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  1. Sure it can get wet from below but only under power and usually only reverse. So a few minutes here and there. But from the top it’s water sitting there 24/7 particularly this time of year. Can’t be a bad thing to cover it I say. I’ve had to already change the beating so would like to make its life as long a possible. Only cost a fiver....
  2. An update..... I found a CV boot that was the right size. Works well and looks neat.
  3. Thank you all. I thought there may have been something ready made. But your responses give me some ideas to make something up. Can see some inner tube being cut up....
  4. Hi all, I am looking for a rubber cover/grommet that I can slide over the tiller to keep the rain off the top bearing. I am thinking something like the rubber you used to see around car gear sticks. I thought it would be simple to find but after searching online I have struggled to really find anything suitable. I just keep coming across CV boots for cars. See photo below, this shows the exposed bearing. It needs to fit on the tiller and the part around the bearing will just overhang to cover the bearing - is will turn with the tiller. It isn't an issue if its designed for a smaller shaft as I can just cut to size hopefully. Hope that makes sense! Thanks
  5. I forgot my other question also... What would people recommend as a top coat? Are there good two pack paints out there that have a better drying time? Most want at least 8 days after final coat. For example International Interline, Jotun Tankguard, Hempadur etc.
  6. Hello all! I have a rusty integral steel freshwater tank that is in good need of a clean and paint. I plan to use Vactan to solve the rust issue. I have used Vactan in other places previously and found it very good at treating rust. The question is if a top coat is really required also? Vactan does say it is suitable for drinking water tanks and many say on here they have only used Vactan (no top coat) in their tanks without problems. Ideally I would like to top coat with a two pack solvent free epoxy. The only thing putting me off this is the long drying times epoxy needs before it's ready for use. It would put my tank out of service for a couple of weeks and being a live aboard, that is far from ideal. Has anyone used Vactan and can say its been fine and opened and inspected their tank after a couple of years to see what is it like with only Vactan applied?
  7. Hi everyone. I have a Vanette 4000/2 hob that I am looking for a replacement knob. It is green. Although I see this type of hob on many boats, spare parts seem less common unless I am missing something. Anyone know where you can get parts? I found a white knob but obviously doesn't match. See photo for what I am after....
  8. I'm thinking of going with the Jotamastic 87 now. I was put off by the drying times but going with the winter grade gets around that and it seems to be the name that comes up most often. Plus having the main feature of being surface tolerant makes it very appealing for our moist British days.... Would 20L be enough for 3 coats on a 60ft NB??
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  10. Hi all, I am looking for someone that can do upholstery and make curtains in Cheshire around the Macclesfield or Manchester area. I need to re-upholster my dinette seating and replace my curtains. Don't want to spend a fortune so needs to be competitively priced but do a good job. Looking for recommendations. Thanks!
  11. I can see I have opened an interesting discussion.... much more to this than just some paint! lol It seems there is no clear winner in which product to use! I was hoping for a majority of people to say - use xx product! But not so.... Last calls now for folk to name their favourite surface tolerant 2 pack Let see what we get!
  12. I will be going for a bright type colour. Due to limited access I wont be able to get the surface prepped 100% as I would like so I am looking at something than can tolerate a rusty surface. I probably really need an active rust converter primer that can handle immersion?
  13. I am looking at painting my engine room and bilges. These areas have been neglected by the previous owner, so there is plenty of rust. I am trying to decide which paints would be best. Currently I am just thinking to go with standard red oxide primer followed by a top coat of bilge paint such a Danboline or Teamac sold by Midland. The areas will be prone to moisture and condensation and the engine room has a wet bilge. Apart from being chemical and oil resistance it needs to be hard wearing.
  14. Opinions certainly vary. At the moment I am leaning towards Hempel Hempadur 45143. I read that it is also surface tolerant. The drying times for the Jotamastic 87 put me off. The Sherwin Williams could be an option but doesn't seem that common? And which one to use? I assume the Macropoxy M922? Not much info for it if surface tolerant and resists oil etc. Decisions to make but the 45143 is leading currently.....
  15. Hello all. I am sure this topic has already been discussed several times..... I am soon having my narrowboat shot blasted and plan to apply 2 pack. I have recently purchased the boat and it has been neglected and not blacked often. This means the hull, although structurally sound has suffered pitting which needs to be halted. Hence the reason for going down the 2 pack route. However which 2 pack to use?? There seems to be a minefield of choice....Hempel Hempadur 45143, Interzone 954, Intertuf 362 just to name a few..... I will be applying it myself and will want something suited to adhere well to a pitted hull and provide a good protection. I am happy (and probably prefer) to do a couple or more coats. Also would anyone have an idea of how many litres would be needed for a 60ft narrowboat hull?
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