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Large Blackstone
« on: June 30, 2023, 11:32:30 AM »

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Re: Large Blackstone
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2023, 11:06:17 PM »
That is a beauty!

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Re: Large Blackstone
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2023, 03:42:25 PM »
Hi All

We took 4 of them out of HMS Beagle in around 2002 when it was converted to a charter yacht.

Two went to New Zealand, as spares for HMS Bulldog,a sister ship,which was also undergoing conversion, one was robbed of anything useful by the owner of an ex fleet tender that had the same unit as the main propulsion and the other was scrapped,

Beagle had four eight cylinder units, coupled in pairs, as main propulsion. these were retained.

It's shame I didn't know then what I don't know now!

Cheers
Stef
Tighten 'til it strips, weld nut to chassis, peen stud, adjust with angle grinder.

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Re: Large Blackstone
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2023, 10:44:55 PM »
Hi Stef, I thought you were going to say one ended up at your place in France. I remember your local Mayor has a thing about the visual impact of solar panels, poor bugger would probably have had a stroke if he saw one of these in your backyard! :laugh:

Bob