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IDS

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  1. Baseplate and sides to top rubbing strake.
  2. Debdale zinc sprayed our 1988 boat just over 5 years ago, the first boat they did with their new equipment, then applied 2 pack. We had an out of water hull survey done 2 years ago where the surveyor was very happy with the result 3 years on from spraying, all existing corrosion had been arrested and the zinc showed no sign of wear or de-laminating. (hammer tested) We had been considering another coat of 2 pack as we were 3 years on from what Debdale had done, but the surveyor said don't bother. May have another look next year sometime, but in the meantime we're very happy, and our hull should last a lot longer because of its treatment by Debdale.
  3. IDS

    Prop size

    Clean up the boss near the stern tube, you often find the prop dia and pitch stamped into the brass
  4. Hot water rises and sits at the top of the calorifier, so you don't need to heat the whole tank before hot water is available from the immersion.
  5. I've used a very old roll of flashband ( > 15 yrs I think) onto perforated steel sheet and it worked very well. Applied with the help of a heat gun to soften it and a wallpaper edge roller to settle it in. Try it on a small test area to see if it bonds.
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    water pump being weird

    Does it only do it at night? - if so it could be the hot water in the calorifier cooling and contracting reducing the pressure. If the pump only blips on for a very short period it would seem you don't have an accumulator (expansion vessel) fitted ( or if you do have one then it has failed). With an accumulator working correctly then the pump will act for longer but far less frequently, if at all, in these conditions
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    Problem with mono bloc taps

    Had exactly this problem with the Daughters tap, filter in the end of the spout blocked with crud. Needed to unscrew the the end of the spout to get at the filter. Problem is solved by throwing away the plastic filter, retain the wire gauze diffuser.
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    Wireless thermometer

    For the money try one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Mini-Indoor-outdoor-External-electronic-Body-aquarium-Room-thermometer-UK-/123052801572 it's wired but claims to go to 100C
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    PRM gearbox fixer - stoke?

    Have you checked there is nothing caught round the prop ?
  10. IDS

    Help, Battrery explosion

    Don't forget the humble Hydrometer. Cheap as chips, easy to use, and gives a good idea of the state of charge of a lead acid battery. A bit more tedious than just reading a meter, but you get to know your batteries well, cell by cell, if used regularly.
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    LED Light flashing ???

    If you have a reputable supplier they should exchange under guarantee if only 4 month old.
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    A good Single Malt?

    Our local store with an online shop has a comprehensive stock and tasting guides for each. His prices can be considered high by supermarket standards but it provides a good baseline for comparisons. If you are in the area they do tasting evenings - highly recommended ! "The Wee Dram"
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    Thornycroft 90 belts

    I used these people who provide all you need to know to identify belt type required, and calculate length. Also seemed cheap to me (£2.90 for 1 and £1.60 for the other) www.beltingonline.com
  14. IDS

    Mildew under mattress

    Dry mat stuff worked for us. Also drilled a few 30mm holes in the base board, ~ 18 inch spacing
  15. IDS

    Canal du Midi

    We did Homps to Castlenaudary a couple of years ago on a very leisurely trip with plenty of time in Carcassonne. We used LeBoat and an 8 berth plastic palace, which had plenty of room for 5 of us. A couple of bikes were useful. Fly to Carcassonne, taxi or bus to Homps, train from Castlenaudary back to Carcassonne. Local bus for transfers to/from Airport/Carcassonne. Very enjoyable.
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