the hull and sides are epoxied and faired she will have an approx epoxy thickness of 20mm totally encapsulating the ply and almost making her a glass hull.

I also picked up a Bosch long haul 160amp 12volt alternator. Got it for $395 as opposed to $900 as it was an ex-showroom display model that had a few marks on it. I still get the 2 yr 250,000 km warrantee but seeing as its going in a boat and not a truck, I doubt that the warrantee will cover that but a good deal none the less.

I ordered a couple of new pulleys (one for the raw water fynspray intake pump and one for the new alternator so just waiting on them coming for interstate.

Other than that I've been spending some quality time with my partner in crime. She's been bad the last week.

That's all for this week folks. Hope y'all well and all that.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:00 AM   #446
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Good to hear from you Hendo. That boat is going to be well named. By the time you've finished her she will be weapons grade. Maybe the name should be Battle Axe..? Our thoughts are with you. Hope all is going well re the other...
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:37 AM   #447
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Good to hear from you Hendo. That boat is going to be well named. By the time you've finished her she will be weapons grade. Maybe the name should be Battle Axe..? Our thoughts are with you. Hope all is going well re the other...
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Hang in there Hendo, I hope all goes well for you and your partner.
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Matt - Never look back! Go forward!! BTW - All your recent parts picts are so bright and shinnnnnie, must mean you have sunny days a commen! Good luck and enjoy!!
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"Ordered and picked up an exhaust mixer and dropped that off at my mates exhaust shop that is making my stainless exhaust system for me. He will weld this on to the end of the dry side then the rubber exhaust fixes to the other side just past the water injection inlet."

Hendo:
I have a Perkins 4-236; my exhaust mixer is threaded into the exhaust manifold, not welded. Sooner or later it will need replacement, like mine did. I might have misunderstood what you are going to do though.
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I have a Perkins 4-236; my exhaust mixer is threaded into the exhaust manifold, not welded. Sooner or later it will need replacement, like mine did. I might have misunderstood what you are going to do though.
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Hi Mike.
No mate, you did understand correctly.

I didn't think she'd need to be replaced! :-O

I figured cause she was stainless steel and was electroplated that she'd be good for quite a while without issue. Certainly not needing replacement.

Perhaps I should look at getting flanges welded on to the exhaust mixer dry side and the stainless exhaust if she's going to need replacing?!

The guys said to weld it on the exhaust so just i went with that.

What's your mixer made out of?

Is it electroplated? Or is this just a sales gimmick?

Why does it need to be replaced (rust or clogging up with sh!t etc or ...... )?

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I can't figure out how to add a picture of my exhaust mixer to this reply, any ideas? I posted a picture of my mixer in another post awhile back when I was about to replace it, maybe you can find it. Or pm an email address and I can send it that way.
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I can't figure out how to add a picture of my exhaust mixer to this reply, any ideas? I posted a picture of my mixer in another post awhile back when I was about to replace it, maybe you can find it. Or pm an email address and I can send it that way.
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Couple of questions that I need your help with

Q.1 - Sea strainer. As you know I bought a sea strainer for AXE this week. Was playing with it today and pulling it apart to see how it works etc and am a little concerned with the filter basket in the middle. Whilst it would be great for weed and crap like that, how does one reduce sand and smaller items like that getting sucked up (please don't say stay in deep water lol) does anyone put a filter element over the basket? Or just leave it as is? If I reduce the holes to much, she'll probably clog up real quick thus reducing water flow and intimately Killing the impeller but I'm also concerned about sand and crap getting into my exchangers and coolers.

Thoughts/suggestions?

Q.2 - Thread name.

The thread name doesn't really relate to its topic. Any suggestions on what I should call it and how so I change it?

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I don't think you need to worry about filtering out sand & crud, it should just pass on thru the system. If you had some kind of water filter it would probably clog up pretty quick and overheat your engine due to lack of water flow, not good.
I emailed you a couple pics a few minutes ago re the exhaust mixer.
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Hendo,
The basket supplied is more than enough.
You'r right any more restriction and it will clog up faster and give you grief.
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The basket supplied is more than enough.
You'r right any more restriction and it will clog up faster and give you grief.
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Cheers mate. Im Probably just being a worry wart and over thinking the smaller things ay!

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Hendo, re the thread name, if you would like to change it to something which speaks more of the actual thread content, eg..'Complete rebuild of boat in Western Australia', then I could change it for you, but the name change would apply right from the beginning. If you did not want that, then specify which post to break it at, and we would move it to being a new thread. With your preferred title. Pm me with what you think if you like, I'll hold off until you have had time to think about it.
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