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  1. dccruiser

    Johnstone’s Garage Floor Paint

    I painted my entire boat in Johnstone metal paints with excellent results couldnt be happier with their paints, just did another boats engine bay with their zinc phosphate primer and a few top coats of grey metal paint and it looks great Rick
  2. dccruiser

    Painting a modern steel boat

    I recently painted mine with Johnstones metal paints with good results, but I did take the boat back to bare metal, put on 3 primer coats , 4 undercoats and 3 top coats Rick
  3. I single hand and always take a long centre rope, use the lock ladders, leave the boat in neutral and use one of the bollards to keep the boat away from the gates when going either up or down and as the boat rises or falls I either tighten or loosen the rope as necessary to hold the boat from contacting the gates and away from the cill line (60' n/b) ... the worst locks i find to hold the boat from the "firing forward on filling syndrome" are those on the T&M. Doing this also gives more control over the boat drifting forward when going up in a lock with badly leaking gates, another thing i do when going up in a single lock is put the boat in gear once the top gate is open and as it passes me knock it into reverse so as i close the top gate the boat comes back to me. Rick
  4. dccruiser

    What is the best torch to have on a boat

    you can but i have had a couple of them and the LED's have failed in a very short time, i bought one in the maplins closing down sale reduced from 12.95 to to 5 quid and so far it has been excellent Rick
  5. dccruiser

    What is the best torch to have on a boat

    I have a Korean police night stick, which also houses an led torch so can be carried without being classed as an offensive weapon, but is essentially a heavy truncheon with a leather wrist strap. along with various maglites and more recently an LED Lenser torch which as you say are excellent. Rick
  6. dccruiser

    Mooring in Marina unlicenced

    I moored at sawley for several years and trust me they are on your case the minute your license is close and your b.s.c. and insurance for that matter Rick
  7. dccruiser

    Mooring in Marina unlicenced

    Shardlow doesnt require a license Rick
  8. dccruiser

    What price tradition

    Traditions change Phil ... as you may or may not know i spent most of my adult life in the Paras both in the ranks and as an officer ..... the Navy bought back the rule of sailors being able to grow a full set back in the seventies the last time beards had a resurgence of popularity and please correct me if i am wrong the Navy are also subject to NBC training .... as another example of changes in tradition, between 1860 and 1916 it was part of the Army uniform to grow a moustache and anyone who didnt have a medical reason for not doing so could be charged! ... Coming back to your post, the very fact the chap in question chose to sign up to serve this country deserves the respect for his religious beliefs and practices to be equally respected, just as serving muslim soldiers prayer times are accommodated. Personally I think the guy looks smart and even if someone was ridiculous and disrespectful enough to design a turban covering bearskin the guy would still stand out being on parade with a beard ... so what next? a flesh coloured beard cover ... and moving on from there what would the next step be? ... anyone who has different coloured skin having to wear make up? ... sorry but the whole post coming from someone with total respect for the forces is to say the least distasteful and I am sorry to say this has a racist undertone ... I know thats not the way you meant it , but with the greatest respect you really should have considered that it could be taken this way .... Oh as a footnote the Army are currently reconsidering the question of beards and have already allowed the growth of both beards and stubble in places such as Afghan as the locals see beards as sign of authority and It has always been widely encouraged whilst working in active zones collecting intel etc. ... Rick
  9. dccruiser

    Cruiser style boat

    The trentcrafts have a sliding canopy with remote steering in the front cabin, the nauticus is a very well made boat, the hull moulds were used to make the earlier vikings ... the other well made and vastly popular cruisers are the dawncrafts , which can be bought for very reasonable money. Rick
  10. dccruiser

    Cruiser style boat

    Its the side you pass other boats on .... port to port, so particularly on a narrow section you know if you have space to pass an oncoming boat ... used to be a sailing thing to avoid collisions ... red to red go straight ahead
  11. dccruiser

    Yorkshire pudding tin question.

    Absolutely! as the point when the oil smokes is the indicator that the oven and pan are hot enough to put the mixture in and it gives them the initial rise Rick
  12. I agree its a strong possibility ... if it happens i would take the fuel filler cap off ... you will probably hear it suck as you release the pressure .... and it should then run as normal, easy check just to rule it out. Rick
  13. dccruiser

    Hallmark 70ft is a maybe

    I remember dave Clarke being somewhere in Notts ... boats he built/fitted used to come up for sale regularly at Sawley which seems to make sense. Rick
  14. dccruiser

    Paloma water heater leaking from bottom

    Doubtful you will find a spare from anywhere
  15. dccruiser

    Paloma water heater leaking from bottom

    Its really clear to see ... just needs stripping and both faces cleaning then a new gasket making out of gasket paper or a hight temperature instant gasket to make the joint ... as i said if you get stuck i am not too far away Rick

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