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by SteveN
Mon May 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: holy loch sinking
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: holy loch sinking

There was some chat about it on one of the FB groups where the owner suggested that she'd touched aft on a low tide and taken on water through dry planks at the bow and overcome the pump(s). Was in commission I think. Reportedly he was blocked from attending as it wasn't deemed an essential journey,...
by SteveN
Mon May 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: holy loch sinking
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: holy loch sinking

Perhaps this one which went down on April 5th, although that seems too long ago.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b7xQ1 ... jmxkeykuFu
by SteveN
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor

I had a similar arrangement with shaft brushes outboard of the Aquadrive and linked to the same hull anode as in your picture. It seemed to work well enough and I didn't see any deterioration of the prop over the 16 years that I had the boat. The brushes were very prone to squealing though, hence th...
by SteveN
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Easylock Midi triple clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 2091

Re: Easylock Midi triple clutch

Sold. Thanks.
by SteveN
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Folding passerelle
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Re: Folding passerelle

Sold. Thanks.
by SteveN
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Easylock Midi triple clutch
Replies: 1
Views: 2091

Easylock Midi triple clutch

by SteveN
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Folding passerelle
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Folding passerelle

Perhaps not the most useful item on a Scottish cruising yacht, probably why it's languished in my garage for the past 15 years since coming with the boat, but all the rage in the stern-to mooring areas in warmer climes. Anyway, should anyone want one it's very good quality, extremely solid and well-...
by SteveN
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin
Replies: 11
Views: 6223

Re: Erebus - The Story of a Ship, Michael Palin

Another good read on a similar theme is 'The Ice Master' by Jennifer Niven about the 1913 arctic expedition aboard the HMCS Karluk.
It didn't end well.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_voyage_of_the_Karluk
by SteveN
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Is it the snow?
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: Is it the snow?

Not something I've ever used or looked-at before but if I go into an individual forum and 'Mark topics read' then the topic items turn blue but the board icon remains red when I go back up a level. If I click on 'Mark forums read' at the uppermost level then all of the circular board/forum icons tur...
by SteveN
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 11
Views: 3108

Re: Diesel runaway

I wouldn't fancy putting my hand over the air intake of anything but a very small engine so a CO2 extinguisher is a good idea. That said I would think that diesel runaway is extremely rare in naturally-aspirated marine diesels, it's very much the preserve of turbocharged engines where the turbo oil ...
by SteveN
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 5418

Re: Antares charts

For this season coming I just acquired a new toy, tablet running Marine Navigator on Android. I have yet to experiment with integrating Antares. Marine Navigator with VMH and Antares charts is a combinations that's hard to beat. I can't think of a single improvement that could be made to the App wh...
by SteveN
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.
Replies: 8
Views: 4474

Re: Suitable sealant for diesel filler hose/tank joint.

I've always used polysulphide for anything dieselly. It fills large gaps and cures to, basically, rubber yet isn't too adhesive that you can't get things apart if needed. Arbokol 1000 is the one that I keep a tube of for jobs like yours. "Resistant to most dilute acids and alkalis, petrol, dies...
by SteveN
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 5418

Re: Antares charts

I wonder if it was the spell-checker that changed 'chandlers' to 'chandeliers' when it found the phrase 'Royal Family' in the sentence? :)
by SteveN
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antares charts
Replies: 19
Views: 5418

Antares charts

It's good to see this name in the New Year's Honours list - an MBE for the man.

Robert Andrew Richard BRADFIELD
Hydrographic Surveyor.
For services to Navigation and Maritime Safety on the West Coast of Scotland.
by SteveN
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well my Buckos
Replies: 17
Views: 6106

Re: Well my Buckos

Already lifted out in the third week of August and snug with mast down at Creran. Off tomorrow to France, Spain and Portugal for 8 weeks in the motorhome. Too many hobbies..

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