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by chakalo
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Would this be any use sniffing out osmosis?
Replies: 5
Views: 4853

Well if you keep emerging from the oggin and parking your trident behind the front door drippin' wet, of course the house is damp... :D :D
by chakalo
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What's the verdict on??
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

Thanks for that, the sales blurb says a 2 metre 'head' for the discharge outlet, so that's about right for my boat.
by chakalo
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tough Decision
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Oh! dear, my idea of the flinty eyed, granite jawed Northern members staring into icy spray sweeping the foredeck is shattered...Denmark! Devon! What? This conversation took place in the Sunny South 10 years ago.. "You two need to move your belongings" In unison.."Why Dad?" "...
by chakalo
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: What's the verdict on??
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

What's the verdict on??

Submersible bilge pumps.... I have at present, one handraulic pump and one very ill diaphram pump, deep narrow bilge. Option is to replace the diaphram with a submersible 'Rule' pump. Submerging an electric motor doesn't make sense in my economy sized brain, so are there any 'for and agin' opinions?...
by chakalo
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Troll baiting
Replies: 13
Views: 4788

:D :D :D I love it when you Georgios argue. Chakalo= 'star' in my peoples language..Romani. Watch your pockets there is a pikey amongst you!! (well a Rom actually) My God they even own boats now Cynthia.. Who is this Georgie Mushe with all the moola anyway, shall I set fire to his plastic boat? :lol...
by chakalo
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Today's joke
Replies: 14
Views: 4661

A young wannabe gunslinger walks into a saloon in Dodge City and sits at the bar next to a an old, hard faced, former gun fighter. "I want to be as good as you were" says the youngster. " You're wearing your gun too high, slacken off your belt" says the old man. The young man sla...
by chakalo
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Has any one used the Holland Windvane?
Replies: 5
Views: 3340

If I gave you my full honest opinion of Hydrovane Steve it would read like a sales brochure! I'm about to fit one to my new (old) boat. Expensive, but after 9 years with my first Hydrovane I didn't even consider any other type. There are no control lines or lanyards to adjust, part/stretch, just wel...
by chakalo
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Small Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3228

:brightidea How about training swmbo to "the whistle"? 1 short blast 'standby', 1 long blast 'let go', long and a short 'haul away' etc: A referee's whistle I suggest, and then when she finally snaps it will be a lot less painful than having a loud hailer inserted... :D :D
by chakalo
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Has any one used the Holland Windvane?
Replies: 5
Views: 3340

Hydrovane here Steve..can't help with the Holland.
by chakalo
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 12
Views: 2963

Can you fix my Sturmney Archer please? :D
by chakalo
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Keel bracing - Any suggestions ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2569

Right..standby your bunks..this will have the chippys and pro boat builders foaming at the mouth.. :shock: T25, have you seen what is used for outdoor tables and chairs at some of the junk food places, Mac's etc:? It's a sort of high density plastic moulded to look like wood, 100% water/rot proof. Y...
by chakalo
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Music to enter first marina
Replies: 22
Views: 5048

yep, full volume..Ride of the Valkyries..Wagner. :twisted:
by chakalo
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: April PBO - Cargo ship sails
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Gas meters, 'lectric meters, taxi meters....square feet makes sense to me

Thanks BigNick... :rotfl:
by chakalo
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Plastic bags & supermarkets
Replies: 18
Views: 5913

:D Fear not Arghiro! some entrepreneur will come up with a solution.

Special "Eco Marine bags"..available through your friendly local yacht chandlers and only £4.99 each. :shock:
by chakalo
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: mooring in Italy
Replies: 1
Views: 2726

Hello Richard, I've only sailed Sardinia and Sicily so I don't know the East coast, but I am told this place...www.marina-sibari.it up in the Gulf of Taranto is advertising berths and may be of help to you.

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