"A" Haynes manual

WreckerL

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I'm waiting for the S and T ones (might find out how the auto-pilot works, always did hate that bit of kit :) )
 

janner

MIA
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AG make sure it goes out to a Diesel Boat Man, not one of the Nuckypoo's.

Man and Buoy has arrived hope to start it in the next couple of days.
 

Topstop

War Hero
I'm waiting for the S and T ones (might find out how the auto-pilot works, always did hate that bit of kit :) )

You could have done with it to sort out the bloody Foreplanes, I was always getting dragged out of my rack for you buggers to fix them
 

Ageing_Gracefully

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He'll be taking a hell of a risk. By next May all you smelly ****ers could be dead or laid up in an old folks home singing 'diesel and shale' over & over rocking back & forth.

Be quiet Child, your elders and betters are talking. Listen and you may learn something :smile:
 

Sumo

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You could have done with it to sort out the bloody Foreplanes, I was always getting dragged out of my rack for you buggers to fix them

Spartans wreckers hated the for planes, use to work ok pre refit but once the yard used their dodgy manual for servicing, they were never the same again they could have done with a "s" Haynes Manual, well anything with pictures would have helped, it would have shown the rams were round and not square?
 

WreckerL

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Spent many a happy!! hour in the fore planes recess trying to get them to indicate they were retracted, when sat on the panel and the order came to retract the foreplanes I used to sit with my fingers crossed hoping they'd indicate home, sometimes they did as well :)
 

Sharkey

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I'm waiting for the S and T ones (might find out how the auto-pilot works, always did hate that bit of kit :) )

As for the mechanics, I dont know, but operating went, set depth, turn it on, boat goes a couple of feet off depth, george puts on full oposite planes, boats goes further off depth other way, george puts on full opposite planes, you are now oscillating 100ft either side of required depth, fiddle with damper thingy, fail to find happy medium, turn it off, this was back in the day, they may have improved.
 

WreckerL

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They hadn't improved Sharkey, it was a black art setting George up (one I never mastered tbh) but when set correctly, George was always the best planesman on board.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
.....when ... the order came to retract the foreplanes I used to sit with my fingers crossed hoping they'd indicate home, sometimes they did as well :)


Know the feeling! I used to dread it when the Skipper used to say Chief S-B, single ping on 2001! It hardly ever went out first time.

I said single ping Chief.

Just cycling through sir.......



PINGGGGggggggggggggggggg
 
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