Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

68 Neutral

About Slim

  • Birthday 01/04/1947

Profile Information

  • Gender

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
  • Boat Name
    Vital Spark
  • Boat Location
    Near Cropredy

Recent Profile Visitors

5290 profile views
  1. Slim

    Will I fit

    I've had anodes mid way along the hull of my 23 year old boat from new. Never had a problem. Don't claim to know which of the locks I've been through are considered 'narrow' but i've been up 'norf' a number of times. I do make sure the anodes are set as close to the hull as possible
  2. More or less what I made but the welding is MUCH better. I've got tee handles on mine and I've painted them white so people don't walk into them. Don't know how much they cost but they'll prove to be one of your better investments. Frank. When you come up with an answer for dodgy knees and lock ladders let me know
  3. And a bit more than a fiver will get you decent ones
  4. Positioning is very much a matter of choice. The only advice I would give is to ensure that they are of a size (after lining out etc) to allow easy access for bulky white goods. Washing machine, fridge, freezer etc, etc.
  5. Slim

    Burglar alarm

    Thank you!!. I was wondering exactly the same.
  6. Can't measure them as I'm at home and can't drive having had cataract surgery last Friday. The joys of advancing years. . However, using a tape I reckon about 20 inches or 50cm. 20 cm would be very short. I know that I can prod them through overgrowing grass etc without having to bend unduly. I don't find them unwieldy and they have the added benefit that they can be used to hook mooring lines off the foredeck. The nappy pins I used don't have rings on and they lay perfectly flat on the roof during the day. Frank
  7. No, it did involve welding. What I meant was that it was very basic welding. Anyone who welds anodes on could do 2 in 15 minutes.
  8. I've got them! When I mentioned them before someone posted a photo of someones. I made mine out of 6mm bar in about 10 minutes each (and I'm no welder). Were I making them again I would use 8mm. No bending, no wet knees. I've never seen them available commercially
  9. My mate John's mum's. My mum could never match them. Mind you I'm going back 50-60 years 😁
  10. I knew Trevor, the original owner, when he was first fitting it out. (1990's). To say the work went slowly would be an understatement. He did like to talk. Unfortunately he died before the engine was installed. When 'Trevor'was sold the couple who bought it completed the work and named it after him. I know someone who kept in touch with them for some years but I think he lost touch.
  11. Forgot to mention , if you find a grub screw don't forget to back it off so it doesn't obstruct the shaft.. Sorry but you can't claim it's a challenge until you're crouched over it in the pouring rain frozen stiff
  12. I had something very similar happen to me many years ago when the boat was fairly new. On Vital Spark the shaft went into the coupling and was prevented from coming out when reversing by a grub screw. I suspect your set up is the same. Check all around the circumference for a small grub screw. My grub screw was small and socket headed. If I recall correctly I persuaded back in using a boat pole down the weedhatch. You might find it easier to split the coupling. Once fixed , try not to use reverse as this is what pulls the shaft out. As a long term fix I drilled the grub screw thread out, re-tapped it to a larger size bolt in making sure it went into the shaft a few mm. I also pit an other one in at 180 degrees for balance Hope this helps To stop the shaft dropping too far back see if you can get a jubilee clip around the shaft just in front of the stuffing box
  13. Removing DPFs is an immediate MOT failure so the bottom Fell out of that market.
  14. Perhaps I should have stressed that the report in question DID relate to new build not existing. I didn’t,t think it necessary. Just to clarify further, my nephews house has an air source heat exchanger. The radiators are wall mounted and the structure does not have extreme levels of insulation. All the systems used are commercially available.
  15. I scanned the article on line earlier and it highlighted severl points from the report 1) the need for much better insulation 2) the use of induction hobs 3) the use of heat pumps for heating One of my nephews lives in a late 70s house that has no access to mains gas. They have a heat pump (and solar panels, induction hob etc). Their utility bills are on a par with their neighbours if not less. The whole house is always well into the 70s
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.