Friday, 17 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Visiting yacht Chessie takes the strain with outer bow lines,this is the first time we have had them in place and they really work well.
New for this year and only put in place around a week prior to the arrival of the ARC Around the World fleet were outer mooring blocks,specially cast in the HBYC clubs boat park,then placed by proffesional divers.The blocks are some 30 meters out with chain and risers to the marina,when not in use they will just lay on the bottom,its about eight meters deep here?
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The evening before it was blowing around 70 knots in Hout Bay, a second ARC around the world fleet required assitance from the NSRI Station 8,who did a mastefull job of towing her in,even asking the yachts skipper to put his engine in reverse to act as a drouge to slow the yacht down.The yacht was delivered safely to harbour and left for the night on a clear space of harbour wall.The next morning she was moved to the safety of the HBYC marina,seen here being tied up by HBYC members and vistitors.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
The longer springs are taken from the standard sport spec springs,just look how much longer they are!
Whats in the box? check below.
They have just arrived from our suppliers by UPS,this is their delivery driver Arashaad seen holding the packed carton,he was really keen on the idea and the various things we do here.
A brand new set of Monte Carlo Hillman Imp road springs,they are shorter and an up rated version of the standard and sport type rings.
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Note the high standard of welding,the cage is based around the British Motor Sport Yearbook 2010,known as the Blue Book.The tube size being 45mm x 2.5mm wall thickness,which is quite massive,the cage will really add protection to the driver but also stiffen up the car body,adding to suspension performance.We will be installing a front radiator and disc brakes to the front wheels.
Progress on our order to produce a fast (very) road/race Hillman Imp continues,it will actually be badged as a Singer Chamois Sport as we have the licence papers to car number 610 made,so we are doing a re body of the original car.The car will be painted in colours of the famous Fraser Imps that were so dominant in Britain in the sixties and seventies.This car will have a 998cc engine with a Sports series108 cylinder head,which has been ported and fitted with Wills rings gaskets,the race camshaft will be an R20 type and is being specially ground for us by Piper Cams in England.
We have one 1967 Singer Chamois for sale,it has a part Sport motor,four branch Hartwell exhaust manifold,twin Stromberg carbs and alloy four branch manifold,plus the sport oil cooler. We also have a Hillman Imp rolling shell,its a late model,probably 1973,this car can be sold as is or to any standard you require,contact me for details.
Monday, 13 December 2010
Thats a great idea to paint out before laying the decks.
Sunday, 12 December 2010
This yacht had rudder troubles,another yacht that was standing by,lost the use of their roller furler and had to drop the head sail,then the out haul went on the main,so that had to be put away,with its mizzen and engine only,they were sailing backwards,so Station 8 went out and towed them in,what a well done mission for Station 8.
Safe inside,there was a lull in the wind while this part of the assitance was taking place but it was really blowing stink out in the bay when Station eights two boats met up with this yacht,they did the crew transfer out there,so all those days we see them in practice was real time on this day,well done lads.
The camera is a Canon PowerShot G11,all pictures by R McBride