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by Mavanier
Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

A wee update on my heater. I've done a semi-temporary installation and had it running a few times. So far, so good. I chose to put the exhaust outlet in the cockpit coaming, as that keeps the exhust run reasonably short and it should stay dry unless I am absolutely sailing on my ear. Also removes th...
by Mavanier
Thu May 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

Chinese heater arrived this week. Did a rough and ready test run with it sat on top of my car's engine, clipped to the battery. So far so good! Hoping to start installing it on the boat today.
by Mavanier
Tue May 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Heating, not burning holes in your pocket

I've just ordered one of the Chinese ones- will cross my fingers and see how I get on with it!
by Mavanier
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Boatyard to check my keel bolts, chain plates etc?
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Boatyard to check my keel bolts, chain plates etc?

So, our boat is 48 this year and feeling a bit tired. We have ambitions to sail away for a few years and a part of me is worried that the fundamental structure of the boat might need checked out. Perhaps I am just being paranoid? If not, what would be the best way to go about satisfying myself that ...
by Mavanier
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: RIP Cruiser Uno :(
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: RIP Cruiser Uno :(

I have heard some good things about Flag. Just going by the data sheet though, it current seem to like being immersed too soon after application. I was able to track down a couple of tins of Uno in the end, just in black rather than the blue I had before. Will give me the incentive I need to do a bo...
by Mavanier
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: That's It - The Refit Is Finished
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: That's It - The Refit Is Finished

Well done, great to see someone doing a proper job on a classic boat.
by Mavanier
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: RIP Cruiser Uno :(
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

RIP Cruiser Uno :(

So, International claim that Uno has been replaced by Cruiser 250. But a quick glance at the specs show that the new product needs two or three coats, and whilst the drying times are reasonable there's obviously no way you can do this in a single tide. A right embuggerance for tight arsed gits like ...
by Mavanier
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Pesky Kids!
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: Pesky Kids!

If Attenborough is 'one of the kids', I'd hate to see your definition of an old man...
by Mavanier
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Leaving the boat near Mallaig
Replies: 8
Views: 2629

Re: Leaving the boat near Mallaig

Armadale always seems a bit exposed to me, but it must be OK if IoS Yachts use them all through the season.
There's also visitor buoys at Kyleakin and Broadford- the latter being a bit exposed to the north IMHO.
by Mavanier
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Re: Stainless Steel Sheet Bending and Welding in Scotland

I'm sure there must be someone closer to you, but Caley Sheet Metal in Inverness ought to be able to do this I think.

It's worth shopping around for this kind of work. I needed some galv steel fabricated and found prices for the job varied between £80 and £400!
by Mavanier
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 5838

Re: The needs are drawing in

Hebridean has to be worth considering. I know someone who used one to take his Co32 to Faeroe and back and thought it was excellent. On liferafts, I'm currently looking into this as well and have concluded that you just have to pony up the money and buy a new one. Brand new 4 man canister LR- cheape...
by Mavanier
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Leaving the boat near Mallaig
Replies: 8
Views: 2629

Re: Leaving the boat near Mallaig

Arisaig is a good bet.
Mallaig is a bit pricey IMHO and exposed to the N.
Further up, Kyleakin is cheap, being council run, but unless you're quite small you'll struggle to find a space amongst the locals and fishing boats.
by Mavanier
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina in Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

Re: New marina in Harris

I hope it does well, although personally I would probably be more inclined to stop at Scalpay rather than make the detour to Tarbert. But I'm usually heading to Stornoway, not everyone will be. It's a real shame the community run shop in Scalpay didn't manage to stay open long enough to see the pont...
by Mavanier
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rival 34 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2874

Re: Rival 34 for sale

Price now reduced to £9000 for a quick sale. The family are keen to wrap everything up soon so somebody is going to get a bargain. In the interests of full disclosure, there are a couple of issues apparent which ordinarily would be resolved before sale. The gearbox seems to be losing a bit of oil, a...
by Mavanier
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Profurl has disembowelled itself
Replies: 10
Views: 3322

Re: Profurl has disembowelled itself

Alternatively you could treat your fine self to a lovely new Harken roller system and I will happily take your rebuilt furling drum off your hands...

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