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Julia

One of the Kirsten fleet, Regular traders up the Rhine..

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Looks to me like the're trying to start there winch motor and it looks like one of them of 1 cylinder Deutz, these were very common on german coasters as anchor winch motors they had a horizontal cylinder and 2 flywheels and when cold they were pure bast---s to start many a blister was caused by swinging those engines, they also had a nasty kickback..
But did we complain.... no
Peter..
 

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Filled up with hot water always helped if I remember it right, and a dry "cigarette".
Manfred
 

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They were " beauties " Peter. Hard on the arms and when you were swinging them if you did,nt get get the compression lever down first go . there was the big kick !!. Just the same as a cement mixer,
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Kind of odd to see a quarterdecker set up as river sea ship...
Ah yes, deck diesels and canvas covers in a swedish winter.
A pure delight ! Hahaha
For a view of Deutz Diesels onboard, above and below decks go here and scroll down to "engine room" : http://mysite.verizon.net/ress3y0n

Peter, did you have any of the "high tech" ones that had an airline hook up to help you crank them ?
 

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No Bearsie I was never that lucky to have one with an airline but i've seen them though, on the anna-H I had a leggende Deutz on the anchor winch and I replaced it with a 2 cyl lister (ST) type and the old Deutz I gave to the lockmaster at Dutton locks on the River Weaver Nr Northwich he then used it to run his sawbench maybe its still running today..
glad to see the back of the bloody thing...
Peter.
 

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Peter,
Egerland had an air cooled Lister generator on the boat deck, for those English tide harbors, nifty little machine :)
 

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