Home' Ausmarine : January 2011 Contents Yanmar power for new timber classic
The time honoured art of wooden boat building is not
The Wooden Boat Shop of Sorrento, Victoria has launched the
Cheviot 32 (Series II); modern classic, built in timber all the way
from the keel up but powered by the latest Yanmar 6BY2 marine
A bevy of skilled wooden boat craftsmen led by Tim Phillips
from Sorrento's famous Wooden Boat Shop, the Cheviot 32 is an
exceptional example of traditional boat building values
successfully marrying with modern diesel technology.
The choice of power for this high-quality, hand-built boat has to
deliver impeccable performance, quiet operation and fuel efficiency
while at the same time being tucked away well out of sight.
The Yanmar 6BY2 series was developed in close co-operation
with the quality automotive diesel manufacturer BMW and shares
a common engine cylinder block and other major components
supplied from the BMW stable. The 6BY2 series delivers smooth,
clean and fast acceleration which really is noticeable when
combined with the efficient hull design of this vessel.
The six-cylinder BY2 Series model in the Yanmar range is rated
at 191kW at 4,000rpm from a 2.993-litre, inter-cooled and
turbocharged diesel engine. Second-generation common rail
direct injection technology, featuring magnetic vertical injectors,
ensures optimum performance and outstanding fuel efficiency.
The Yanmar 6BY2 engine and Yanmar KMH50A transmission
packages as fitted also incorporates a CAN bus operating system
using NMEA 2000 protocol and offers electronic throttle and
electronic gear shift controls for the main helm control. The full
package, engine, transmission and controls are all supplied and
comprehensively warranted by Yanmar.
All up weight of the engine including the Yanmar KMH50A
transmission is just 362kg.
The combined outcome between the Wooden Boat Shop and
Yanmar is a magnificent day or weekend cruiser. The Yanmar has
the power to push the 9.7-metre, 4.5-tonne all timber hull to a
top speed of 22 knots.
For further information contact:
Power Equipment, Victoria. Web: www.powerequipment.com.au
January 2011 AUSMARINE
An emergency at sea could find our
vessels taking on water or perhaps
catching fire. Our best option is to
fight these situations and keep the
Abandonment is our last resort.
In an emergency people are under great
stress and recalling the detail of a training
course in those circumstances is a
challenge despite my best efforts as a
lecturer. I believe the best chance of
recalling information in this situation is to
use a mnemonic -- a tool to aid memory.
The fire fighting lecturers at the
Australian Maritime College have used
this technique for many years to help
people remember how to extinguish
fires. The fire triangle shows us that a
fire needs three things -- heat, oxygen
and fuel. If you are able to remove any
one of these the fire will go out. The
memory tool helps visual spatial learners
and people who may have left the school
system some time ago to make good
decisions based on information that is
more easily recalled. It also helps people
to focus on the important information
that is of most use.
Statistics collated by the National
Maritime Safety Committee in Australia
clearly show that drowning is the main
cause of fatalities at sea. People who survive
that will be challenged by the effects of cold
water and may eventually die of thirst.
People who are able to focus on these
challenges will be able to better prepare and
increase their chances of survival at sea.
I use the sea survival triangle in my
lectures and it is well received by students. It
fits well with the risk management approach
that is widely used today -- for example, as
the basis of the National Standard for
Commercial Vessels and occupational
health and safety. Most important is its
simplicity. This aids recall in stressful
situations and I would encourage anyone to
use it as a good teaching tool.
For further information contact:
Australian Maritime College, Tasmania.
The Cheviot 32 wooden boat is powered by a Yanmar six-cylinder BY2 Series
model, rated at 191kW at 4,000rpm
A Yanmar six-cylinder BY2 Series engine powers the boat
The sea sur vival triangle: simplicity aids recall
The fire triangle
The survival triangle
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