Wow - Talk about "Change"!!!

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  1. bchaps

    bchaps Registered User

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    Greetings everyone... it's been a while.

    My wife and I have been out of the NAWCC loop for about two years now since we've begun sailing...spent three months sailing in the Keys last winter. (I love my shop, but I love warm winters and suntanned ladies even more :D) However...walked back into the shop in June and the phone begins to ring... Come on, I just got home!


    As I began looking at a replacement Hermle 1161-853 I'm learning about "Butter Balls"! ...and a few moments later, I'm reading about "Nano Lube"!

    We've heard a lot about "Change" at the national level, but I'm seeing a whole lot of CHANGE at the Clock level. So, what else is new?

    By the way, got a small portable repair bench for the boat from Caskers...but haven't come up with a way to stabilize my test stand yet making it really difficult keeping a clock in beat. So, for now....pocket watches. Think I can run a cleaning machine on 12volts?

    Bill Chappell

    Now if I could just find those bushings!
     

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  2. Jay Fortner

    Jay Fortner Registered User

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    Maybe you could put your test stand on a gimble like a ships clock. I've had the same retirement plan you're living now, Sailboat! So how was the Keys,been quite a while since I've been down there, Lived in Islamorada and Marathon back in the 60's and 70's
     
  3. bangster

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    Wasn't the problem of pendulums on ships at sea part of what Harrison had to worry about?

    :D:D
     
  4. Tom Kloss

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    William

    Your not looking for bushings, I think you just misplaced your sun glasses.
    Or, your having a senior moment. :D

    You've been a way to long. :clap:

    :cool:Tom :cool:
     
  5. Mike Phelan

    Mike Phelan Registered User

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    Hi Bill

    Yes, if you have sufficient current! If it originally ran on 120v, and its current was, say, 10 amps then you'd need 100 amps.
    Or a transformer or converter.
     
  6. shutterbug

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    You have to park that thing to run your test stand :) Head for some place exotic that you don't mind seeing for a few days. A 300 watt inverter would probably work for your battery-to AC issue :)
     
  7. Jay Fortner

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    To bad you've got a sailboat, you could put a basin filled with cleaning solution on top of the engine box,then you'd have heat and vibration.
     
  8. RJSoftware

    RJSoftware Registered User

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    How bout some pics?

    RJ
     

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