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Slim

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  1. I bought my shell in 1996 ,fitted it out over a number of years and first registered it in, i think, 2002. When I started I had every intention of selling it on completion and returning to off-shore sailing. At no stage did I consider it a means of making money. As is so often the case things didn't turn out as planned. I should be sitting on a beach or in a bar on some sunny tropical island. Instead I'm debating whether I plough my way up or down the South Oxford.
  2. The batteries in both my cheapo digital verniers last for ages depending upon quality of batteries. You can't expect much from a pack of 50 assorted cells for a pound from Poundland. The power supply for my quality vernier has lasted for years πŸ‘
  3. True but that's why I used the word 'likely'
  4. I had a very entertaining hour in Halfords quite a few years ago when a 13mm socket out my very old (30 year plus then) guaranteed for life set split. The 20 year old assistants eyes glazed over when I tol devd him approximately how old it was. We had a long debate along the lines of 'but its VERY old!' ' But lifelong is lifelong!'. In the end they gave in and produced a new socket..) Pure fun and entertainment on my part. Regarding the OPs original question he's likely to need two 17mm combination spanners for the stern gland.
  5. My experience was exactly the same apart from the location. As I recall it was Exmoor. I've also made it to 74. On the boat I use refilled 5 l bottles for tea, coffee etc. I do buy 330 / 500 cc bottles to put in the fridge and for a sip when popping pills or in the middle of the night. Got caught out the other day when I had to pay Β£3 for 6 small bottles of 'designer ' water. Mind you, the bottles look very smart in the fridge
  6. Well, an early exhibit may well be a pile of bricks, presently a bridge on the S Oxford, that I passed under the other day.
  7. To start with it's 20mm in length. Measurement is from below head for a pan screw.. 5mm thread at a guess.
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  10. I have a very ad hoc logbook mainly to keep a check on the holding tank. It includes the engine oil change hours, filter changes and generator oil change hours. If I ever sell I may hand over those pages but other comment are personal
  11. So far as tunnel lights are concerned LEDs are the child of the devel, headtorches/ hand torches his step brother and halogen lights his cousin.
  12. I use bowlines on my centrelines. Much quicker to release than shackles, infinitely adjustable and no damage to paintwork. I also have a nappy pin on a short line permanently attached to the centre ring that I can normally drop down behind Armco to to hold the boat (normally singlehanded)
  13. Slim

    Dingy

    That takes the fun out of it😁
  14. Then there's the one above the Napton locks on the S Oxford . Don't have a photo but I'm sure one will come along soon.
  15. Slim

    Dingy

    How do you fix the plates onto those inflatable canoes I keep seeing? I would suggest 3.5mm x 12mm stainless steel self tappers πŸ™„
  16. It's not that you've missed something it's that the topic has veered from the original point (I think). It would really benefit from a reset. As i read it the OP has a knackered gearbox oil cooler and needs to change it. It may have caused other (coolant related) issues but that's speculative at this stage.
  17. The point I was trying to make was that if oil finds it's way into the skin tank it's a real pain ,not that it has. Anyway, if you would tackle the task of changing the cooler there are any number of forum members who would give practical advice. Prehaps you could start by giving some general details such as where you presently are, make of oil cooler , dimensions of cooler, length, diameter, photos etc. Frank
  18. Your experience was identical to mine. To be honest changing an oil cooler, given that it's a straight swap, is fairly simple. What is a right pain in the *rs* is getting all the oil out of the skin tank. |To the OP. Have you not considered getting the problem resolved before travelling home?
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  22. Can't comment for whether it's needed or not but my manual shows one (item 89 as quoted earlier). I distinctly remember lining it up when re-installing the pump, a job I've done several times. There's a definite knack to it.
  23. Clean?????? You could eat your dinner off of it !! (to quote my old mum) Now, where are my Marigolds. ?
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  25. Can't say ya or neh but I did just that last week. Bas@@@d of a job
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