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« on: July 10, 2010, 04:37:45 PM »

After Tom from the Drum gave me some hands-on training when I was in Mobile last Wednesday, I was able to get our bow planes rigged out manually.

After the clutch was set and the brake released, Ed and I (along with a few others than helped manually turn the wheel) after about 15 minutes were able to rig out the planes.

Here are some photos.  (1) Special Ed standing on port plane, (2) head on view, (3) 3/4 view.

Once it cools down and the wasp activity isn't a life and death situation, I'll look into greasing the gears and cleaning the planes.  Unfortunately, there is still that deck issue to take care of   Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 06:22:26 PM »

Well done Mark, you were right, you couldn't wait to get back to the Batfish. Looks cool.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 06:28:36 PM »

Thanks Tom...

And for comparison, here are some "before" pictures...

You'll also note in the second photo that the anchor at one time was hanging over the side.  One of our volunteers...Vaughn Newkirk...got it back in the correct place.

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 07:05:57 PM »

Now that is cool! Way to go Mark! Victories come in small steps! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 11:01:02 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 02:49:17 PM »

My only grip is that this occured without me being able to see it.   knuppel2

good job Mark A.   I am very glad you guys were able to do this especially now that we have a date for getting another layer of paint on the boat.. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 06:00:22 PM »

So Mark,

I am going to ASS/U/ME that you wrote down the procedure to extend the bow planes in Manual mode?? Maybe another boat would like to duplicate what you have done, I know when we raised ours into their actual "stow" position it took 2 come alongs and a dedicated vol to make that happen..

I have been threatening to lower ours on the Torsk for the last 2 years since WE started the school of the boat, and this year I may have to make good on my threat to lower them onto the pier during the work weekend coolsmiley

Then again that may just get me removed permenantly from the boat  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 11:52:55 AM »

Mark took a picture of a placard in Drum's FTR showing how to operate it in manual mode.  It shows you everything that you need to know.  We should print it out and tape it up in our FTR.

If you guy's drop the Torsk's bow planes, will they hit the dock?
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 06:36:03 PM »

the bow planes will be very close if they don't hit it 2funny  sadly we have bigger fish to fry during the work weekend and it will be pushed off to a later date Wink  or maybe when they go to sleep during the work weekend coolsmiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 12:24:43 PM »

15 minutes and a few willing souls is all that you need.  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 06:08:45 PM »

Mark,

Can you please post the pictures taken for the manual mode on lowering the bow planes, I have heard rumors that this maybe something that the Torsk would like to do in the near future

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 06:12:15 PM »

I will be back to the boat in 2 weeks.  I will take a few photos of what we are talking about.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 11:56:10 AM »

Darrin, I was on the boat yesterday working on the sound-powered phone circuits and completely forgot to bring a camera.  I'l be back in a few weeks and will do so then.
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 09:48:03 PM »

Hmmm 2 years later and no pictures, I do know that there are some onboard the TORSK that are trying to lower them once more and may have figured it out by now how to do so and it would still be nice for SOMEONE to send the procedures from their boat to Chief Mike on the Torsk so that no mistakes are made

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2013, 10:46:47 AM »

I know... I know...   If it's any consolation, we're still waiting (after 5 years) for someone to open up their telephone switch box and photograph the wiring connections to the switch panel.   knuppel2  I remember the Torsk switch panel being blocked by another piece of electrical equipment (I think it was the air radar unit near the trim station in the control room).

We spent more time working in the FTR this weekend trying to figure out why the ringer in there wants to continually ring (I think the culprit is the ringer box in the FER).  I don't remember seeing any instructions on rigging out the bow planes being posted anywhere in there.  So, I'll have to email Mark Allen to can scan his copy and post it on here.
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