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Captain Fizz

What have you fettled for the boat today?

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23 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

I have only fitted the non-sticky type. Despite the apparently simple "click" in the title, they do need tapping together once flat to complete the joint properly.  Not sure how well this works with sticky ones, or how you'd get this plank up without damaging it, but then the others are meant to float to allow for expansion which plastic can tend to do rather a lot. As I'm considering these on the boat, I'd be interested to hear how you get on with the sticky ones as I'm not closed minded to them if they work in the narrower width of the boaty application. 

So far so good, in my case the dark brown undersurface tends to show through the edges, sort of inevitable if not laid on perfect level screed., I have gone for a rustic look, https://www.diy.com/departments/goodhome-poprock-multi-blue-wood-effect-self-adhesive-vinyl-plank-0-97m-pack/3663602563433_BQ.prd 

so not too worried, I may use this  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laminate-floor-Silicone-Bond-it-Filler-for-Timber-floor-Oak-Dark-Oak-pine-Teak/253032105819?hash=item3ae9e3875b:m:mNGgVYxlN505kSF_JzLxb4g if there are problems [gaps]

I am not the best in the world at DIY, but I always get better with practice.

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1 minute ago, Tom Morgan said:

Nothing too demanding - fitted an engine-stop switch.

 

See, this is why they always say one job makes another....

 

If you hadn't bothered with an engine start switch, you wouldn't have needed to do this at all!  ;)

 

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Cut a piece of foam to size for the top bunk (2ft by 2M) of my newly made bunk beds. (Bottom bunk is 2ft 6in by 2M.)  Made a cover for it - my first use of a sewing machine, my own, a cheapy bought from John Lewis.  At least with wood and metal the dimensions of what you're working with are static, with material they change just by looking at them.  The top bunk folds down to act as the back of a sofa.  Not tried it yet with the covered cushions/mattresses in place.

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On 12/01/2020 at 17:33, W+T said:

Got it delivered, Pumped last dregs out and Cleaned it out :) AND started on removing the engine :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkoRH7enlgo&t=1s

 

Just watched your YouTube vid.  Those straps were at a fair angle.  Could I suggest that when the boats finished and gets lifted back out, you ask the operator to use check ropes? A simple line run from the slings to a cleat forward and aft would do the job.  I use a crane to lift boats in and out and although a spreader frame is used and the slings almost vertical, we still use check ropes on vee hulled fibreglass boats.

Good luck with the refurbishment.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, NB Esk said:

 

Just watched your YouTube vid.  Those straps were at a fair angle.  Could I suggest that when the boats finished and gets lifted back out, you ask the operator to use check ropes? A simple line run from the slings to a cleat forward and aft would do the job.  I use a crane to lift boats in and out and although a spreader frame is used and the slings almost vertical, we still use check ropes on vee hulled fibreglass boats.

Good luck with the refurbishment.

 

 

I will do ;) they company i used have never lifted boats before, so maybe the thing they missed but in all the boats i have had lifted have never used them.  

What are they used for ? i cant see any diagrams on goolge for there use.

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8 minutes ago, W+T said:

I will do ;) they company i used have never lifted boats before, so maybe the thing they missed but in all the boats i have had lifted have never used them.  

What are they used for ? i cant see any diagrams on goolge for there use.

 

It's just that the angle of the slings was a little on the keen side.  Under loading the slings would want to try to move towards each other, okay they didn't and all was good but you can see what would have happened if one had slipped.  Visualise a line running from each sling, one forward and one aft, now the slings can't slip towards each other.

Hope this helps.

 

 

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