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by Gordonmc
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Alternator working or not?
Replies: 37
Views: 13507

Re: Alternator working or not?

Need to check alternator D- to engine block visually and for DavS's volt drop test. I think that this alternator will have the chassis isolated. I think that the problem is with the wiring to connection 61. This supply will excite the alternator to get it producing volts. An alternator might self e...
by Gordonmc
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: where to stay while on an extended cruise?The G20 may have p
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: where to stay while on an extended cruise?The G20 may have p

the Culture, food and drink is without peer, at least in Scotland, I wonder about darn sarf. I suppose you reckon that Gordon Ramsey would make a mint by opening a chain of Scottish themed restaurants around the world. (Wonder why no-one has thought of that!) Gordon Ramsays choice of theme might ha...
by Gordonmc
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Rothesay update?
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Rothesay update?

Has anyone used the new inner harbour pontoons at Rothesay as yet? I heard there was a delay in opening because a management contractor had to be appointed, but I don't know if that was resolved. I could do with having the boat alongside for a couple of days for some post-winter cleaning up jobs whi...
by Gordonmc
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Gordon Brown - Geography lesson?
Replies: 22
Views: 8857

Re: Gordon Brown - Geography lesson?

It was only right GB should have commented on the tragedy in the North Sea. He was expressing his views on behalf of the nation. He is also the head of the government which has various departments directly involved in the rescue/recovery operation and responsible for making any recommendations which...
by Gordonmc
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: What Gas
Replies: 18
Views: 5926

Re: What Gas

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:BTW Gordan feel free to nip in for a coffe next wk if you are near by.


Sorry, Eammon, plans changed which meant I will not be in Clydebank today, Monday.
I will, though drop by this week when I firm up on movements.
by Gordonmc
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: What Gas
Replies: 18
Views: 5926

Re: What Gas

Clyde_Wanderer wrote: I am in Rothesay dock if you could drop it in I could try it.
Probably be mon before I am down there again.
Thanks again, C_W

Eammon, I should be in Clydebank on Monday and could pop round at lunchtime, about 1.30.
by Gordonmc
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: What Gas
Replies: 18
Views: 5926

Re: What Gas

Are there any calor butane bottles about the same size as the smaller of the camping gaz bottles Would I also need to change the cooker jets? Thanks, C_W I have a rich selection of calor, Gaz and MacGas bottles in various sizes cluttering up the garage. The smallest calor (blue) one is bigger than ...
by Gordonmc
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Who has a pressure cooker onboard
Replies: 18
Views: 22626

Re: Who has a pressure cooker onboard

Yup. I have a Lidl special which does not have separate weights to get lost or fly off, plus a safety valve. It fits neatly in the oven when not in use. As well as normal PC stuff it gets used for heating pre-cooked scoff like curries. Put an inch of water in the bottom then load in the curry contai...
by Gordonmc
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Are you methodical when re-fitting?
Replies: 25
Views: 4867

Re: Are you methodical when re-fitting?

The refit consisted of getting the sails and uphostery back on board on Saturday. Ferrying that lot plus crew to the mooring in a F5 was interesting. Its remarkable how a full length berth mattress emulates a mainsail on board a 2.5 metre dinghy. The sails were bent on in short order... its a lot ea...
by Gordonmc
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Gas burners
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: Gas burners

I have done the job on a Plastimo two-burner, grill and oven, unknown model and a Neptune which was similar in most respects. The Neptune was on board a friend's boat when it sank. Burner top screws are invariably rusted well in. I drilled off the head to get the top off and found the bowl, which he...
by Gordonmc
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: any tips for me on new foam and coverings Cheap style
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: any tips for me on new foam and coverings Cheap style

I have just ordered seating covers from a wummin in Cumnock who has an Ebay shop. I just emailed the dimensions for a quote and its working out cheaper than the last set which I ran up myself. I will report on quality and fit when they arrive but in the meantime the phone number is: 01290 332428 The...
by Gordonmc
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BURGEE PURCHASE - THE FINAL DEAL
Replies: 36
Views: 14935

Re: BURGEE PURCHASE - THE FINAL DEAL

Top-up done.
I was on the boat last weekend but the burgee is still on the office wall. I am gettin kinda used to looking up from the screen to see that sun peeping above the waves.
Prolly the only sun we will see for some time.
by Gordonmc
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Don't eat Yellow Snow.
Replies: 29
Views: 6849

Re: Don't eat Yellow Snow.

I was thinking about a '62 Matchless G3LS, honest mummy. or perhaps a dommi99 if I really dream. Fancy that. I often think about my old Matchless G12. It had the worst designed head cooling fins ever conceived wot wouldn't let you get a decent socket on the head bolts. The socket had to be ground d...
by Gordonmc
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Burgee arrived
Replies: 25
Views: 5405

Re: Burgee arrived

Yup. Mine arrived this morning and it is now flying proudly... on my office wall.
I should get a pic of it on the spreader guy next weekend once the icy blast foerecast for tomorrow blows itself out.
Very fine.
by Gordonmc
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: varnish removal
Replies: 8
Views: 13749

Re: varnish removal

If you have a lot to do invest in a cabinet scraper. The profiling helps with mouldings etc.
For big flat areas a plane blade is handy, but you will need to stone it frequently. I would be wary of using chemicals which can burn wood and raise the fibres.

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