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by Pete Cooper
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: and my name is?
Replies: 3
Views: 6655

Re: and my name is?

by Pete Cooper
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Silicone Spray
Replies: 7
Views: 3595

Silicone Spray

I don't know if this is any use to anybody, or if the stuff is any good, but I was in B & Q today and saw that they sell silicone spray at about £5 a go. I only mention this as I know somebody who paid £20 for a similar size of McLube last weekend - and I think that is a silicone spray so I assu...
by Pete Cooper
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!
Replies: 6
Views: 7494

Re: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!

2014 is fine for me - I have tide tables:)
by Pete Cooper
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!
Replies: 6
Views: 7494

Re: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!

marisca wrote:You did check the Amazon ad carefully didn't you?


Did I miss something? I can't get there tomorrow.
by Pete Cooper
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!
Replies: 6
Views: 7494

Re: Reeds Nautical Almanac - Loose Leaf Edition - Offer!

Yes please. I can collect from JWDM - I'll be there about 16:30 today.
by Pete Cooper
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Graphics
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Re: Graphics

Thanks chaps - Ian the place you recommend has a branch just up the road from work so I'll contact them.
by Pete Cooper
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: my first quick question about shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: my first quick question about shoes

claymore wrote:
cpedw wrote:How do you find the Mini Cooper S r56 goes to windward?


Interesting response - I think the cooper, for all its superior power and acceleration, is perfectly matched to windward by the Austin 7


Nothing goes to windward better, or has superior power and acceleration to a Cooper:)
by Pete Cooper
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Graphics
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Graphics

Can anybody recommend a firm to produce boat names on sticky backed plastic(or whatever the correct material is)? I am having a name designed which will involve letters with a graphic in the middle so I can supply that as a jpg or whatever format is required. I am looking for recommendations in the ...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Trailer repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 5853

Re: Trailer repairs

I reckon plating over the rough stuff is a bodge - cutting it out and replacing with new is a better fix.
by Pete Cooper
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Tip of the Week
Topic: Outboard Tip
Replies: 0
Views: 10972

Outboard Tip

For those of you who have outboard motors with remote fuel tanks - if you store your tank in the cabin when not in use remember to shut the breather screw on top of the tank.
If you don't your cabin will smell strongly of petrol.
Don't ask me how I know this.
by Pete Cooper
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back afloat
Replies: 22
Views: 6918

Re: Back afloat

When I worked in telecoms(for GEC) building telephone exchanges, we tied all the cables in place with waxed string - even had special tools to help us. And it's still all there. Well maybe not the old Strowger stuff. I worked on some Strowger - but mainly Crossbar and a bit of the new fangled elect...
by Pete Cooper
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Back afloat
Replies: 22
Views: 6918

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...
by Pete Cooper
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Stuff Wanted
Topic: Ladies sailing suit or jacket + salopettes - size 10, 12 or
Replies: 2
Views: 6704

Re: Ladies sailing suit or jacket + salopettes - size 10, 12

Probably do you a Musto Salopette for a reasonable price - I'll check what I have when I get home.
by Pete Cooper
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Sail Cover
Replies: 0
Views: 10462

Free Sail Cover

I have a mainsail cover surplus to requirements. It is a lightweight white fabric(dacron/nylon or similar). When laid flat it measures roughly 12 feet long the part in front of the mast is roughly 28" high, 17" behind the mast then a slow taper to about 8" at the back end. It has eyel...
by Pete Cooper
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Vancouvers
Replies: 12
Views: 3195

Re: Vancouvers

We had a coffee on Bluberry Hill, a Vancouver 34 Pilot years ago, a very nice boat with a good layout. Bob n Leslie don't have her anymore (So sage of lorne of this parish). There is one next door to me @ Tayvallich too, I keep looking at it wistfully. Not been on any other Vancouvers but the 34 Pi...

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