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Moley

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About Moley

  • Birthday 02/26/1958

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    Male
  • Location
    Staffs and Worcs.
  • Interests
    Glenlivet, Macallan, Highland Park, Talisker and other fine hydrocarbons. Winemaking and home brewing. Peace and quiet and England's green and pleasant land. All in all, ideal qualifications for a Canalcoholic.

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  • Occupation
    Graphic Designer
  • Boat Name
    Talpidae
  • Boat Location
    Kidderminster

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  7. I was told, at a speed awareness course after being nicked for doing 38 in a 30 zone, that the lowest speed limit which was legally enforceable was 20 mph. Is this why he got a ticking off but not a ticket?
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  10. Moley

    NB 'Talpidae'

    Thanks folks, and especially to Keith for the link. Damn, that's a shame, so it's back to being floor mounted under the bed. Peter, carpets front and back and vinyl in the middle might have the occasional tack where necessary but aren't fully fixed and can be easily lifted. Previously, carpets were nailed every six inches and ceramic tiles were glued down in the galley and bathroom. That was a real PITA as I had used a very good tile adhesive and they had to be smashed off in tiny pieces with a hammer and chisel. All flooring panels can be lifted after removing one or two stainless M6 bolt
  11. Moley

    NB 'Talpidae'

    Re-refit is coming along quite nicely, and further to another topic where I asked about a product called Ecosheet (link), I've even got rid of the 'temporary' OSB cruiser deck (which has been down for about the last 3 years). This stuff is 100% recycled and 100% waterproof. It doesn't seem to get slippy when wet and although there's a bit of bounce to it, one cross brace under the largest panel seems to be more than adequate. I will be very interested to see how this stuff stands the test of time. Inside, mostly new flooring has been laid. It has been cut back so that it doesn't meet the
  12. Moley

    NB 'Talpidae'

    Sorry Tony, I saw your PM on this question but couldn't reply at the time .... and then forgot Yes, I would still recommend Vactan plus one or two coats of some kind of paint, but with perfect 20:20 hindsight I would ensure that there was some ventilation going on below the flooring. That is precisely what I've done this time around, except that I've used red oxide instead of the bitumen coating I applied before. I will try to get around to updating this build blog shortly.
  13. Your post seems to imply that Stourbridge dry dock doesn't ? Other than that, there's a dry dock at Stourport, phone Limekiln chandlers to enquire about that, or try Ashwood Marina for a crane-out, I'll PM a contact number. Ashwood definitely allows DIY and I'm pretty sure Stourport do too.
  14. That tutorial has a life of its own now, over 30k hits so far and has introduced many people to home wine making. My favoutrite is white grape with a mix of orange and pineapple, or I use red grape and cranberry to make a pleasant vino pinko.
  15. Thanks folks, I don't even begin to understand "flexural modulus" but that was my only slight concern with the product, it does seem to be a bit "more pliable than plywood". However, I have previously used phenolic ply for deck boards and although I initially treated the cut edges I didn't keep up any regular re-treatment, and when the water started getting in to the boards they deteriorated and needed replacing after about 5 years. The 'temporary' replacement was cut from 18mm OSB board which now soaks up water like a sponge and looks absolutely dreadful. It does get hidden under an inter
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