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55 minutes ago, Goliath said:

 How does a Perkins rate in the scale of 'proper' engines?

I am rapidly warming to the Perkins 3HD46, but the Perkins P3.144 I had in the large Woolwich motor BADSEY was nasty - but it was absolutely knackered and was subsequently replaced by a Perkins P3.152 seven years after I sold up and then its original National 2DM in about 2005 :captain:

edit = from what I can see the Perkins 3HD46 has similar characteristics to a Lister HR3, apart from being water cooled of course. 

Edited by pete harrison

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1 minute ago, pete harrison said:

I am rapidly warming to the 3HD46, but the P3.144 I had in the large Woolwich motor BADSEY was nasty - but it was absolutely knackered :captain:

Hi Pete, I remember reading somewhere you had a list of Harland and Wolff built boats, would you know anything of the H&W GOLIATH built in 1903?

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Four out of five is good. 

Will any send up those lovely smoke rings? Like Reginald used to. 

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Just now, Goliath said:

Four out of five is good. 

Will any send up those lovely smoke rings? Like Reginald used to. 

 

Sadly no. 

Unless Richard's rebuild of the Gleniffer turns out to still burn oil!

(Which paradoxically would be rather cool, as I too liked the smoke rings.)

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2 minutes ago, the yard said:

Hi Pete, I remember reading somewhere you had a list of Harland and Wolff built boats, would you know anything of the H&W GOLIATH built in 1903?

The list I have relates to the craft they built for use on the inland waterways only, so no I am afraid I have no details of the GOLIATH that interests you :captain:

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7 minutes ago, pete harrison said:

The list I have relates to the craft they built for use on the inland waterways only, so no I am afraid I have no details of the GOLIATH that interests you :captain:

No problem, thanks for the quick reply.

 

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Ive always believed Goliath to be a Bantock. I knew its previous owner who had purchased it from David Bough or as commonly known Boffy.

Photo taken earlier this year at Trentham

 

Steve

 

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14 minutes ago, Split Pin said:

Ive always believed Goliath to be a Bantock. I knew its previous owner who had purchased it from David Bough or as commonly known Boffy.

Photo taken earlier this year at Trentham

 

Steve

 

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Yep, that's my boat. But the photo would have been taken last Autumn. 

So, you knew the Vicar?

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Hi Glenn

Yes I know Micheal. He kept the boat at Stourbridge, and is a member of the Staffs & Worcs canal society, both of which I am associated with.

Interestingly my brother had tried to purchase Golitah but Michael had beaten him to it.

Had I checked the EXIF info for the photo and not relied on memory I would have got the time correct. It was taken on 21 September last year at 9.42am

Steve

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Steve, 

thats great to hear, I never met Micheal. I bought the boat through Longport Wharf. 

When I'm down your way again ( perhaps next summer) I'll PM you  and Micheal can come look over his old boat, and have an afternoon boating, if he fancies it   

Glenn

 

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21 hours ago, pete harrison said:

I am rapidly warming to the Perkins 3HD46, but the Perkins P3.144 I had in the large Woolwich motor BADSEY was nasty - but it was absolutely knackered and was subsequently replaced by a Perkins P3.152 seven years after I sold up and then its original National 2DM in about 2005 :captain:

edit = from what I can see the Perkins 3HD46 has similar characteristics to a Lister HR3, apart from being water cooled of course. 

Thats interesting as I have a P4 in one of my boats. Ex admiralty with cast iron pistons. Its a nice unit.

I think Otley has a 3HD46 in it. Itd still on apolloduck but you mentioned it had been sold and you are running out of hints.

 

 

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2 hours ago, magnetman said:

I think Otley has a 3HD46 in it. Itd still on apolloduck but you mentioned it had been sold and you are running out of hints.

I am in contact with many boat owners, and I actively pursue the sale of 'historic' boats in order to maintain my records. OTLEY does have a Perkins 3HD46, a detail I got from its owner shortly after it was fitted.

I have known OTLEY since I was 8 years old, and as it was consistently one of the smartest boats in Birmingham I have always had a 'soft spot' for it :captain:

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