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The VIC 96 Trust


Newsletter No 6

 

Saturday 6th April 2014


Present:  Derek, Frank, Steve, Brian, Ray, Bill and Tony.
 
Derek and Ray carried on with construction of the dinghy support frame.
 
Work continued on the condenser service, manufacture of new rubber gaskets and cleaning of the tubeplates.  The majority of the tubes are now clear of silt etc, but a number are still blocked with scale and small stones.
 
A water test was carried out on the condenser and all appeared OK at the tube ends.
 
The gauge frames and 3 x water level cocks were cleaned and checked for operation and the waterways rodded through.  Work commenced on cleaning silt from the foundation ring, which will need more work before the ‘cold inspection’ on the 16/4 by Andrew Reen.
 
Bill was heard chipping away at rust and cleaning around the deck adjacent to the hold.
 
Frank has taken on the task of making up a new steam pipe for the whistle to replace the existing, which has cracked flanges and also to make a new spindle for the regulator valve.  The spindle currently fitted is showing considerable wear on the threaded portion.
 
The next working day is Saturday 19th April and work will carry on to complete the
condenser service  and fitting door joints etc to the boiler in anticipation of our first steam up.
 
Regards Tony      


 

Dates for your Diary

 
Sat 12 April

 
VIC Work Day
Preparing the boiler for inspection
 
Wed 16 April
 
Boiler Inspection by Andrew Reen
 
Thurs 17 April
 
Pick up life raft from Servitec
 
Sat 19 April

 
VIC Work Day
Re-rig the derrick, ongoing works to boiler
 
Tues 22 April


 
08.00 move VIC in preparation for loading 12 tonnes of coal, load and install Sissons generator and 12 man life raft
 
Sat 26 April
 
VIC Work Day
 
Sat 3 May
 
VIC Work Day
 
Sat 10 May
 
VIC Work Day
 
Sat 17 May
 
VIC Work Day
 
Tues 20 May

 
Move VIC onto car park wall to make room for DLS
 
Fri 23 to Mon 26 May
 
Visit from Dunkirk Little Ships
 
Sun 25 May to Mon 2 June
 
Ostend at Anchor
 
Sat 7 June
 
Medway Barge Match (Barking)
 
Sat 21 June
 
Whitstable Whistle Spectacular by the Zs
 
Fri 11 to Mon 14 July
 
Faversham Nautical Festival (Barking)
 
Fri 1 to Sun 3 August
 
Swale Match
 
Fri 15 to Mon 18 August Ipswich Maritime Festival
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