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Murflynn

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  1. Be warned that passing miles and miles of grumpy (illegal??) liveaboards between Bradford and Bath will result in many slanging matches and threats unless you travel on tick-over the whole bloody way.
  2. did your basic edumakayshun include comprehension as part of English language classes? or did you only learn Scottish? p.s. I'm not in Yangon, Erzincan, Warri, Ajman, Bani Yas, Fier or Medinat Qaboos any more.
  3. surprising how many folk never check the secondhand market. a bit like using charity shops, except that in charity shops you often find treasures that you didn't even know you were looking for. my best buy was a Drizabone wax coat for £25 as good as new.
  4. I trust that the paper bin proponents are aware that our continental cousins use a little hose pipe or a bidet to rinse their botties and the paper is only used to pat their botties dry. They must be very confused when they first use a UK toilet where neither botty cleaning method is provided. I have visions of them trying to get their bums over the wash basin which would be a little embarrassing in a motorway service station. They consider UK toileting habits to be mediaeval.
  5. "original" ??? if it was built 100 years ago chances are that it was 5mm iron plate fixed with rivets which apparently is less prone to corrosion than modern heavy welded steel construction. I'm not sure if repairing an iron hull with welded steel is appropriate.
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  7. Bearing in mind that it is only moored up with a flimsy bit of old rope at the bow, it prob'ly just floated away after a skank or the weather set it free. nicely maintained boat by the way.
  8. definitely look for one with 2 terminals. those that don't are not particularly effective.
  9. how do you go about repainting a diamond shaped hole? I think the boat should be condemned - rust is like woodworm - once it starts you'll never get rid of it. suggestion - trade the boat in as part exchange for a big GRP Broads cruiser and avoid narrow canals. No need to check for osmosis - the hull won't fall apart, it'll just need less and less ballast over the years as the water improves the density of the lay-up. alternatively give up boating and have a couple of Hurtigruten holidays each year.
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  11. I would presume that a good installation would have the battery master switch (emergency isolation switch) in a readily accessible location which would not require lifting the engine bay cover.
  12. I once had a launch powered by a perfectly adequate Yanmar GM10 single cylinder watercooled. I sold the boat after 3 years and I vowed to never have an IC engine on another boat and have been relaxing to the purring of an electric outboard ever since. My latest is a lithium powered unit - totally standalone from my 12v bank. Lovely!!
  13. thank you for using a meaningful description of the work performed by the bloke wot visits the boat and installs bits and bobs, albeit probably in a highly competent manner. many folk use the word "engineer" to describe any bloke with an adjustable spanner or a pair of pliers in his pocket, from which so much confusion arises.
  14. 75mm2 is easy to write and should be clear enuff for most folks - even the super-pedants couldn't misinterpret that.
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  18. err .............. isn't that exactly what he proposed to do?
  19. err ........................ tongue in cheek ????
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