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by BlowingOldBoots
Thu May 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

I assume you have access to the inside. As it is only GRP I would cut out the old chain plate, make a new, stronger one and glass back in. I think the friable steel would yield under load and the bolts loosen. You are trusting to luck the condition of the unknown bit, Alternatively, get rid of the c...
by BlowingOldBoots
Wed May 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Diesel runaway

I'm also not sure about CO2, and I'm not convinced that compression lifters would stop a seriously racing engine. The stop solenoid shuts off fuel flow, that could be pushed in manually and held in place until the engine stops. I think too much thought is going into something that is extremely unli...
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Diesel runaway

A small Chalwyn valve, or positive air shut off valve, is designed to stop air flow into a runaway engine. They can be bought second hand for less than £100. Something to consider or have a plan to stuff something into the air intake. I don't think a CO2 extinguisher would work. http://www.chalwyn.c...
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: LED Flares
Replies: 14
Views: 947

Re: LED Flares

I don't think they are a replacement for pyrotechnics yet as testing has shown. A pyro is a back up emergency alerting system for when EPIRB and VHF, or even mobile phone do not do the job. I think the LED or Laser flare is best at pinpointing your position. https://www.pbo.co.uk/gear/led-laser-flar...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Yacht Juma
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Yacht Juma

I can only offer words of encouragement to keep digging in Google and such like resources. I eventually traced RNLI family members and the lifeboat, now a derelict, that my great uncle died on. The search was google based, just kept clicking on links, using different search terms and stuff started p...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad coincidence?
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Sad coincidence?

It is a sign of the sailing times and perhaps not so much a coincidence as these established enterprises that satisfied a demand from Scottish yachting through the halcyon years. There is a sea change going on in sailing, underway now for some time. It's an old persons pastime, still expensive but m...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Short jaunt
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

Re: Short jaunt

...... However on port tack on my boat, galley sink goes below water level and overflows into saloon, A seacock in drain prevents this when twiddled. I remembered to do this twice but not for the critical third time ..... Do you actually open the sea cock again when on the favourable tack again?
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay Harbour Authority - developments
Replies: 4
Views: 2351

Re: Oban Bay Harbour Authority - developments

Trust Ports may not be a good idea if this article in Wiki is anything to go by and the alleged nepotistic, self serving shysters of the Oban area, whom could be reasonably expected to serve their own needs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trust_port
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .

Why do we expect deadly accurate weather predictions? Personally, beyond, a few days is all that really matters anyway. I am more worried about the mess the Met Office have made of their website. It was perfectly usable and now it is a dogs breakfast.
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Map Of Aquaculture Sites in Scotland (Fish Farms, Mussel Farms etc)
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Map Of Aquaculture Sites in Scotland (Fish Farms, Mussel Farms etc)

Folks may find this useful, I also posted it in YBW. The links below are to the Scottish Government's, Natural Scotland aquaculture resource site. Of particular interest to sailors in Scottish waters is the map feature where you can filter what the map shows. http://aquaculture.scotland.gov.uk/map/m...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3440

Re: Review of 2018

fairy nuff wrote:..... the engine overheat alarm to go off after about ten miles........ where we could find no obvious cause. ..... attempting to diagnose the overheating problem. Still no cure in sight. ......


That symptom can be caused by scaling in the exhaust elbow.
by BlowingOldBoots
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Review of 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3440

Re: Review of 2018

Spuddy, I don't think duplicating your own post counts towards "boost the punter count". :-)
by BlowingOldBoots
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Will there be a wake?
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

Re: Will there be a wake?

Facebook is getting used more and more and I suspect for the reasons you suggest Webby, the hassle of maintaining a forum. My cousin has a Trident 24 and they dropped their forum for FaceBook, likewise the Rival Owners Association, although they still maintain their forum. It is easier and faster to...
by BlowingOldBoots
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint
Replies: 8
Views: 4266

Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

I am on year three of Cruiser Uno, new formula, and while I have had a bit of grass skirt, which went away, some slime, in general I am weed free. Boat activity has been sedentary for most of the time, berthed bows into the midday sun. I have noticed that the dark blue colour has nearly all leached ...

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