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Boater Sam

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Boater Sam last won the day on February 26

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    as little as possible
  • Boat Name
    Afta IV
  • Boat Location
    N West

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  1. 3 times this evening I have received the following email. ##Hi Boater Sam, We have detected 3 failed log in attempts to your account from London, England, EC2V, United Kingdom. If this wasn't you, someone else may be trying to access your account. These log in attempts were unsuccessful. You may however want to change your password for greater security, especially if you use the same password on other websites. If this was you, you can safely ignore this email and you will be able to sign in again at 05/19/19 20:45. ## As I have changed the password 3 times, and they are still trying to hack my account I am going to close my account now. Any posts after this time are not mine! Bye all. Sam.
  2. Arrogant till the end. I love know-it-alls, they always fail in the end. You have been on ignore ever since you came back but on a matter as serious as your bad advice concerning gas safety I check up on you for the benefit of the OP. I used to love seeing fitters with your attitude being prosecuted for breach of regulations, grind on Mike but please don't cause someone to have a disaster.
  3. Really? I was a Corgi committee senior member for many years, inspecting and reporting on work from folk like yourself. Perhaps you were being humorous, Otherwise you would seem to be very insulting Mike and surely that is not your style? Mike does arrogance and bluster so well does he not? Its not the manometer that lies, its the incorrect use by the conceited operator that makes the errors. Shame he can't do humility and hence to learn something, mainly that he is not the world's authority on anything in particular. It was so much better when he was off in a huff......
  4. Really? I was a Corgi committee senior member for many years, inspecting and reporting on work from folk like yourself. Perhaps you were being humorous, Otherwise you would seem to be very insulting Mike and surely that is not your style?
  5. To be absolutely sure, do a manometer drop test on the test nipple, that cannot tell lies . The old ways are best. What are you using as test fluid? Never liked these new fangled bubble blowers, I refuse to have one, not full time on the boat. I had a persistent minute leak for 2 years, finally traced it to the shut off valve for the cooker, it must of had a leak from new. Regreasing it cured it. We had troubles with cooker cleaning firms washing the grease out of the taps with solvent when they stripped cleaned.
  6. You can grind them flat across with water and fine grinding paste on a surface plate or a sheet of glass. Getting a polish back on the edge is the tricky bit, toothpaste or jewellers' works but slowly.
  7. Bodge it now and then have to bodge it again when you need a replacement, its not the best way.
  8. No, not a scam or hoax, I made some of the gear that is still on the moon. Might be able to visit it again soon!
  9. A miserable afternoon on the roof, but it was sunny. Finally got a good day to change the second Houdini hatch over. After 30 years the sealing on the glass had failed on both the 50cm x 50cm hatches. The first one was replaced last year now it was the turn of the shower room one. Removed the old one without too much trouble, sixteen 5mm nuts and bolts hidden inside by the lining came out fairly easily, thankfully they were stainless steel. New hatch is fractionally larger, same with the other one, so angle grinder and make a mess. Then I discovered that none of the 16 holes lined up with the holes in the steel work! Had a few out of line last year but this one is ridiculous, some well out of line I could redrill the steel for but most were just half a hole wrong. Why could they not drill all the holes in the frame on a jig so that they are all the same? 4 hours drilling, filing and tapping ensued, broke my 60 year old tap wrench too, the ally casting gave out. Got cramp on the roof, very painful. With the larger holes to cover I used 6mm stainless dome head allen screws. But its done and last night's rain stayed outside, hurray!
  10. All the flanged bearings I have seen recently are metric, 6mm 1.25mm pitch. How old is this bearing? We went metric in the 1970s. In small sizes Whitworth are a similar pitch to metric but a different thread form.
  11. Have you been back to where you left her? My friend had a cat wander off at the flashes, they looked for hours and eventually gave up and went home. Six weeks later they were sailing past the flashes again and the cat was sat on the towpath waiting for them! Thinner and wiser.
  12. Known as a babby I believe.
  13. Neither can I. You could phone R&D and ask if its the correct number or whether they have updated the plate for your combination of engine and gearbox. For instance, for BMCs there is a 2 stage and a 3 stage plate, both fit and work but the 3 stage is a softer take up.
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