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Vidar Backmann
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello,

Here are some pictures of an engine that was recovered from 29 years under water. The pictures were taken a few days after recovery. The other low Q pictures are more recent Video Clips that indicates the state of the steel on the flywheel which is the only part that has been properly cleaned. The spots/grains are video noise only due to low light. The steel is virtually unhurt and the original grinding marks are
still there.

slave1
slave2

See other pictures that I have posted here.

The engine is from an old tug boat The Slave is nearing its (restoration) completion and I have recovered the engine from the deep mud.

I believe the engine to dates back to 1900 - 1910 because it is said to have been installed in another boat prior to the Slave that was built
about 1925.

I once heard rumours the this engine was built locally but the nice finish of the engine indicates that it is a "works" engine.

Once I was told that the engine delivered about 7 hp but I now believe that its real power has to be about 15 hp or more. The reason is the enormous
size and weight of the engine, I believe that it weights about 500 kg and the fact that it powered the 10 meter and 5000 kg boat to well over its
displacement speed limit at full power.

The engine has no nameplate or label of any kind.

Thanks.

MVH / BEST REGARDS

Vidar Backmann
<VBackmann@engineer.com>
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solarrog
Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 01:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wandering around this site looking at the difficult restorations you guys are doing inspires me to keep working on some of the hard case engines I have. Keep up the good work and please! more pictures. you have no idea how much I enjoy looking at them and learning from them
Roger DiRuscio Fremont,Ca USA

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