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  1. Hi Jenny Give Hippersons in Beccles a call they may come out to give you a quote they will want it in there shed to work on where they have all the tools, you will get a good workmanship from them. John
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    Hi Everyone, Im Looking To Purchase

    And providing you get the price right if it needs replacing it's much better to fit your new choice rather than someone else's inferior cheaper choice that you than throw away a new but not wanted item,ie a new engine is your choice of make and power rather than a boat yards cheaper smaller one. John
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    Advice Please!

    Yes polish then spray with ignition sealer.John
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    Advice Please!

    As Ian said don't use steel wool,if you need to rub it down use fine grain fiba matting/pot cleaner, it doesn't look like varnish it looks like it's oiled/stained best keep it this way with a wipe of oil now and again. John
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    Carousel Of Drone Images

    Well done David excellent pictures and very interesting to see well known places had to look twice to remember where, they are so different from up high, i now want to go out and get a drone. John
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    Anyone Recognise This As A Broom?

    Hi Pumpmedic Does it matter if its a Broom or not, has it been looked after and cherriest, it looks a nice boat But what is the air gap? is it broads compatible you haven't said where you will use it. If the topside is wood beware, If you like it check the bilges,behind cupboards, by all means get a survey but you will still find issues with any second hand/preowned boat.John
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    Never Ending Story

    A woodwork friend of mine use to buy two sawn trunks at a time, stack them in his garden to season he then sold one of them at a profit which gave him his one for free, they didn't look that out of place in his garden,different to his neighbours. John
  8. Surly a boat tv aerial needs to be robust and small enough to be left outside semi permanently without being blown of direction,easily dropped for bridges, having to dismantle and pack away each time you use it leads to broken parts, damage to paintwork, and on the broads you only need one band for Tacolneston transmitter. John
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    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    I think the reason for the fans not demisting is because they blow to much air which isn't warm/hot enough my small tubular one blows moderate airflow but quite warm/hot so disperses the condensation and is closer to the glass. With these small diesel heaters Webasto/Eberspacher i have found is when they go wrong you have to replace half of the heater, when they go wrong, i have had a Webasto water heater loverly pierce of kit lashings of hot water but when it went wrong only a diode i suspect on the circuit board, i couldn't testfix it because it was encased with a strong plastic envelope, to replace the circuit board i had to buy the whole combustion chamber. when i built my present boat i fitted a Hurricane heater from Canada they use them in their log cabins they are larger in size but ALL the components can be replaced individually they can also run on/off cycle like a household boiler without coking up unlike the small Webasto/Eberspacher ones which like to run constantly. they are also more economical with the fuel . John
  10. One thing i will mentian the fuse blew of cause it has to be a very small one that i didn't have its only a .25 amp fuze only Wards keep them i fitted a one amp fuze and now have a spare hasn't blown since 4 years now suggest you carry a spare fuze it will then never blow. John
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    Windboat Tradewind

    i meant to say inexperienced helm. hire boats don't have big engines cost plus speed plus high fuel use means smaller engines thus no stopping power. John
  12. Hi Griff Mine is only 5 foot above the water works fine i haven't used the mounting that it comes with i have a small sockit screwed to roof type used for pennit pole i then fixed a stainless pole 6 inches long to bottom of Ballade this makes it easy to lift out when very low bridges , on the odd occasions i need to extend it, i have a piece of dowling to extend it if moored at WRC or Bramington where signal is blocked by high ground. John
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    Broad Ambition - TLC Time Again

    Hi Griff I have one similar mines tubular twists and swivels had it over ten years it WORKS a treat it uses a ten amps so you only want to use when engine running, i don't need it often so i haven't fixed it permanently but keep it in dash pockit, very handy and clears my 3ftx2ft screen nice and clear, can't understand how others dont get theres to work, warm air blown onto damp/wet glass car heaters do exactly the same thing, give it a try i can't believe it wont work. John
  14. I guess like most things trailedled in the lab it does not allow for dirt covering the cells unlike the old ones that have eyelashes that cleaned the lens when you ran over them.John
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    Windboat Tradewind

    I also heard that hire'ers keep't crashing the boats and causing many claims from third parties because they where to heavy for the engines to stop them quickly enough, and hitting other boats no damage to them but you don't want to be hit by a experienced helm with one.John

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