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  1. I was once convinced I needed a new gearbox because of the noise, turned out to be the drive plate.
  2. This guy is having trouble with the hull of his Springer. Will give you an insight to whats needed to repair a hull on a V bottom boat.
  3. I repainted our trad engine floor over a couple of years. It is a pig of a job especially for us pensioners. I found that doing it in stages helped to keep focused on doing a decent job while helping my creaking joints to recover in between. My friends and I had engine bay envy at the Crick boat show a couple of years ago when three of us sat in the pristine engine room of a dutch barge, we were so jealous of all the space down there.
  4. Not sure how withholding funds from C&RT is going to improve the lot of boaters or maintenance of the system.
  5. I doubt it. Maybe try and get your cash back from the seller.
  6. I just remove any water from the bottom of the tank in the spring. I always brim the tank in winter and remove any any water from the bottom of the tank in spring. I have never got more than an egg cup full out.
  7. We have a trad stern with an extra wide hatch so two people can stand at the tiller end while cruising.. There is enough room to service the engine and gearbox easily enough, I still get engine room envy with some cruiser sterns boats. I haven't seen many cruiser stern boats where rain water hasn't got into the bilge. I'm not a fan of pram hoods, when on the move, up or folded they look unsightly but the dry space they afford when stationary during winter would be useful.
  8. Our vetus 2008 has 6500 on the clock. It doesn't smoke or use oil between it's 200 hour services. So 6000 is no problem as long as you say the servicing has been done.
  9. We have a Mastervolt combi , it went back to Holland for repair because the charger side had failed it took 8 weeks to get it back(their website states 10day turnaround). If they were separate I could of just replaced the charger easily myself and saved myself £400
  10. The Brushmate is a great bit of kit for keeping paint and varnish brushes from drying out. I have saved a fortune in white spirit since I've been using one.
  11. Looks like the OP could leave them roped as is and just lift them on the gunnel when cruising.
  12. That was quick, you have put my mind at rest that I wasn't overfilling. Thanks
  13. I measured the oil removed from my year old PRM 150 gearbox and it was 1/2 pint more than recommended. Is this extra to allow for the volume inside the pipes and cooler or do the dipstick marks allow for this.? Thanks for any advice
  14. Boats are moving through now.
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