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casper ghost

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About casper ghost

  • Birthday 07/05/1982

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    Shropshire
  • Interests
    Vintage stuff....

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    Student..
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    Casper
  • Boat Location
    Llangollen/Shroppie canals

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  1. Maybe we need a spin off competition to see who can Photoshop that photo the best..
  2. I haven't read anything against it in the rules...
  3. casper ghost

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    You could at least video the exhaust stack, like I did last week. I sit by my boat sipping tea waiting for the day a nice single cylinder pops by, only Sabbs and Yanmars so far. though I did pass a boat with a K1 many year's ago at Audlem..
  4. casper ghost

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    On my brother's HR2, we first used an old, big, fire extinguisher, but it was too loud so replaced it with a Fordson Major silencer. My Ruston has a self made silencer, which is really just a 10" diameter x 14" cylinder, it's quite loud.. I've never seen a video of your Kelvin with the boat in motion... Casp'
  5. casper ghost

    my boat chugging with it's single cylinder..

    My 2vth died... a 2vsh would be a bit big for the engine hole, and I had decided to go back to single cylinders, so the 1VSH seemed the biggest manageable engine. Parts are hard to get, but I have a spare engine.. I have a Dorman 2dsm in the garage that is fully marine and all working, also an Armstrong Siddeley AS1 in the shed.. The Dorman is physically too big for my boat, one day i'll sell it or build a shell for it..
  6. casper ghost

    my boat chugging with it's single cylinder..

    Odd that the Ruston seems so cheap in comparison. I have a spare, fully working, Ruston in the shed too. I hope to fully rebuild it and then swap it for the one in the boat, if I ever get around to it.. Casp'
  7. casper ghost

    my boat chugging with it's single cylinder..

    That JP1 is a lot, I paid £30 for my Ruston, sort of.. I looked at getting a jp1, not much between them really, same diameter piston too. Casp'
  8. Ok, so it's not very fast, but it does get there.. to get around the governed max rm of 1000, I have fitted a separate wire throttle off the top of the governor arm which allows more revs when needed, (got the idea from a friend's Kelvin J2 which had one fitted) only really for getting loose when aground or stopping, though it did achieve 4mph with about 1200 rpm along the moss straight.. Going to fit a slightly bigger prop too and then i'll leave it as it is.. My friend has a fully recon HR2 he's trying to sell me, which will fit the engine hole, but that would be quick and wouldn't sound as nice.. I get a lot of comments from passers by, one chap was telling his wife about the steam coming out the chimney, lol, another asked if it was a standard diesel engine? and one chap asked if it was a bolinder...!! I wish... Casp'
  9. casper ghost

    Prop calc to calculate speed with pitch

    Spoke to the previous owner of my spare engine, he never touched the governor weights and he doesn't think it would rev to 1500.. if I find there are also no bolts in the governor weights on the boat engine then it'll mean there is nothing I can do about the governor, but it's a bit of work to check.. I could put the flywheel back on the spare and start it up to see what it revs up to, if it Max's out at 1000 then I'm stuck.
  10. casper ghost

    Prop calc to calculate speed with pitch

    Using that prop calc, it shows that the, once I have sorted the governor, the optimum speed of 5.13 knots is achieved with a 19 x 14, I currently have an 18 x 15 and 18 is the biggest diameter I can comfortably fit on.
  11. casper ghost

    Prop calc to calculate speed with pitch

    That ties with what I was expecting.. this engine is definitely plated as the lower rpm model, I guess a previous owner must have removed the bolts to increase revs, just lik I want to do on my boat engine..
  12. casper ghost

    Prop calc to calculate speed with pitch

    So, just to get that in simple terms, am I correct I. Thinking that adding the bolts would govern the engine to a lower max rpm, in which case a previous owner must have removed them..
  13. casper ghost

    Prop calc to calculate speed with pitch

    Just looked at the governor weights on my spare engine, which is exactly the same model. On these the weights have a hole where a bolt is used to increase the weight, I had expected mine to have the bolts in, but there is just a hole, no bolts. I had thought that to increase the governed speed you would need to lighten the weights by removing the bolts..Am I wrong?
  14. casper ghost

    Prop calc to calculate speed with pitch

    I will be doing the governor first, so I will find that out. I was just interested in whether there is a prop calc to give examples, only really for interest at the mo, couldn't swap a prop until the spring anyway. Casp'
  15. casper ghost

    Prop calc to calculate speed with pitch

    I was thinking of getting the 18 X 19 re-pitched that way I can swap for he props at one time, but they can only really re-pitched that down to an 18 X 17. If I could find a good cheap 18 X 16 then I would try that first..
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