HELL AND CALM WATER -- (CALM WATER-4)
My Amphib index
|Now for the build-up ----- this is what has been
done in 2012
||The drive shaft was resting on the
Dog shaft part of the Transfer-box therefore the wear and tear
made the dog run away when engaged. (auto disconnect)
I came up with the following solution:
The drive shaft rest on 2 Teflon supports when not engaged.
The disk I made supposed to centre on the 3 pins of the other half of the dog.
Shit it is a Dutton, the 3 pins are not symmetrical placed!!
The disk fits ONLY in ONE position.
So I colour coded the positions, red fits on red e.t.c.
I works but I'm not happy about it.
Going into the water is a bit of a lottery.
When I lose the dog vibrates like hell.
So now in the winter of 2012/2013
I will get a real PTO with a balanced drive shaft with homocenetic couplers.
|YES, the 13" Propeller!
It works nice, and yes it is to high in the water.
At the first test I had a maximum speed of 4 km/h and a wall of water at the rear.
Second test involved a piece of ply wood to keep the wall of water down.
Third test was with a U shaped aluminium thing. See photo left.
Then I had the aluminium plate with a U shaped made.
In Norway it did not had the eye brown but a U shaped extension.
thanks to the cooling system that went leak at the last moment.
But now with the eye brown it looks good and the water stays down.
I have a max speed of 7.5 km/h then the drive belt starts slipping. ;-(
So I have more work to do on the propeller this winter.
|I moved the radiator back!
It improves on the air flow and saves a bit of weight.
With the diesel engine she is still nose heavy.
Can't lose any more weight in the front, even exchanged the big diesel filter for a small in-line filter.
See what I can do about the nose ;-)
Lose lift in the back and gain lift in the front are the only options left.
||With the new water drive the old
hitch did not fit any more.
The new one was quick an dirty, but with a little work and a little paint. ;-)
||In 2011 Italy and Switzerland I had
the read bench removed.
The weight was to high and the room for human feet to small.
In 2012 I have made a aluminium bench mainly for storage.
But 2 persons can sit on it with seat belts!
It holds the life jackets and the mooring ropes e.t.c.
|The violently vibrating steering
A tube with an outside of 31.5 mm and a wall of 0.75 mm fixed that problem.
I was not able to reproduce the problem any-more!
||No oil leaking from the power
steering, the engine and the gear-boxes.
So with a little luck this is the final repair on the cooling hoses.
NOTE TO MY SELF!!!!!!! (feb. 2013)
Never ever challenge the gods again. The cooling is drip leaking.
|My Amphib index||So far and again better:-)