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  1. jake_crew

    Protecting natural fibre rope fenders

    My local agricultural suppliers sell it - in 25L barrels. It helps to talk the talk and dress right when you go in there.
  2. Have you got a ring in the centre of the roof ? Useful for this requirement of yours as well as general boating.
  3. What species is this fella - not a Mallard to my untrained eye.
  4. Thanks for fixing that Alan. I also find youtube behaving rather oddly at present.
  5. jake_crew

    Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) or Acetone

    I'd be wary of using any strong solvent on modern paint. Even panel wipe might not suit white spirit based paints. Whatever you choose do a test spot first and wait 24 hrs to check no "pickling" has occurred.
  6. Here are some clips of the action at Stoke Bruerne Village at War 2018, including the BBMF Spitfire, narrowboats Bletchley and Sickle, and swing singers Lola Lamour, Betty Bluebird and May Blossom. I just love the vintage song, dance and dress code. https://www.youtube.com/edit?ar=1&o=U&video_id=R8TV3RKKiqA Arthur Jones (a 93 year old WW2 veteran) duetting with Lola Lamour. Thanks for letting us squeeze in at the last minute Leo !
  7. jake_crew

    150th Anniversary

    see here Mike. https://www.gardnermarine.com/the-early-history-of-l-gardner-sons/
  8. jake_crew

    scaffold board flooring

    Good for you using scaff boards. £1 per foot round my way. I burnt off the hairy bits, and then hired a belt sander to smooth them.
  9. jake_crew

    alvecote historic boat gathering

    Thanks for that Billybob. Our tug draws about the same. Perhaps its a bad year this year, hopefully ther'll be more water next year when we intend to go to Alvecote.
  10. jake_crew

    alvecote historic boat gathering

    Billybobbooth - what do you draw ?
  11. jake_crew

    Cost of Rubbing Strakes

    Aircraft are indeed widely bonded together, where weight saving is a priority. Many cars also have significant areas of adhesive bonding rather than welding, esp when dissimilar materials are used. In may cases the steel "safety cage" is welded steel, but other parts, incl suspension mounts & outer panels are aluminum bonded onto the steel. When newly applied, these adhesives are stronger than the metal they are stuck to. Rivets, bolts or other fasteners add significant weight and are not used much. The only but is the long term behaviour of these adhesives, esp during English wet and salty winters and also after what seem to be minor impacts.
  12. jake_crew

    Red Lion Cropredy

    I am told by locals that IS indeed the case ... they take as much in one week as the rest rest of the year.
  13. jake_crew

    Red Lion Cropredy

    Can anyone nearby pop in and find out what they have planned for the Fairport Fringe 9-11 August.
  14. jake_crew


    Saw several instances of this last week from Buckby to Blisworth. I too wondered if it was sewage or summat else.

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