Marine engineering

Marine engineering

LED Lighting on Board

LED Lighting on Board

One of the largest technological differences between fitting out the sloop Yarra in the early 1990s and launching the Nordkyn design in 2010 was the transition from halogen to LED lighting. The performance and quality of LED lights was evolving so rapidly that I literally deferred purchasing light fittings until the last moment.The following sums […]

Engineering

Engineering

A certain amount of machining and engineering was involved in the construction. The machining of the rudder stock over one Easter weekend (when the workshop was deserted and quiet) was not documented, but a few other tasks were. Engineering tasks are great on a build like this. They provide a welcome break from fabrication and […]

Marinised Truck Engines in Pleasure Boats

Marinised Truck Engines in Pleasure Boats

The starting point is always the same: marine engines tend to be expensive, second-hand automotive or transportation-type diesels can be obtained for very little due to over-abundance of supply… Both are seemingly doing the same, converting diesel fuel into mechanical power – and noise – and look so similar in nature that the temptation is often […]