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by SteveN
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Dezinced Propellor and New Propellor
Replies: 9
Views: 195

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: 1609

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: 860

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: 1609

Easylock Midi triple clutch

by SteveN
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Folding passerelle
Replies: 1
Views: 860

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: 10
Views: 5365

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: 1108

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: 2771

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: 4922

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: 3908

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: 4922

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: 4922

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: 5619

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..
by SteveN
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Claymore's Bits and Pieces
Replies: 20
Views: 8974

Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

I suspect that it went in before the engine compartment and associated furniture (some really nice teak woodwork that I'd rather not damage) was built around it. Even If I were to drag it forward into the saloon it won't go through the main hatch in a simple lift and although it's a centre cockpit b...
by SteveN
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Claymore's Bits and Pieces
Replies: 20
Views: 8974

Re: Claymore's Bits and Pieces

I have one of those nice red things too, a 43, but sadly mine still resides in my shed at home, where it took up residence late in 2015. The builder of my boat seems to have done so around the engine and I simply can't find a way of getting the red beast in there even reasonably intact. While I don'...

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