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    Yesterday, 14:44
    BartW replied to a thread Antifouling! in Motor Boat Forum
    Agree, We always lift/antifoul in may or in june, right before the season, A few years ago we did a “soft” pressure wash in februari for doing a...
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    18-07-19, 18:54
    jfm replied to a thread Superyacht Crash in Motor Boat Forum
    That sounds an odd comment. There is limited marina space. You can get X boats in tightly, or 0.7X in with big gaps. Leaving 0.3X homeless and berth...
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    18-07-19, 18:32
    jfm replied to a thread Superyacht Crash in Motor Boat Forum
    its was attached to the same block or fairway chain, not the ground line chain- just for clarity / you were not saying it wasn’t. But that set up...
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    18-07-19, 18:27
    jfm replied to a thread Superyacht Crash in Motor Boat Forum
    Nope
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    18-07-19, 18:26
    jfm replied to a thread Superyacht Crash in Motor Boat Forum
    Mapis, it’s a matter of fenders, not luck. squeezing in 50/60/70 m yachts like that is common in many ports. Port canto (Cannes) comes to mind where...
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    18-07-19, 18:13
    jfm replied to a thread Superyacht Crash in Motor Boat Forum
    No it’s not his domain, at least not in my book. I would fire a guy who kept things that u tidy on my boat. The whole boat is the owners domain at...
    60 replies | 3763 view(s)
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    18-07-19, 08:04
    Jimmy the same happened to me around Christmas. One broke at the shackle, and when port diver fixed it he did both and the unbroken one was close to...
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    18-07-19, 07:48
    jfm replied to a thread Superyacht Crash in Motor Boat Forum
    Yup it was that space or none in Porto rotondo in summer. So he had to get in if that’s what owners demanded. But there was no significant wind and...
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    17-07-19, 22:12
    jfm replied to a thread Superyacht Crash in Motor Boat Forum
    Drama queen. He should have asked for the neighbouring boats ground line to be dropped. That was Porto rotondo in Sardinia with plenty of harbour...
    60 replies | 3763 view(s)
  • BartW's Avatar
    17-07-19, 11:48
    +1 even when you have crew, its so usefull to see from the helm, which direction the chain makes to the ground, especially with a flybridge, when...
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    09-07-19, 06:44
    I’m litres/nm and have always been in my boating life :).
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    09-07-19, 06:33
    Definitely a copycat fisher 37 lookalike, not a real fisher. Real fishers were much coveted boats in the mid 1970s, though were motor sailers not...
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    05-07-19, 22:23
    Wow a photo hosting site that limits you to 250 pictures. Chocolate tea pot. Unbelievable!
    18 replies | 851 view(s)
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    04-07-19, 14:21
    jfm replied to a thread Cote d Azur cruise in Motor Boat Forum
    Hmmm maybe 2022 I'm afraid. I still love the current boat, and I'm super busy for a few years in a new job/business that I love but that eats up my...
    89 replies | 4117 view(s)
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    04-07-19, 12:14
    jfm replied to a thread Cote d Azur cruise in Motor Boat Forum
    Yup I have same as Mike's = the ZF. Only glendinning hardware I have are their excellent cable winders. As I say, I like the "one hand" single...
    89 replies | 4117 view(s)
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    04-07-19, 10:56
    jfm replied to a thread Cote d Azur cruise in Motor Boat Forum
    I don't like the Kobelt stuff. Too big a footprint on the dash and you cannot press a button with your thumb while operating the stick at the same...
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    04-07-19, 10:17
    BartW replied to a thread Cote d Azur cruise in Motor Boat Forum
    when the engines are "nearly" in sync you can hear the engine /props vibrations going in / out phase. this in phase - out of phase cycling sound...
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    03-07-19, 23:23
    Ah ok thanks for the “diagonal flow” info. Every day is school day. I think I’ll stick to outward spinning props though :D.
    44 replies | 3891 view(s)
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    03-07-19, 23:19
    jfm replied to a thread Cote d Azur cruise in Motor Boat Forum
    Mapis I think the engines are mechanically governed but just happen to have some electronic sensors that talk on early j1939 to electronic screen...
    89 replies | 4117 view(s)
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    03-07-19, 00:11
    I agree with you generally. But inward spinning props are a long-established thing, for those who rate (i) the ability to run in straight ahead on...
    44 replies | 3891 view(s)
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    30-06-19, 07:51
    BartW replied to a thread Help needed in Motor Boat Forum
    The rated cable should work well on your engine, but I would be more concerned if it has the correct cable ends/ connection, fitting on the engine...
    14 replies | 853 view(s)
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    29-06-19, 10:20
    jfm replied to a thread Med heatwave in Motor Boat Forum
    It’s delightful at sea in Antibes area. Calm, breeze from east 6 knots but nicely 16 knots apparent, air temp 27.5 (at noon) and sea temp 26.7 deg...
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  • jfm's Avatar
    28-06-19, 21:37
    I got 1.48 from a tanker lorry (Avia) for 6500 litres a month or so ago.
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    28-06-19, 21:30
    Jrudge, with yacht devices thing in your system are you able to see litres per mile on your mfd? As opposed to litres per hour?
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    28-06-19, 20:10
    jfm replied to a thread Med heatwave in Motor Boat Forum
    Thanks for the weather and reports guys and the good news re jellyfish. Very much looking forward to a hot boating weekend. I’m hanging out with A&K...
    35 replies | 2290 view(s)
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    28-06-19, 19:23
    jfm replied to a thread Med heatwave in Motor Boat Forum
    On my way there now. Plane taxiing. Love the heat. Villefranche or lerins anchorage all weekend. Mcanderson where is your pic just above taken...
    35 replies | 2290 view(s)
  • BartW's Avatar
    28-06-19, 10:40
    same on mine, its just a basic themostat with a on / off contact, in series with the fan min/max/off switch
    25 replies | 1111 view(s)
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