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Slim

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About Slim

  • Birthday 01/04/1947

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

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  1. At 73, single hander, reasonable health (dodgy knees), 55' NB with no bowthruster may I suggest that you seriously consider a smaller boat (say 45'). I know all the benefits of larger ones, space etc but you can't escape the fact that in some circumstances larger boats more difficult to control on your own. Whatever you decide, good luck,
  2. Non boat but I wonder if someone can advise. My B in L's Florabest (Lidl) electric chainsaw keeps throwing the chain. I've had a look and e clip holding the sprocket onto the motor shaft is missing. I have an identical saw so diagnosing the problem was simple. The shaft is 10mm measured with a Vernier. Can't measure the depth of the groove. What size clip do I source? I really don't know how e clips are sized. There are any number available on E Bay just need to know which one to get. (bet I'll have 9 left over.🍺) Thanks
  3. 1/4 router won't cope. 1/2 with really good quality cutter and guide. Even then it's not easy to get clean cuts wiithout any sign of burning
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  5. You're right. Went to the boat today for a couple of hours and flicked some more paint off. with a powerful magnifying glass it looks like x 1 undercoat and x 1 non slip topcoat. Strongly suspect no primer anywhere.
  6. It's not so much the actual kneeling it's the getting down and getting back up again. Imagine a giraffe.🦒
  7. I had a 'rip off' back to metal re-paint about 4 years ago. Arranged on the rebound from another person who could not deliver as a result of a genuine and verifiable injury,. The rip off merchant was backed by a supposedly reputable company.(details via PM) I called him back for an unsatisfactory panel within 48 hours. Initially said he would re-paint panel when he could book wet dock. Within minutes , egged on by partner, returned to say that he couldn't afford to re-book dock but he would do job on the bank. Told him that was not acceptable but he wouldn't shift. Phoned parent company who disclaimed all responsilility as painter was self employed. (who was not answering his phone to me) Paint started to 'walk off boat within months. Since then it's been a losing battle. Soon became obvious that the agreed x2 primer, x2 undercoat and x2 topcoat was a pipedream. I suspect no primer, one undercoat and one or two topcoat depending where. Just before lockdown I investigated serious rust all over the roof. I can remove 30mm x 30mm flakes with a Stanley blade. The metal underneath is bright with not a hint of rust. This suggests(to me) poor prep. So far as I can see the flaking paint comprises one undercoat and one topcoat (anti slip). The obvious answer is another, proper, repaint. Unfotrtunately whilst the money isn't an issue age 73 and covid 19 are. So, in the coming months it looks like I'll be painting the roof myself. (anyone got a spare pair of knees? ) 👴
  8. I removed years of bitumen off the hull of VS using a scrabbler. True, the teeth tended to 'gum' up but I found that a tray of white spirit and an old paint brush cleaned them up in seconds. It took me a day to do a 55' hull. 5 years down the line I need to strip the roof after a rip off professional 'back to metal' re-paint. I've already tried a wire wheel on a 4.5" grinder (slow and v dusty) and 40 grit pad on a 150mm DA sander (very slow and very heavy on discs, maybe 200-300 to do roof) I've ordered a 140mm scrabber off e bay for £125. If needed replacement teeth are £75. Will it work? Don't know. Is it worth the gamble? Yes
  9. That's not unusual in the Cropredy/Banbury area. Helicopters out of RAF Benson ? and transports out of Brize Norton ? Then you have the pilot training school at Kidlington.
  10. I think that contained within the LED is a Dilithium crystal. As someone has already said they obviously work. Now for all those who's paid out £399 for protection I have another 'once in a lifetime offer' . Petrol pills. 1 for every litre of water poured into fuel tank. Don't be put off by the bottle labelled Asprin. Due to Covid 19 my usual supplies of packaging have been disrupted. This offer which CANNOT BE REPEATED is £25 for 5 pills. Sorry, this offer only applies to petrol pills. We are working on a diesel pill which we hoe will be available in the near future. PS. I also have special bleach to cure Colvid 19
  11. The logic being that this balances health care (hospital beds) with population. A logic that I cannot fault. Regretably, the mood of many, especially post Cummings, is I'll do what I want not what is best for society. Having re read my post I would add that I have no faith in this particular government. P##s ups and breweries comes to mind
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