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Old 7th December 2019, 02:44
russellward russellward is offline  
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Didn't even think and just wanted to be a hero. They were talking about renting a submersible pump to take the level down a bit -would have had to pratically empty her. We had a day or two to raise steam and we needed all that because as new owner, we wanted to be gentle! Unlike the AHB who'd have steam on the gauge and the bottom of the boiler just warm. Often wondered if that was why the newer oil fired Aucklander suffered so many cracks in her boilers. All welded of course.
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