Thursday, 18 August 2016

Basils Argie 15 kit build

We supplied Basil with the Argie 15 kit earlier this year, that kit included the meranti wood, Ronstan deck package and also the North Sails.

In this picture we can see that twin pack white paint was applied before the side seats were fitted.

This really does make the end result tops and to my mind is well worth the effort.

Here the side and center seats are in place, what a nice set of lockers to store your equipment in.

These are the dagger board case and the mast step partners.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Perkins 4108 marine diesel restoration machining

This is the kind of work we can put into our engine rebuilds.

The pictures will enlarge if you click on them.

The pulley is some thirty six years old, there was a wear groove where the lip seal fits, we had a sleeve fitted to give a perfect surface once more.

The pulley will now give perfect service for many more decades.


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Perkins 4108 marine diesel rebuild

This engine was bought in as a project, there was no time frame and no end use for it, no customer either.

It was one of those things I had wanted to do, rebuild a diesel engine.

Check those timing marks.

The CAV diesel pump was fully rebuilt, the picture shows it full of clean diesel fuel I am in the process of setting the timing marks here.

The engine was started with the water cooling and heat exchanger removed, this gives much better access to the injectors and the pump.

Check the exhaust smoke, the engine is running!

Later and with the water cooling system fitted, check the flywheel, the engine has some speed on it here.

As the new piston rings bedded in the exhaust smoke stopped, check the flywheel, its spinning at about 2000 rpm, with the water cooling fitted the engine was run a good while.

Will I do another Perkins 4108 diesel ?

One, I have no second engine and two it will be to a customers order next time, this one has been sold.


Basils Argie 15 build progress

News in from Basil in Switzerland, we have sent him four CKD Boats dinghy kits now.

Hi Roy

I made progress building the argie, it makes me happy working on it.

The Hull is inside pre-sanded. I decided to put big waterproof inspection covers on the top of the seat risers. inside i put an epoxy coat, sanded it and then painted it white with 2c paint.

Basil is working very neatly and taking the time to get a good finish prior to the painting process.