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Troyboy last won the day on July 17 2015

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    Titchmarsh, River Nene

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  1. I've always used Vactan no need to wash off after use and easy to paint over .
  2. Had the bottom plate on Madeline been blacked ?
  3. I'm from the black the base plate camp and apply blacking every two years to my boat . In this case I suspect it is relevant that the microbes haven't attacked the sides because they were blacked . I also believe that the reason most people do not black the base plate is because it is a pig of a job crawling underneath and many dry docks do not lift the boat high enough to be able to get underneath . Having said that a 10mm base plate will take a while to be 'eaten through'. In the pictures that Cheshire Rose has added it looks as if the microbes have crawled under the rubbing strake . That again highlights best practice of having the underside of the rubbing strake continuously welded. In the past those from the no need to black the base plate camp have claimed lack of oxygen underwater as the reason blacking is unnecessary ,I wonder what they will say knowing these microbes thrive without light and oxygen.
  4. Wire brush any rusty areas after the pressure washing and then coat with Vactan prior to blacking.
  5. I remember relining lorry brake shoes in the 60's . An upturned inlet or exhaust valve in the vice to rest the rivet against and a smallish hammer to flare the rivet over. I also remember blowing the brake dust out without wearing a face mask nobody seemed to bother about asbestos dust in those days.
  6. Not even when you run out of fuel ???
  7. Good advert for the strength of Kinver Canopies.
  8. Plenty of well off people on this Forum many own multiple boats and houses.
  9. The EA also name and shame giving out offenders names and addresses in press releases for local newspapers to publish .
  10. You will have no problem turning round a 43 foot boat on most stretches of the the River Nene . If planning any 'wild mooring ' then a gang plank is handy as often shallow against the bank that also applies to some Friends of the River Nene sites. The Nene is a lovely river I'm sure you will enjoy your visit .
  11. They are called 'E' retaining clips that is the name on the Spafax box that I have got.
  12. I've got bolt on anodes on my boat which was built by Peter Nichols in 1981 . It is a simple task to unbolt them every two years when I black the hull and then bolt them back on again . The front ones have what can best be described as a metal fairing welded on to protect the anodes from damage . I've owned the boat 32 years and had no problems.
  13. In the old days you would have had that in a polythene bag with an exhibit label on it I'm sure
  14. It is times like this when you find out how good your insurance company are .
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