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Bobbybass

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Bobbybass last won the day on March 20 2014

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  • Birthday 07/17/1956

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    Seaford, East Sussex.
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    Boeing 737 flying, Canals. Sunshine, Warmth, Cats, Wildlife ,Boats, Suzi Perry, Spanners,Pretty ladies, Warm fuzzy feelings you get from brandy !!..warm fuzzy feelings you get from brandy when thinking about Suzi Perry...

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  • Occupation
    Retired dosser
  • Boat Name
    Miss T Morning
  • Boat Location
    Newbery

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  1. I can't be definitive about this but : last year I did a Thames run for two months. Towards the end I was getting horrible acid indigestion and reflux. It got worse and I was chewing my way through boxes of Rennies. When I left the boat the problem carried on until one night I was ambulanced to hospital with a bleeding ulcer. I stayed there for a week while it settled and tests concluded I was suffering from helicobacter pylori...a nasty but common infection often caught from contaminated water. It is the most common cause of ulcers. As I said....not definitive...but timing wise I have my suspicions. 🤔
  2. My thoughts exactly... You don't want your engine compartment filling with carbon-me-backside. I'd put my hand over the outlet...and blow...and make sure it's sealed...
  3. Silly I know ....but : it says charging and AC available.... I've got a manual landline switch over i left my battery charger in circuit when i was not on the landline....and turning the Inverter on...starter charging the batteries. Trouble was...I was charging them from themselves...so it read 14.2 volts....but they were dying !.
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  6. When I leave my boat for a period of time...with only solar....I link both battery banks with some jump leads.
  7. I would have thought that running thrusters continually while in a lock...some being very slow....the batteries would be out before the boat 😄
  8. I had this with my pump out pipes and also the vent pipe that never got touched by anything. I argued with Leesan that the dry vent pipe had gone porous and stank with a strange sweet odour...they said it couldn't. I cut a six inch section and posted it to them to smell.. They never replied.
  9. What you have to bear in mind about Vactan is that it's a rust converter. It converts the rust into a surface suitable for painting over. If you paint it over bare shiny metal it has no grip and will just form a skin which will flake off. I've used it really successfully in the past by applying over rust...then lightly wire brushing the treated area before painting. I don't use it on non-rusty bare metal. That needs an acid primer. Bob
  10. I have these...but I'm going to remove them when I do a repaint. They're not for me...
  11. I liked mine.......but had a second satellite tuner...... for when I couldn't get onto Astra for Sky. Used to tune Atlantasat.....Eutelsat and six other satellites.... I once watched the Eurovision song contest in Albanian. ! How sad was that !!!!
  12. I had oil in the coolant on my Beta 43. In my case the cooling for the PRM160 gearbox fluid (oil)..went into a brass tank which was inside the top coolant tank on the engine...a common situation. What happens is that your engine coolant tank is only half full and thus there is a ',tide line' on the brass gearbox coolant tank. Over time..it corrodes along that line. My engineer did source another tank. On more recent models..you can blank that off and have external cooling.
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  14. Easy water level gauge. If it goes up my nose....it's full. ??
  15. There's a very low level fuse (1 amp) up near the on off switch. I should check that..
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