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  1. I find Geocel 201 works well or any car gasket rubber sealant if a small tube will do, don't tighten fully until it's cured and make sure surface/hole is clean/ dry and any loose material is removed, if wood core is rotten dig out and DRY out and then use Gorilla past but smear screw threads with vaseline otherwise you won't be able to remove/unscrew in the future. John
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    It doesn't matter how good and reliable a boat engine is and its setup/configuration, if it is not suitable for the job it it's doing it won't be reliable, broads boats have there prop protected by a large size skeg and many have two raw water filters or are keel cooled, harbour boats are designed to work in wide open deep waters and have a high speed to get to work sites and don't work in muddy shallow reed infested waters. The R N L I use inflatables or hover craft for shallow waters, perhaps asking the local workboat operators for their advice might be a sensible way to get the right replacement next time.John
  3. Hi Bob Yes that's the way to destroy a battery, it's not good practice to test a leisure batteries with a battery discharge tester as they have thin plats and they are not designed to give a large currant unlike starter batteries which have thicker plates and designed to give a large currant for a short time using a hydrometer gives best results as each cell can be different. John
  4. Hi Paul M I G would be best are you hiring one or buying one, small mig welders come with small aerosol canisters so no need for large bottles just cheaper than aerosols, check face mask for pits as they can be difficult to see through if badly pitted. John
  5. Perhaps the BA are going to have toll plate recognition cameras to catch non payers that only pan on the bow. John
  6. Hi Bob Sterling do positive shunts if you want currant flow. John
  7. Yes i endorse what Steve o says its amazing the difference in taste and texture of real pigs blood and not dried black pudding. John
  8. Hi Bob Having the batt switch in the neg earth is not the best way but!! yes you can do this but knowing the charge rate of the alternator is not a lot of use it would be better and cheaper and easier to get two volt meters one for each batt bank these will tell you how much is in the batterys and how much charge each is taking. i would surjest a inteligant altenator regulator to maximise the potentail of its capisity along with quicker charging along with a split charge diode to isolate the two banks so you dont flatten the starter batt, and chage the batt leads so that the pos goes to one batt and neg attaced to other batt this will work both batts rather then the first one with the other one trailing still keep the pos and neg connected ie parrail you most likly will only need to mov the neg or pos to the other battery. John
  9. Hi Cris As Ray said why not stay in yard first night there is a very nice restaurant to the left out of the gate opposite the Stathe you then have the village and Tesco's for any last minute must have.all the moorings are on the left as you sail up to the Stathe the ones on the right belong to boat yard. John
  10. It's classic example of some people in some countries that have a disproportionately affect on the rest of the world. John
  11. Hi Troubridge Yes easy when you know where it's just across from ASAP which is handy, best value i have ever found, there lunches are special to just like you nans proper cooking, no fancy stuff fireman, police, learner cars all use it has to be good as no passing trade except the local businesses, shame it closes after lunch time, John
  12. Hi Get a tube of instant gasket as hylmar isn't a instant gasket its a sealer which doesn't hold up if applied thickly, clean joint and dry it apply gasket just enough, attach cover LOOSELY then LEAVE IT until ideally next day then tighten wrist tight only. John
  13. You can get a small pot with brush to repaint them if you wish lot cheaper. John
  14. Well done David it gives a different perspective when looking down rather than boat height. John
  15. Hi Smoggy The sulphur lubricated the injectors and pump, GTL could be better for diesel bug prevention as no bio, i wonder if it is taxed as fuel yet, the lpg wasn't until people started to use it in cars, wasn't long be for gov put a carbon tax on, it it will be a drier fuel than diesel so might catch users out that use cheap lubrication oil in their engines only time will tell. if buses and taxis were forced to use it could help with city pollution whare battery capacity is limited for all day use. John
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