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    Today, 20:01
    Itís definitely doable Wayne. Definitely. Just as one example of many, see this YouTube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SS4i94W9bJw Point is, you...
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    Today, 18:54
    Wayne I think this is a great idea. Cut and shut extension of a GRP hull, particularly where it has a prism form, is a good idea. The technical...
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    Today, 18:40
    jfm replied to a thread Dropping the foot in Motor Boat Forum
    Haha! sorry- autocorrect thrives me bad!
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    Today, 14:12
    jfm replied to a thread Dropping the foot in Motor Boat Forum
    I like your wood set up- good stuff. I would invest in 2x $20 hydraulic jacks and push the wood apart using them. Position them close to the...
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    Today, 00:03
    jfm replied to a thread Hull/Topside joint. in Motor Boat Forum
    I agree with richard10002 but if you do ultimately do the job then I would use one of the enhanced strength polyurethanes like 3M 5200, and not CT1....
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  • mikef's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:36
    You do live in a beautiful part of the world thats certainly true but I must admit that I would never have called it Mediterranean;)
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    Yesterday, 19:52
    Its more like Jack the Rip Off. They charge you £4 for dropping people off there, £2 for a trolley and £4 for a semi tolerable security experience....
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    Yesterday, 17:40
    Agreed. Luton is the shittiest airport in the UK I've ever had the misfortune to use and has nothing whatsoever to recommend it. I hate going through...
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    11-11-19, 22:08
    mikef replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Yes youre right the OEM placement was different. The ARG gyro is placed at the aft end of the engine bay but I didnt like that location because it...
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    11-11-19, 20:10
    mikef replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Actually P, apart from the fact that the F630 was already designed to receive an ARG gyro in the engine bay, the installer of my Seakeeper was a...
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  • petem's Avatar
    11-11-19, 15:42
    Sounds exciting! We used Coast2Coast for our Targa and all we removed was the radio mast. We left the radar scanner and nav lights in place...
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    11-11-19, 14:56
    mikef replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Actually the way you have put it is not quite correct. Yes you are correct that if you change anything on a CE certified boat (or any other CE...
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    10-11-19, 23:32
    jfm replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    Donít rely on a yacht broker to tell you what that looks like!
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    10-11-19, 23:19
    jfm replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    To be honest I havenít read it all. I just posted the correction when I read something half way up the page thAt said vat was due, which was wrong. I...
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    10-11-19, 23:06
    jfm replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    This is 100% correct: if you move your personal residence from non EU into an EU country then you can bring your personal possessions with you and...
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    08-11-19, 19:26
    Yawn. Internet etiquette: please donít split into 2 threads- so annoying to forum users. Reply on the other thread.
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    08-11-19, 16:17
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    :encouragement:
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    08-11-19, 16:12
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    I presume that's aimed at me. First point, Mr amateur lawyer, is that I don't (and don't want to) know your name/address/mobile phone/bank...
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    08-11-19, 12:59
    petem replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    Unfortunately, that's not entirely how your original post came across, Also, IMO, for a new / current model it's extremely unlikely that any owner(s)...
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    08-11-19, 10:39
    petem replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    The T43 factory side decks are not held down with self tappers, they are vacuum fitted. You've seen one retrofit and we have no idea of the...
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  • jfm's Avatar
    08-11-19, 01:56
    For all those jobs use a polyurethane like 3M 4200, sika 291 or a modified polyurethane like CT1. Don't, imho, use a silicone as suggested in post...
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    08-11-19, 01:13
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    Yes the caulk seams between adjacent panels were hand made in the boat build factory. Only way to do it. Using exactly the same caulk as used for...
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    08-11-19, 00:53
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    Answers inserted in blue below Porto
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    08-11-19, 00:40
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    First of all, they last way longer than 10 years. Yes you are missing something. The grp layer is ultra thin. If you change the teak you can...
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    08-11-19, 00:36
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    It's completely normal. Most s/yachts are specced with even not randon staggering. You can have random or different non random staggering if you...
    100 replies | 8747 view(s)
  • mikef's Avatar
    07-11-19, 22:46
    mikef replied to a thread CE Marking in Motor Boat Forum
    CE Proof would be a good start http://www.ceproof.com/ce-marking to find out whether its doable and how much it will cost Yes I believe that...
    45 replies | 1845 view(s)
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    07-11-19, 16:29
    petem replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    Remember that Wattsons also make the cheap mass market ply backed decks like I have (they supplied my replacement deck in 2017). It's these that I...
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    07-11-19, 10:44
    Mike, did you get the samples that I sent to you?
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    06-11-19, 23:59
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    Thereís no plywood. The planks are solid teak. On the back of the panel there is a super thin layer of Grp to hold the panel together. This is how...
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    06-11-19, 20:34
    Great stuff Mike. You know your onions - respect!
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    06-11-19, 20:04
    jfm replied to a thread Fairline 43 Owners in Motor Boat Forum
    Reliable sources tell me the dealer tried to fix this but thought better to ask the factory so a factory team has been to the boat to fix it and have...
    100 replies | 8747 view(s)
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