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Standedge

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  1. Indeed - quite logical now you explain it - thanks!
  2. And for the newbies amongst us, would you be able to briefly tell us why this is useful (genuine question, genuinely interested)? Thanks
  3. This indeed is a good point. I had only thought about situations when you are standing steering. Although @Jacsprat's point about only using it when required is also a way of using it..
  4. indeed, that is how I envisaged it working.
  5. I was having exactly the same thoughts for the same reasons (minus the dog - even he wouldn't save me). As @Tracy D'arth said you would likely need to use something with with a positive switch to parallel the regular engine stop switch. I wondered if something like this might work. https://www.asap-supplies.com/chromed-brass-ignition-cut-off-switch-744324 I know it is a very unlikely occurrence to fall off, but on the other hand, if you browse through the threads, plenty of folks are pointing out the relative 'frequency' of freak accidents that end in disaster.
  6. Wise advice JP and puts things in context. Along the way of my career I have been involved with the development of floating offshore oil production vessels (FPSOs) where a hull coating needs to last for 20 years. Getting an FPSO into dry dock is somewhat more of a rigmarole than pulling a narrowboat out, so the rationale is different. Though if you could get away with 20 years on a 'domestic' boat, that would be pretty awesome...although your average narrowboat probably has more scrapes in service than an offshore FPSO...
  7. Yes indeed - a change from reading the news with my morning cuppa 🙂
  8. Thanks PeterF. That’s encouraging. I will bring it up with Colecraft when I start making enquires with builders
  9. Hi there, Thanks for the information - which all makes sense. Wanting to the have a good-quality 2-pack coating on the hull is one of the significant considerations that I am making when thinking about builders for a sailaway. I am aiming at [what on the forums seems to be considered] a 'mid-range' builder: Tyler Wilson or Colecraft are both high on my potential builder list. One of the attractions of these builders is that they can apply a 2-pack from the get-go, as well as the generally good reputation overall on these forums. So, I was a bit crestfallen to read rustrynewberry's experience with his Colecraft. Meanwhile, Tyler Wilson seem to say on their website FAQs that their system of application, whilst admitting it is not quite as good as shotblasting, is plenty good enough. http://www.tylerwilsonboats.com/faqs BTW, I am certainly not (on my first post) trying to disagree with the comments in this thread. Instead I was wondering if people had thoughts about whether I should be crossing them off my list if they can't offer a top-notch 1st painting? Or am I getting too fussy? Thanks for any advice, I have been lurking on here for a while - an absolute goldmine of information whilst I leisurely plan out a fit out project. Cheers, Standedge
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