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Barge Maurice A 

Maurice A progress 09-16 / 12 / 2010

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Schilling rudder and bolt on skeg.

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Schilling rudder and bolt on skeg. Crowther shaft. Note patch after re-positioning of rudder tube.

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Schilling rudder. Steve Nott's superb folding done in Peterborough.

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Upstand ready for wheelhouse timbers.

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Recessed diesel filler.

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Anchor tube and windlass mounts.

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Floor down and battened. Looking forward.

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Floor down and battened. Looking aft.

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Diesel filler and Vetus tank breather hole.

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Galley corner. Sink waste outlet, 22mm heating feed/return and 15mm hot and cold water.

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Centre tank inspection hatch. Filler added, gauge sender added and three feed and returns (boiler, generator and engine, switchable from rear tank). Tank full with 800litre diesel!

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Rear tank inspection hatch. Filler added, gauge sender added and feed/return for engine. Tank full with 800litre diesel!

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Changeover valves for engine to centre tank. Feeds through engine bulkhead. This will be under steps up to wheel house.

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Bulkhead tank fittings for toilet waste and hydraulic pipes for bowthruster at top. Rear tank fuel filler.

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Bow cabin bilge inspection points. The front one (under the water tanks) will be filled with steel ballast.

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Bow cabin bilge inspection points, under the  front cabin corridor.

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Front cabin. X-Double.

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Front cabin low level ventilation. Waste for washing machine and shower.

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Fabricated boiler flue. Bilge pump wastes.

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Galvanised bollards and pole/ladder racks.

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Twin steering arm for double ram.

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Cut outs into stern will be inside rear locker.

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MA sees the light of day, back down to the fabrication shop.

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Graham's big tractor - believed to be a 4WD 3545 Massey Ferguson.

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MA shows off it's fine lines.

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MA shows off it's fine lines.

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MA does not quite get wet!

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Steering pump bracket fabricated and fitted to studs.

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Diesel cocks.

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Prop shaft thrust bearing plate.

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House battery box tray and boiler tray. Note engine cooler tank extended!

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Generator cooler tank extended.

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Engine room floor.

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Boiler flue from the inside.

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Prop shaft. Bar to fix bearing water pipe.

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Close up of steering arm and end stops (at 70 + 70 degrees, for Schilling rudder)

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Hole cut through engine room bulkhead, ready for hydraulic pump "bump".

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Mast.

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Mast.

 

Beta 75 Engine

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70Ah 12v alternator, 100Ah 24v alternator and direct drive hydraulic pump. Although keel cooled (should be green) this was special order red!

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Beta Genset 7

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Cooling fan outlet, bottom LH corner. Although keel cooled (should be green) this was special order red!

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Maurice A Progress  3-16/03/2011


The somewhat large hole for hydraulic pump "bump" in engine room bulkhead.


Engine about to have first trial fit.


Engine first trial fit


 


Start of drive coupling build


Rear water tanks - start of fitting fixture


Trial fit of domestic batteries and bus bars


Hydraulic pump


Hydraulic pump


Flow sensing control valves for bowthruster - hydraulic tank


Hydraulic tank


Hydraulic tank


Bollard in front of side door


Brackets for equipment hoop over wheel house


Side rope eye and bollard


Side bollard


Front bollards


10HP Lewmar hydraulic bowthruster fitted


Chain box in front locker - with drain. This will need stainless steel deflection chute


Front bollards and front tank filler


Mast trial fitted


Stove flue fabricated by Steve Nott


Ladder/gangplank, pole and boathook rack


Steering will now have one large long reach ram. The other ram arm now used as rudder position indicator sender arm. Stops now have adjusters fitted. Allen key bolt shaft secure bolt tapped through shaft


 


Rear bollard


Bolt on skeg painted in gap with epoxy black. Fitted with Stainless steel bolts/nylock nuts. Top rubber flange now fitted for good.


Steering arm, weed hatch and baffle plate being painted


 


 


Plasma cutter


Bump" in bulkhead fabricated and painted. Coupling and engine fitted. Diesel separator/filters fitted, diesel pipe runs in place


Shelves for: Generator, hydraulic tank and isolation transformer


 


The rather meaty Centaflex AGM-80 thrust bearing and coupling


Floorboards ready for tanks. Engine and generator water trap sections of exhausts fitted, Exhaust straps fitted


"Bump" into cabin space, with top inspection hatch, to enable pump removal (will be under fridge)


 


Diesel vent with water trap and diesel filler pipe fitted to deck fitting


Front water tank filler and vent


Rear locker takes shape


Steering ram will be inside rear locker

 

05-20/04/2011


Front anodes welded on.


Centre anodes welded on.


Deck drain slot to match filler drain on other side.


Deck drain slot to match filler drain on other side.


Rudder anode, needed as it is in nylon bearings.


Weed hatch baffle plate and raw water intake.


Rudder and skeg finally bolted up.


Rear rail.


 


Rear rail.


Rear rail.


Rear locker finished off.


Rear rail. Open at to to accept bimini poles.


Rear rail. Open at to to accept bimini poles. Flag staff holder and rear nav lamp plate.


Weed hatch sealed and bolted up.


Engine keel cooler rear outlet.


Generator keel cooler rear outlet.


Generator keel cooler front outlet.


Engine keel cooler front outlet.


Boiler fire valve and engine electric fuel lift pump.


New single steering ram.


Magnetic drill in action.


Svarvik fabricating engine exhaust pipe.


Svarvik fabricating engine exhaust pipe.


Svarvik fabricating engine exhaust pipe. Keel cooler hoses connected.


Engine electric fuel lift pump in situ.


Finalising front diesel tank union leak. Pumping back fuel.


Front diesel tank fuel leak sorted.


CLXRR. Genuine Cavan, Leitrim and Roscommon Railway flat bottom rail. Cut into 600mm lengths for ballast.


.65 Metric tons of forward ballast. These frames will be marooned under front water tanks and front X bed.


Positioning front tanks and fitting connections.


Exhaust pipe clamps in situ.


Spray foam machine.


Robert. Spray foam action.


Cabin ready for spray foaming.


Cabin ready for spray foaming.


Robert. Spray foam action.


Engine room mask for spray foaming.


Steering ram and Rudder position indicator sender in situ.


Helm pump in position.


Wheel house upstand spray foamed and trimmed.


Cabin ready for spray foaming.


Engine room spray foamed, trimmed and ready for fitting.


Engine room spray foamed, trimmed and ready for fitting.


Engine room spray foamed, trimmed and ready for fitting.


Engine room spray foamed, trimmed and ready for fitting.


Engine room spray foamed, trimmed and ready for fitting.


Engine room ready for fitting.


Engine room spray foamed, trimmed and ready for fitting.


Control panels cut out whilst on NB Earnest.

 

10-23/05/2011


Generator, engine exhaust fitted.


Boiler installed. Water and heating plumbing installed.


Water and heating plumbing installed.


Generator, Hydraulic tank and isolation transformer installed.


Silencers installed, exhausts lagged. Pump-out plumbing installed.


Raw water filter, now with 3/4" cock installed above water level.


Engine keel cooler tank. Rear leak fixed.


Boiler, calorifier and plumbing installed.


Engine room from where rear tanks will be.


Auto bilge pump and secondary float switch installed.


Raw water pump, freshwater pump + accumulator and boiler water system expansion tank.


Calorifier connections.


Hydraulic tank and isolation Transformer.


Boiler exhaust and deck wash pump.


Cabin spay foam finished. Windows apertures cleaned up.


Cabin spay foam finished. Windows apertures cleaned up.


 


Cabin spay foam finished. Windows apertures cleaned up.


 


Rear tanks, all fittings fitted.


 


 


Helm laid out as it will be.


Helm.


Helm.


Helm.


Rear tanks fitted.


12v battery box fitted.


Victron Quattro, 12vDC, 24vDC breaker boxes, 24v battery box fitted.


Generator and shoreline breaker boxes. 240v AC breaker box.


Plumbing and fitting on rear tanks.


Control lead and power lead fitted to other end of generator.


Control lead and power lead fitted to other end of generator.


Helm. Main non navigation control panel + engine top up tank cupboard.


Main non navigation control panel  hinges open for servicing.


Start of spray foam trimming.


Start of spray foam trimming.


Bow thruster tunnel grille brackets and studs (stainless steel)


Bow thruster tunnel grilles. Galvanised steel - from bottom of Super Valu supermarket trolleys!

 

22/06/2011 to 04/08/2011


Wheelhouse engine room vents backing in place.


Wheelhouse engine room vents backing in place.


Start of dash wiring.


Start of dash wiring.


Wheelhouse side lamps and speakers in place.


Insulation to engine room duct backings.


First time engine start up. Rudder position indicator and log/depth gauge wired up.


Diesel tank fuel gauges commissioned.


Wiring underway in engine room.


Wiring underway in engine room.


engine room ladder installed. Wheelhouse side lamps commissioned.


Ducting in at side of roof. Temporary supports for wires.


Toilet pump put pipe and wiring installed.


Spray foam after final tidy up. Main bowthruster hydraulic pipes in position.


Spray foam after final tidy up.


Centre diesel tank. Elbow leak cured.


Rear diesel tank. Elbow leak cured.


Toilet pump out pipe and hydraulic pipes fitted. Engine room bulkhead to left.


24vDC and 12vDC distribution boards - wiring well under way.


Isolators for shoreline and generator wired up. Start of 240vAC wiring.


 


12vDC battery box wired up.


24vDC and 12vDC Smartgauges commissioned.


12vDC Smartgauge with Smartbank commissioned.


Bowthruster prop and grilled fitted.


Wiring under top of dashboard.


Dashboard wiring.


Bowthruster front locker. Cut out in stiffener for hydraulic pipes. Bilge pump fitted.


Bottom half lining under way.


Bottom half lining under way.


Backs to side ducted vents fitted.


Cut outs in side chine lining for front water tanks.


Side ducted vent backing fitted.


Getting through the wire!


Upper side lining finished. Height of front X bed set.


Most wiring now in. Wiring runs round back of galley. Lighting spurs will be inside cupboard to side of rear door.


Lighting spurs all fitted.


Wiring to top of galley - up into under dashboard.


Corner galley wiring. Cabin bilge pump fitted.


Lining at corner of front cabin will be behind shelves / box.


Front bulkhead. Wiring conduit loose, to enable fitting of bowthruster hydraulic pipes.


Under side / front gunwales. Board to take gas pipe.


Wiring finished. Initial position of toilet, since moved up to go between next set of frames, below window.


Wiring finished.


Wiring finished. Start of loom tidy. This will be finished when boat commissioned.


Wiring finished. Start of loom tidy. This will be finished when boat commissioned.


Bowthruster hydraulics commissioned. Cooler fitted on pressure side from pump.


Bowthruster hydraulics commissioned.


Pipe from pack of generator to ducted vent fitted.


Generator commissioned.


Yan beavering away at front bed base / lockers.


Big Steve tries out toilet!


Floor extended nearly to chines to take toilet base box.


Toilet on base box, showing cut out to miss diesel tank vent pipe.


Front side lockers, under bed, beside tanks.


Work on dash is finished.


Bed base and surrounds/lockers finished. Front water tanks fitted. Main plumbing runs in.


Front tanks fitted.


Front tanks fitted. Tanks commissioned.


Front tanks fitted. Tanks commissioned.


RH side locker beside front tanks. Cold/hot feed to wash basin and return from tanks.


Wiring / plumbing for toilet under way.


LH locker beside front tanks. Pipe runs freed up.


Bedhead. Lower lid will be hinged to gain access to locker and wiring.


Shower base installed. Height of second cabin bed fixed.


Trial fit of front cabin mattress. Box used to set height of false floor.


Trial fit of front cabin mattress. Box used to set height of false floor. Ducted vent pipes through back of wardrobe.


Height of second cabin bed fixed.


Salvaged worktop for bathroom wash basin.


30" stainless steel stove chimney and rain hat.


Wheelhouse floor and lower side panels fitted.


Hatch to engine room hinges to the side. Catch to hold hatch up.


The modified raw water system to flush toilet. Now using conventional water pump, separate pressure switch and accumulator tank. This will have a timer to stop over run of pump, if it does not pre4ssurise.


Engine room lights fitted, engine room fan block fitted.


Wheelhouse floor fitted over engine room. Anti-drum pads fitted.


Wheelhouse floor fitted over engine room. Anti-drum pads fitted.


Engine room fan block.


Boiler commissioned, and running.


Engine room anti drum pads / roof.


Valve to stop raw water siphoning back (or forward!)


Stern in engine room. Light over weed hatch.


Hydraulics cooler.


Diesel pipes on distribution board still needing copper clamp clips.


Hydraulic tank commissioned.


Engine room hatch lifted.


Generator running, all gauges commissioned.


Engine running. Deck plugs at back of dash will go up to windscreen wiper.

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