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by SteveN
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 9
Views: 447

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: 2901

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: 1300

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: 2901

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: 2901

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: 4010

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: 4479

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: 4479

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'...
by SteveN
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Wait for it
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

Re: Wait for it

Yeah I'm waiting and counting down the days until June 29th. when the sun first sets earlier :wink:
by SteveN
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: St Kilda Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: St Kilda Challenge

Tough night by the look of it - only 5 (big) boats still heading for St.Kilda.
by SteveN
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: St Kilda Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: St Kilda Challenge

Looking forward to 'watching' this - thanks for the link.
I'm glad I didn't apply for Geoff's vacant crew position as my role would have been limited to lying on the saloon floor vomiting into a bucket.
by SteveN
Fri May 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: South and West this time
Replies: 7
Views: 3630

Re: South and West this time

Our clockwise round Ireland was in 2000 so not quite as far back as Wully's. We had June and July too. June was freezing cold with strong Northerlies and we were held up for a whole week twice, firstly in Bangor and then in Dingle. July was wet and equally boisterous so it was a character-building t...
by SteveN
Thu May 10, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Anyone going from Aberdeen to Oban this weekend/next week?
Replies: 1
Views: 1856

Re: Anyone going from Aberdeen to Oban this weekend/next week?

Not Aberdeen, but N.Fife (across from Dundee) -> Barcaldine sometime soon, probably early next week.
by SteveN
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New website for Broadblue Catamarans
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: New website for Broadblue Catamarans

Rapier 550 in 'The 550 is a new generation of innovation, beautiful, high performance catamarans with a true racing heritage, giving class-leading performance. Intelligent electronics, navigation and radically simple innovation sail handling will be standard, as will the creative contemporary, luxur...
by SteveN
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: New website for Broadblue Catamarans
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: New website for Broadblue Catamarans

Broadblue 365S
- 'She 385 is designed for single or' should be 'The 385..'
- 'She is virtually unsinkable due to its watertight bulkheads' replace 'its' with 'her'?

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