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  1. Yes, I buy my first quick car in ages and have to travel slower than ever just to be able to avoid the potholes! I caught one on the M40 (never used to get potholes on motorways until a couple of years ago) and I thought I had done some serious damage from the bang it made, luckily there was no dame at all, just noise. They are the ones that look like rubber bands stretched around the wheel...
  2. Well my new (to me) car has 35 % profile tyres and stiff suspension, so may as well have cart wheels. They would certainly be cheaper to replace when damaged by potholes...
  3. Or longer in the winter unless you like cycling in complete darkness...
  4. Plenty of cars (the majority?) still on the road using incandescent light bulbs in their headlights.
  5. I don't understand the logic for LED tunnel lights. It can't be energy savibg, as (with the possible exception of the Dudley Tunnel) the engine will.berunning, and so the alternator will be providing the energy, and it can't be the brightness, as bright lights don't illuminated the tunnel roof any better than less bright ones.
  6. Mine is the same and it makes access very easy The boat came with a "Prop Protector" (a small circular saw mounted on the shaft immediately behind the prop). Initially I thought this was a gimmick but I've only had to go down the weedhatch twice in 10 years. Once when the engine laboured and I lost steering but by the time I had stopped and gone down the weedhatch the prop was clear and once when I see picked up someone's discarded cratch cover which stopped the engine dead and required manual removal.
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    Probably not very. Anodes only protect a limited area around them. Something like 2 metres either side. By cabling them to the hull the protective area will centre on the bolt securing the steel cable to the hull, not around the anode, so the protected are may well be above the water line.
  8. "Cruising" and "fast"? 😂🤣😂🤣
  9. Last time you came past it took you over 10 minutes to pass! Mind you we did have a good natter 😂
  10. I used to but so many boats pass going too fast these days that I can no longer remember all the boat names... 🤣
  11. Sadly slowing down past moored boats seems to be a thing of the past...
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  13. I think they must all be on the Coventry. Six boats have passed my mooring in the last few minutes.
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  15. My boat was 2 packed over Zinga from new. It lasted 12 years before needing repairing and recoating. No signs of rust where the steel had been exposed. However the subsequent coats of 2 pack began to come off after 4 years because the original 2 pack hadn't been abraded enough, leaving me with no option but to grit blast back to bare steel and start again.
  16. Mine's like that, with the edge of the hatch trapped under the stern doors when the stern doors are locked to prevent unauthorised access.
  17. I find the older I get the further back in time recent events become...🤣
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  19. A big war would do it. Or a worldwide limit on numbers if children for a generation or two. Or perhaps a "Logan's Run" type solution, if euthanasia at 30... Short term (in relative terms) pain for long term future gain.
  20. The answer is to reduce the human population of the planet. It is us humans who are responsible for the excess CO2 and pollution as well.s pet ownership. Always best (if somewhat unpopular) to address the root cause of you want to solve a problem.
  21. Well it's not a stoat. They are stoatally different.
  22. I suspect the yard that blacked the boat then used the apprentice to abrade it and he just wasn't strong/heavy enough. As it only began to visibly fail on the waterline well after the 12 month guarantee had lapsed there wasn't much I could do about it. The anode only protects a limited range. A distance of about 2 metres either side of it IIRC. Not sure if they work around 90 degree bends.
  23. My boat was blacked with International 2 pack from new. It lasted 12 years. I had it blacked with the same again. This time it lasted 4 years because it wasn't abraded enough. The blacking had not adhered in some places. It has been abraded with a wire brush in an angle grinder. The only solution was to grit blast and re-black at great expense.
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