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    Re: Rebuilding a rudder

    A current topic on the Sail Life youtube channel. Mads is taking an old rudder apart and has built a mould to rebuild it.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_IjN9Sgm2qs

    It might answer some of your...
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    Re: Webasto Thermotop C - question re servicing

    According to this page

    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1239223/Webasto-Thermo-Top-V.html?page=27

    0.2 to 0.3 ohms cold

    other details will be of use also

    good luck
  3. Re: Report on yacht race disaster south of Fremantle

    Insightful and many lessons to be learned for all volunteer organisations let alone ocean racing, thank you
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    Re: Yacht Surveys - A Christmas Competition.

    This is not a survey. It is an opinionated bystander wittering on, certainly not an intelligent assessment
  5. Thread: Oil lamp

    by IanR
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    Re: Oil lamp

    Poignard

    Thanks for the tip and the offer, the anchor light you have is interesting but not quite what I am looking for, however the toplicht site is very useful, thank you
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    by IanR
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    Oil lamp

    Would like to get a trawler type oil lamp i.e one that hangs from the deck head rather than a bulkhead mount.

    They seem to be available from Vermont in the US but not seen on these shores
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    Re: Hostoric Channel wind 14/10/18

    GHA and Chris,

    thanks for these, going to work them through, I appreciate the efforts

    Cheers
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    Re: Hostoric Channel wind 14/10/18

    Hurst Castle is excellent, i have missed the 14 day window for free data unfortunately
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    Hostoric Channel wind 14/10/18

    Can anyone direct me to a site with the actual channel winds for that date as I wanted to check the accuracy of a synoptic. Location channel islands to isle of wight.

    Many thanks
  10. Re: Yachting Monthly South West Spain & Portugal Cruising Companion

    Yes pls, pm on way
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    Navtex on summer holidays ?

    I replaced my Navtex antenna in the winter and then heard nothing.......

    I was in a port way up the Villaine so assumed it was just losses being a long way inshore, later this year I have been out...
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    Re: Windpilot Customer Service

    +1

    Peter has been most helpful and interested even though my Windpilot was second hand. The product engineering is terrific and the gentleman himself too.

    A breath of fresh air
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    Re: La Vagabonde : the collision regs

    Edits don't help to draw a conclusion although they appear not to be compliant with crossing the marked TSS on their own chartplotter IRCPS RULE 10. Don't do that in the English channel otherwise the...
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    Re: Jon Sanders an Honorary Member of the OCC...

    The man should get a knighthood, terrific effort
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    Re: Resin worktop offcut sink size

    Thanks to all for feedback so far, very useful indeed and Mark I have to say what a piece of craftsmanship you have completed! Given my expertise at cutting twice and gluing three times !!! I am in...
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    Resin worktop offcut sink size

    I have removed a double sink unit from the boat as it was hiding some rotten ply. The worktop is a long piece of grey laminate about 8 feet long and I am not in the mood to replace the whole thing as...
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    Re: Singlehanders - who do you sail with ?

    Lovely imagery, thank you
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    Re: Seeking material for fridge insulation

    Thanks to all for your advice, on to do much reading

    I would hoe to put a waterproof sheet in for a bit less than 250 quid, although I accept it has to be done right

    Cheers
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    Seeking material for fridge insulation

    Been looking at this forum and online for several weeks now.

    I need to find a source for an insulating panel to put inside the large vertical fridge on its ceiling as currently it just has a...
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    Re: Get yer boats out.

    Seascape Warrior 40
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    Re: Navionics French charts

    Reproduced by turning sea bed areas on
    And removed by turning off

    No idea why it leaves a hard straight border makes no sense to me
  22. Thread: Dear Santa...

    by IanR
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    Re: Dear Santa...

    Wetter and better

    I can only guess at the loads as the boat hits a wave at the bow when foiling the decelleration must be immense, no point having safety lines either as falling in the water would...
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    Re: rya day skipper qualification

    Since a Day Skipper practical can be commercially endorsed, I would never consider it a course completion certificate.
    You do need to have a reasonable level of theory or do the DS theory which...
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    Re: Refrigeration repair spare parts.

    Perhaps but

    the sensitivity was adjustable and the ability to locate a bad connection was remarkable. Of course it was not professional kit but even so has worked on a number of occasions. It was...
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    Re: Refrigeration repair spare parts.

    Even better you can buy an electronic leak detector which I successfully used to track down a rather slow and irritating link under the floor. If I remember correctly it was about 23 quid and saved a...
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