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by Pete Cooper
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Fuse Holder
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Fuse Holder

This is a brand new waterproof fuse holder - advertised elsewhere at £5 but make me an offer and collect from Kip and it's all yours.
by Pete Cooper
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Do we think
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Do we think

Thanks Pete I've got alternative power sources so am OK - I was just wondering from a very non-technical perspective whether the red jobbie that I can plug my phone into for a charge would do for the handheld vhf. Hows things and hows the Micro? No worries - I dug the device out and it has a switch...
by Pete Cooper
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Do we think
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Do we think

I have a wee gadget that I no longer need. It is 12v input and has a switchable output - from memory about 6 diff voltages. If you want more detail please pm ne.
by Pete Cooper
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: I never realised
Replies: 37
Views: 4379

Re: I never realised

I really don't know what all the bother is about. I have been in and out of Oban North Channel several times over the last several years and not had any problem. OK I have listened to the VHF for a bit before casting off from where ever, and set off in the knowledge that I had a good time to escape...
by Pete Cooper
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: New anchor chain and stuff.
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: New anchor chain and stuff.

I have sailed a Jeanneau with an electric windlass - I vaguely remember that the hand control was loose(maybe on a wire) but kept in the anchor locker. All well and good until the anchor locker becomes full of water and then you discover that the control isn't as waterproof as it should be so you sp...
by Pete Cooper
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: In my mind
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: In my mind

I still go there a lot, but post little. There are too many people with tunnel vision. Too many threads like: I have £10k to spend. Spend 5 - you'll need 5 to improve it. You need to spend 15. Buy my boat - it's worth one but you can have it for 10 Have you any qualifications Sail with mates and don...
by Pete Cooper
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Parking Tip
Replies: 1
Views: 3816

Parking Tip

When approaching your berth, and have just used reverse to stop the boat, don't be overenthusiastic when selecting neutral. It is easy to over shoot and drop it into forward so by the time you have stepped ashore the boat is doing what seems to be about 20 knots and getting the stern line on quickly...
by Pete Cooper
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Antifoul prep
Replies: 1
Views: 2012

Antifoul prep

Can anybody recommend what grade of sandpaper I should use to key the surface of my hull and keel, after scraping and before Primocon?
by Pete Cooper
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 10625

Re: The needs are drawing in

I see Nancy Blackets are closing - any closing down bargains there?
by Pete Cooper
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Phone GPS in Car
Replies: 2
Views: 2413

Phone GPS in Car

I was out and about and was wondering if it is legal to use a smartphone as a GPS system in the car. I could set everything before setting off, and have it lying on the passenger seat and listen to the dulcet tones of whoever telling me where to go. My concern that is that I believe it is illegal to...
by Pete Cooper
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Printer Cartridge
Replies: 0
Views: 6057

Free Printer Cartridge

Brand new, still sealed in its plastic pouch, a Canon Pixma 510 black cartridge. Free to anyone who can use it. Postage at cost is all I want.
by Pete Cooper
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Black Fish
Replies: 0
Views: 6984

Black Fish

Has anybody got a copy of Black Fish by Sam Llewellyn that they don't want?
by Pete Cooper
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sestrel Radiant
Replies: 0
Views: 5938

Sestrel Radiant

I have a Sestrel Radiant hand bearing compass for sale. It seems to be a decent piece of kit in nice condition. It is for sale because it is too heavy for my wee boat. I am looking for something in the region of £75 which I am told is very reasonable. I can e-mail pictures if you are interested.
by Pete Cooper
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: I wish someone would say something
Replies: 5
Views: 5844

Re: I wish someone would say something

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by Pete Cooper
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Kip Boat Show
Replies: 10
Views: 4519

Re: Kip Boat Show

ash wrote:Pete - Do you have any background information / insider knowledge on this one?


No - I saw that she looked OK and was cheap - I did wonder if there are issues with the engine or something else fairly costly.

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