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by Booby Trapper
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: DIY Engine alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 7894

Re: DIY Engine alignment

Is this going to solve the sudden engine noise change as we are motoring along at full throttle , doing 2,000 rpm at 5-ish knots? It might stop my heart lurches that happens. By the way, thanks for all the advice boys. The loose bolts might but you've still got a problem if you are only getting 200...
by Booby Trapper
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Jib Sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 10617

Re: Jib Sheets

Bought new rope for genoa sheets last season and thought I'd try the cow hitch. I was a bit dubious thinking it may slip but it never has. Maybe more to do with the rope being braid on braid. easy enough to get undone end of last season. I wish I'd used this method years ago. never catches now when ...
by Booby Trapper
Thu May 26, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: SIPR 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 5272

Re: SIPR 2016

I did notice your yellow brick stopped just south of Jura. Also noticed one boat retired in Jura after a meet with some rocks. Was there much damage?
by Booby Trapper
Fri May 20, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BT
Replies: 67
Views: 29337

Re: BT

Ah fibre to the premises rather than fibre to the cabinet that explains it. Good luck
by Booby Trapper
Fri May 20, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BT
Replies: 67
Views: 29337

Re: BT

I suppose it depends what boxes we are talking about. Do you have broadband at the moment? If so you have a Broadband router or hub or modem or whatever you want to call it? What is it plugged into? It can't be plugged into a box outside. Sorry for all the questions. Don't tell anyone but I just hap...
by Booby Trapper
Thu May 19, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: BT
Replies: 67
Views: 29337

Re: BT

I was under the impression Fibre conversion is now just done at the Cabinet and the cust plugs the new router in themselves. Only of there is a problem does an engineer come out to the premises. Have you tried plugging it in?
by Booby Trapper
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: North Ayrshire Moorings
Replies: 4
Views: 5728

Re: North Ayrshire Moorings

I'm also a bit confused by the free part because I know there are people getting "trained" to go out in a boat and collect the mooring fees at Cumbrae. It should be interesting to see how it all goes.
by Booby Trapper
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: my first quick question about shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 5683

Re: my first quick question about shoes

Shoo!
by Booby Trapper
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Cooncil Moorings Brodick
Replies: 0
Views: 9239

Cooncil Moorings Brodick

Being laid today. The council seem to have their act together this year and got them in before Easter even though it's early this year. I believe Millport were done yesterday but there is some carry on going on there with new moorings and charges at £10 a night. Not sure if the previous council ones...
by Booby Trapper
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Graphics
Replies: 3
Views: 3222

Re: Graphics

I used http://www.signsexpress.co.uk in Irvine. handy for me maybe not so much for you but they have a place in Hillington. Very reasonable prices prob because they aren't just for boats.
by Booby Trapper
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back afloat
Replies: 22
Views: 7089

Re: Back afloat

Thank you ever so much - I think you have just helped me to understand why we have so much trouble with our phone..... Ah don't worry the stuff in the top pic is not carrying traffic anymore. The little wires in the bottom pic are however carrying thousands more calls than the nice coloured ones ev...
by Booby Trapper
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back afloat
Replies: 22
Views: 7089

Re: Back afloat

Oh goody - will they be in colour? Of course The old way with bits of waxy string and a certain amount of skill and dexterity. http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/boobytrapper/WP_20160322_16_33_32_Pro_zpsajv9d7cp.jpg The new way which anyone can do. http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/booby...
by Booby Trapper
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back afloat
Replies: 22
Views: 7089

Re: Back afloat

claymore wrote:I'm looking forward to youse boys writing in English.....

I'll try to get you some pictures. That'll explain it all.
by Booby Trapper
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Garmin GPS128 - is it the internal battery? (Again!)
Replies: 15
Views: 10660

Re: Garmin GPS128 - is it the internal battery? (Again!)

You were lucky Ian. I remember you posting at the time. I tend to scoff at people who get suited, booted and goggled when presenting a basic experiment (or whatever) on TV, but your incident puts things in perspective. The nearest thing I had to your kitchen incident was trying to rejuvenate a tin ...
by Booby Trapper
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back afloat
Replies: 22
Views: 7089

Re: Back afloat

I tidied up the NMEA junction by careful planning, GPO-type harness lacing, and re-allocating various talkers and listeners. . We've moved on now Bill. Sadly it's just all cable ties. None of the old lacing skills and tools needed. Only thing we have to be sure of is no jaggy ends left. When I work...

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