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Yesterday, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Clinker

Another different hull from Europe - never seen...

Another different hull from Europe - never seen one but supposedly works very well - certainly an usual design: https://rafnar.is/pages/about-the-ok-hull
01-15-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,534
Posted By Clinker

Which is of course why an effective means of...

Which is of course why an effective means of calling for help kept on your person is as essential as a PFD worn at all times - even if you're not boating alone, you can't be sure the other crew...
01-15-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Clinker

From what I've seen of packaged 'anchoring kits'...

From what I've seen of packaged 'anchoring kits' they're hopelessly inadequate anyway - about a third of the chain length really needed (should be a minimum of a boat length) and way too short on...
01-15-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,534
Posted By Clinker

It's a huge percentage - I can't remember...

It's a huge percentage - I can't remember exactly, but in the order of 90% - of drownings that occur within 30 ft of safe refuge - people who can swim just don't appreciate the dangers of ending up...
01-15-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Clinker

I'd reckon on tearing out all the wiring and...

I'd reckon on tearing out all the wiring and starting again from scratch - probably quicker than tracing and eliminating someone else's bodges and also a much more reliable end result. Just be...
01-10-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,374
Posted By Clinker

The lender as with any lender on anything simply...

The lender as with any lender on anything simply wants to be sure that their property is kept well enough to keep enough value in order to recover their money in case they need to repossess it. A...
01-09-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By Clinker

If OPs would at least have the courtesy to come...

If OPs would at least have the courtesy to come back and update with a conclusion it would stop a lot of old threads being inadvertently and irrelevantly resurrected.
01-09-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,660
Posted By Clinker

Take a look at any Marina in Europe where I/Os...

Take a look at any Marina in Europe where I/Os are very popular because diesel engines rule the roost where the savings potential is huge - in the 22-40ft range the vast majority of boats are I/O and...
01-09-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,340
Posted By Clinker

Every outboard range has a few of the 'same'...

Every outboard range has a few of the 'same' engines rated at different horsepower (the difference can be as much as 100hp - e.g. Etec 200 and 300) - the manufacturers make it very difficult to...
01-08-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,615
Posted By Clinker

Watch from 3.00 - the only reason I can think of...

Watch from 3.00 - the only reason I can think of for ever needing to throw an anchor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4hg5Sjoyhc
01-08-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By Clinker

That's quite a size range - you've already found...

That's quite a size range - you've already found the difference there is by going up just 2'6" - there's a big difference between an 18' boat and a 22' boat, not least in the amount of power required...
01-08-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Clinker

Bear in mind the tell tale is just that - it...

Bear in mind the tell tale is just that - it tells you that all is OK (in theory) - that fact that it isn't doesn't necessarily tell you he engine isn't being cooled. Sounds like you have no other...
01-08-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,211
Posted By Clinker

I suspect those two reasons (I assume you meant...

I suspect those two reasons (I assume you meant they can't come onsite if they're not insured) are the reason the price is so high!
01-08-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Clinker

The first thing I would do, simply because it is...

The first thing I would do, simply because it is simplest thing to try, would be to try it with the fin removed. Height doesn't look too bad, but a photo of it running in the water would be more...
01-08-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,494
Posted By Clinker

Mandating things is not always the way forward -...

Mandating things is not always the way forward - in the UK we have virtually no laws applying to leisure craft and if there were, no one to police them, but through encouragement and safety campaigns...
01-08-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,911
Posted By Clinker

If you'd ever been within 5 miles of one starting...

If you'd ever been within 5 miles of one starting up, you would have heard it and how!

The engine I cut my boating teeth on aged 10 - about 20 minutes to get it going and 20 minutes to get it to...
01-07-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Clinker

There's a mix of three different kinds across the...

There's a mix of three different kinds across the 8 jackets I keep on board (mostly Crewsaver), but the 'best' one is a Crewsaver 190+ - now superseded by the Crewsaver Ergofit: about half way down...
01-07-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 873
Posted By Clinker

I'm not going to wade into the 'is it or isn't it...

I'm not going to wade into the 'is it or isn't it the siphon valve?' debate, but I had one that was seized into the fitting - it was corroded to the point of almost falling apart so I had no option -...
01-07-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By Clinker

Against which the OP has to weigh up the price...

Against which the OP has to weigh up the price he's paying - I guess the question really should be, "Can I get a better pair of modern tech 225hp outboards offering good fuel economy, that appear to...
01-07-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Clinker

My lifejackets (worn all the time by everyone on...

My lifejackets (worn all the time by everyone on board) are inflatable with auto firing head (the external type - the hyrdostatic are expensive to service, difficult to check and impossible to rearm...
01-05-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,489
Posted By Clinker

Switch on to 16 as part of my start up routine...

Switch on to 16 as part of my start up routine and, aside from making any routine traffic calls on other working channels, it stays on 16 until I'm turning everything off at the end of the day - in...
01-02-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,035
Posted By Clinker

Probably not the 75/90 - they tend to be pretty...

Probably not the 75/90 - they tend to be pretty bulletproof. I bought a 90 new in 2005 and sold it to a guy I know (complete with the boat it was on) in 2012 - nearly 15 years old and its never even...
12-17-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,135
Posted By Clinker

It would have been quicker to just try the...

It would have been quicker to just try the sandbags than read through this thread - not as if they would be a permanent modification - they can be removed just as quickly if the results are not good.
12-16-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,271
Posted By Clinker

My daughter has lost her phone over the side...

My daughter has lost her phone over the side twice - doing exactly the same thing! - dropped out of her bag whilst climbing off the boat on to the quay - the second time we phoned it - it lit up and...
12-16-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,404
Posted By Clinker

I wouldn't leave them out myself, but until now,...

I wouldn't leave them out myself, but until now, I've never given a second thought about those who do - the only thing that really concerns me about other boaters is whether or not they are about...
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