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  1. Hello, I'm current moored up in a marina and the boat will be kept here for the rest of the winter. It's fairly windy and I've just noticed my rope fenders are rubbing against the side of my boat and causing paint damage, so I'm hoping for advice please! - any pro tips from you experienced boaters on tying onto a pontoon to avoid damage? Keep the ropes a bit lose or tighten them? - I use rope fenders, should I get some little rubber ones? - how should I best care for the exposed metal where the paint damage has occurred? It's a good few inches above the waterline so maybe I can just move the fenders and repaint? If anyone knows any existing forums on this topic I'd appreciate a link to that too! Many thanks, Bex
  2. A couple of weeks ago I stocked up with half a dozen sacks of Excel, stuck them on the roof, as I had done in the past, and was surprised to find when I took one down that there was a patch where the top coat of paint had been stripped off. (Wrinkled and softened) Plenty of people seem to store coal on the roof, presumably without problems. It's Rylard enamel paint. What causes this, and is there any way of stopping it?
  3. Hi all - I’ve never contributed to a discussion here but I’ve always found this forum really informative. Apologies if the question below appears in another thread, but I couldn’t find it anywhere! Any help would be much appreciated! We’re looking at buying a Springer stern cruiser, but are concerned about the quality of the steel. We’ve put in a deposit but want to have a survey before completing the buy. We’re concerned that if we lift it out of the water for a survey it won’t survive (ie it might be so thin already it gets damaged while taking it out). so the question: if the boat is damaged while taking it out of the water, who is liable to pay? Us, the current owners, or the surveyors?
  4. I was attaching the risers to my boat today and I noticed some damage to my rudder, the top part with the rudder eye in it that stops the rudder from going too far either way was bent over at 90 degrees and the rudder was able to move freely under the counter. The bend looked decidedly cracked and indeed when I tried to bend it back the top part came off in my hand with virtually no force at all. I didn't notice anything when I was moving the boat yesterday but my best guess it that the boat moved too far back while locking down and the rudder was pushed hard against the cill. When I first bought the boat the same part of the rudder was bent over but to nowhere near as large a degree, I straightened it out by putting a bar through the rudder eye and bending it back by hand. My questions at this point are many: How serious is this? I assume that the rudder being able to swing round means that it can make contact with the prop but how likely is this to happen? Is there some sort of makeshift solution to stop this? Will this be an expensive repair? Do I need a new rudder? (the boat has only just been blacked and I wasn't planning on having her out of the water for a few years) Is this the sort of thing I might be able to claim on my insurance? Obviously I don't want my premium to go up but I'm mega skint at the moment, I really can't afford any kind of repairs. Any help appreciated.
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