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ronnietucker

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About ronnietucker

  • Birthday 08/24/1971

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    Male
  • Location
    Glasgow
  • Interests
    Linux, art and boats. In that order. :)

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  • Boat Location
    Bowling Basin

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    http://ronnietucker.co.uk

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  1. Any idea what this stuff is? I'd like to replace it. It's 10mm wide and inside the runner of my window frames. It's where the window glass touches the side of the window frame. I think it's to act as a buffer to stop the glass actually hitting the metal window frame.
  2. I'm just curious about the science behind this oddity. In my little Dawncraft 22 (see diagram in my signature) I have a little rechargeable DAB radio (it's standalone and not plugged in when used). If I plug something into a USB port, or turn on a light, the radio cuts out. The other day I used a little fan with a battery bank and the radio still cut out! I thought maybe using the boat USB/lights would block the signal to the radio (cage type thing?) but why did it happen with a battery bank? Even with a different type of DAB radio it still happens. Answers on a postcard or sealed down envelope to the usual address...
  3. I have a DC22 and it came with a Suzuki DF15 outboard motor.
  4. Filmed using an endoscope. Watch to the end for some fishies! https://photos.app.goo.gl/gtesB53aMoY9Ue6j9 Bonus (nosey) fishie footage https://photos.app.goo.gl/C9Np98EaHiGPfGTp6
  5. My Dawncraft 22 has two 10L (removable) petrol tanks under the rear seat. They're not bolted down or anything, but still passed the BSS no problem. Maybe someone had left a vent on the container open? That would give a whiff of petrol on lifting the lid.
  6. I don't suppose there are any online courses geared towards (preferably petrol) outboard motors? I have a Suzuki 15HP that I know very little about. Or even good books on the subject?
  7. Oh, the mooring in that video was definitely off. At first, I ended up parallel to the mooring, but about 2ft away. Got it much better in my (not on video) second try.
  8. I think in my case it was because I gave a skoosh of forward to turn, but didn't give another skoosh to finish the turn. So I got half way then probably the wind blew me back around.
  9. I was planning on doing something this coming week, but after this wee shot up and down I realised that I'm NOT experienced enough for it. I'd be going solo. I'll spend the coming week on the boat and getting more practice (sun willing). But I definitely want to plan a wee jaunt up to Southpark Marina as a test.
  10. This was my first time going up the F&C canal a wee bit. I was still trying to get the hang of controlling the boat. I turned to go right, but then the boat decided it wanted to go left, but changed its mind and went right. A bit of a faff, but I got there in the end. I've since been up and down there again (solo no-less!) and getting the hang of it now.
  11. Done from a photo since it was chucking it down outside.
  12. Only just. If I was about 4" taller I'd be crouching. I have several of those little mini life rings decorating the boat. I can do one from a photo if you like. Free for you guys as you've all helped me so much in the past.
  13. The thing in the corner? That's a diesel heater.
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