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rustydiver

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About rustydiver

  • Birthday 03/23/1970

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    Male
  • Location
    bridgwater

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  • Boat Name
    Riverdancer
  • Boat Location
    Saul

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  1. I was quite simple to apply. Gave the boat a good wash first, left to dry the I found using a paint brush to apply was easier and it went further a 1 Ltr tin did all of my boat which is 58ft. It says leave for up to 20 minutes, I found it set like glue and the cloth was sticking to it so did 5 to 10 mins depending on the weather, wiped off, it still left a sticky residue on it that dried after a while like a varnish coat. Now this patch I did about 6 weeks ago as a test and when I done all of the boat it was still fine. The small circle bit above the d was a carnauba wax, which disappeared after a week. I will be interested in how it fares over the months. I will report back. But the paint now when you rub against it don't turn you green of when you wash it, it dont turn the water green. I know I am probably delaying the fact it needs a repaint but at the moment £20 a tin to keep it looking better or 10k plus for a paint job. I will takes my chances even if i have to redo it before the winter.
  2. My boat is in need of a repaint, paint is badly oxidised. So I tried out some owaltrol polytol paint renovator before i forked out loads of money on a repaint. It seemed to have worked, for how long? we will see. I've put the repaint of for a while now . Before After
  3. I need to replace a few of my window seals, the fluffy type ones that sit inside the frame and the glass presses against it and the rubber bits at the bottom. My windows are the type with 2 pull pins and they just hang open a bit. Is this the right type, http://www.wesleywindows.co.uk/store/window-spare-parts/flock-furry-seal.html any other companies out there doing them, I've looked and can't see. Still looking for the rubber bits Thanks.
  4. I fitted one of these a few years ago. https://seamarknunn.com/acatalog/Emergency-Safety-Ladder-1.3m-Recovery-Ladder-MMS3636.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA4bzSBRDOARIsAHJ1UO7kzRiQNTfMa0PkDWgj5qoA5P6EqBj4KjttZ7-neuW3Y8qV-G7MyKgaAjsQEALw_wcB I added an old diving ankle weight under the bottom step to help it fall better. Ive jumped overboard and tried it out a few times when I fitted it to see how easy it is to deploy.
  5. Thanks for that. Will replice it with another Jabsco pump. The pump is still going, I need a 12v pump at home for a project so going to put a new one on the boat and the old one at home.
  6. Im looking to replace my freshwater pump on the boat at the moment I have a Jabsco 31395-0292 fitted before I replace it are there other manufacturers I should look at? The pump has been on the boat since new 2002/3. https://www.foxschandlery.com/jabsco-par-max-2-9-pressure-pump-31395-0292-12v and a new filter https://www.foxschandlery.com/jabsco-pumpguard-fine-mesh-inlet-strainer-46400-0012?gclid=CjwKCAiAqaTjBRAdEiwAOdx9xko5f5k16O3q40eFGkIhUKOiKiWHyVvMaDm5g33vedd19BWWNP6lqRoCsR0QAvD_BwE This is what I have at the moment, are the items above OK just want to double check. Many Thanks
  7. Our valve is under the bed where the hot water tank it. It will only shut off the radiators except the bathroom one like yours.
  8. We have one of the Aldi slimline boiler with a inverter tap/ valve and just use the clarifier for hot water summer and both winter time. It would be good to have a 3 way valve so in the winter when we pop up for the day we can have just the heating on and no hot water. so 1. hot water and heating 2. hot water only and 3. heating only. In winter when we stay on the boat if we have the heating running 24/7 and cooking a gas bottles last about 4 or 5 days.
  9. Hummm adds a whole new meaning after reading this, Put another log on the fire. 🤣 Paper and a macerator is ok in small amounts but when you forget to tell the children that you can be picking it out for ages.
  10. Has anybody had their boat repainted here? Are there problems? Im looking to get my boat repainted next year sometime and this is one of my local yards.
  11. Its got to the stage where my boat ned a repaint, the existing paint has oxidised quite badly. Ive got a few quotes to repaint my boat from local boatyards, Gloucester area. Are there any recommendations for painters further up Tewkesbury area. One quote has been to take back to bare metal, windows out and spray with a 2 pack spray. Is 2 Pack Spray getting common on boats compare with traditional painting methods? I expect there will be loads of questions I will ask.
  12. I get my oil 25ltrs a go and filters from euro car parts, usually wait for a discount code get it even more cheaper.
  13. Im brave and very stupid. I will never learn. Plus she don't read stuff on here. I couldn't cope if she hasn't been fed for a few days. Bear and sore head springs to mind.
  14. No matter what you put on it if they want to get in they will, putting a brick or something through the window. I have a rottweiler that stays on the boat when im on it. God help anyone if they get in when the wife is there
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