Seagulls on the Murray

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Rob Ripley
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Seagulls on the Murray

Post by Rob Ripley » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 pm

I'll finally have the opportunity to see if my Seagulls will have enough power to go UPSTREAM on the Murray River ! Next weekend the Victorian Woodenboat Association will have their "Weekend Away" at Moama on the Murray. I'll have my Bitza and ever reliable 40+ along . The Bitza is a 1955 102 power unit married to a 40+ gearbox with a C100 Hydrofan. The 40+ was a donation of many parts in a sugar bag.[attachment=1]102 +1.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]102 +1.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Seagulls on the Murray

Post by croweater » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:38 am

Looks like its running at around 13,000 ML/d should be a good test going down stream will be fun.

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Re: Seagulls on the Murray

Post by Journeyman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:09 am

Looks like two good workhorses, have fun and let us know how it goes.
Dave.

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Re: Seagulls on the Murray

Post by Rob Ripley » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:05 pm

interesting how the camera catches the pulses of ejected water from the 4 bladed pump.

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Re: Seagulls on the Murray

Post by Rob Ripley » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:59 pm

The 'bitza' did me proud, traveled several hours up and down the Murray River. Did not miss a beat, started first pull every time.
Land speed recorded was 5kph upriver and 10kph with the flow.
The tiller extension was donated from 'croweater' after he used it on 'Seagulls on the Murray'.
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Re: Seagulls on the Murray

Post by Journeyman » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:41 pm

Great photo, it shows how well balanced the boat is fore and aft and the speed is just right for the length of the hull, good quarter wave and no stern wave to speak of. Very economic I would think?
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Re: Seagulls on the Murray

Post by croweater » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:15 am

Nice photo Rob the Murray is at its best this time of the year.
John

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