Month: April 2015

Newton Abbot Civic Society Reward Effort

Today, Karen and Jez Pilkington were presented with the first ever award by the Newton Abbot Civic Society for voluntary efforts to improve the town.

Following the construction of the new pedestrian/cycle bridge spanning the River Teign at The Town Quay, Karen and Jez decided to take a hand and removed van loadsof unsightly junk from the river. Wheel chairs, shopping trolleys, road signs and old bikes were amongst the items recovered.

This was not the end, the couple then separated the scrap metal, sold it to the local scrap yard and handed the proceeds to Rowcroft Hospice.

Karen commented “The river frontage is part of ‘The Ancient Port of Newton Abbot and we are proud to help take care of it”.

First Cummins QSB 6.7480HOI UK Installation

Pilkington Marine Ltd are in the process of installing the first Cummins QSB 6.7480HOI to enter the UK.

Following calculations carried out at Southampton University the ‘State of the Art’ Cummins engine was chosen by the vessel’s owner to be installed into his Vigilante 26 ‘Shearwater’ for service on the River Dart.

The expected speed of the vessel is calculated to be between 28 – 30 Knots.
Michigan Wheel have supplied the 5 blade propeller through their Devonshire Dealer C&O Engineering.

Pilkington Marine Ltd would like to thank everyone involved for their brilliant technical assistance so far.
We will keep you updated as launch day approaches.

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