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The VIC 96 Trust


Newsletter No 2 - 25th January 2014

Present: Derek, David, Brian, Steve, Julian, Joanna and Tony
 
Arrived to find that there was (or had been) an intake of water into the engine room after the drain down of the 11th January.  Thanks to the efforts of a member of the Kent crew who was intending to do some surveying on the engine room plate thickness with the college students on the 21st, he organised a sump pump and resolved the issue.  We investigated the problem and it appears that one or both of the sea cocks had been leaking and sea water had been leaking back to the bilge via a flange that had been slackened to drain the condenser.
 
Derek and Brian set about pressure washing the pontoon adjacent to the ship, which had become very slippery particularly when wet. It makes access via the pontoon much safer. Derek then proceeded to pressure wash the centre deck as he enjoyed doing it so much.
 
Work progressed on removal of the condenser end plates, the salt water pump valves are now freed off and can be serviced and the valve housings and waterways cleaned.  The whistle pipe was removed ready for repair/replacement. David, Steve and Tony in attendance.
 
The grate and ash pit were cleaned with thanks to Jim.  Julian and Joanna progressed the fitting of the new companionway and access ladder/steps
 
It was nice to see Ray who paid a short visit. We wish him a speedy recovery after his recent operation and look forward to his return.
 
Regards
Tony  

September 2013
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Next Work Party - Saturday 8th February
 

Work programme:

Carry on with dismantling the condenser
 
Complete the servicing of the salt water pump valve assemblies
 
General maintenance and cleaning in the engine room
 
 
  
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