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Today, 02:08 AM
Replies: 295
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Posted By Clinker

I sometimes wonder if people read a post on THT...

I sometimes wonder if people read a post on THT or just skim read a couple of key words and assume what the rest of the post says. Far from attempting to derail the thread, or even express an opinion...
Today, 01:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,544
Posted By Clinker

Still handy for specialist applications:...

Still handy for specialist applications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5YfdnwZPPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZY7el-Ubo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoIYgW-a1MI
02-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 31,420
Posted By Clinker

Different cultures, different attitudes - I'm in...

Different cultures, different attitudes - I'm in the UK and the notion of owning a gun unless you're a farmer or a sports shooter is very alien too (I've never even seen a gun close up, let alone...
02-14-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By Clinker

Just gotta get the trim right :) ...

Just gotta get the trim right :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhmN5um1LzA
02-14-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Clinker

I've never done an inboard boat engine (only ever...

I've never done an inboard boat engine (only ever the outside of an outboard), but I have done car engines - with a good degrease and a thorough going over with a wire brush in an electric drill and...
02-14-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 30,377
Posted By Clinker

Why? - you don't like the great fuel economy? you...

Why? - you don't like the great fuel economy? you don't like the 3 year (5 for G2) service intervals? you don't like the start first time every time? you don't like the extra torque? you don't like...
02-13-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Clinker

Not at 60hp - Tohatsu makes the Mercs up to 30hp,...

Not at 60hp - Tohatsu makes the Mercs up to 30hp, above that they are actual Mercs - the 40, 50 & 60 are made in China and they no longer use the Yamaha powerhead (that was a bit of a disaster).
...
02-13-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 30,377
Posted By Clinker

Getting less and less - Europe has the same...

Getting less and less - Europe has the same emissions regs as you, so old-school two strokes disappeared at the beginning of 2006 and now Australia has also introduced emissions regs that have pushed...
02-13-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By Clinker

I've tried quite a few products over years (I...

I've tried quite a few products over years (I polish the boat every year, then seal it - boat lives in the water) - last year, on a personal recommendation, I tried Nu Finish - with only a few washes...
02-13-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 31,420
Posted By Clinker

I went to the US and when I went through customs,...

I went to the US and when I went through customs, the guy said, "Do you have a gun?"

I said, "No, what do I need?" :)
02-11-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,089
Posted By Clinker

At 60hp, Tohatsu - they're just bringing out a...

At 60hp, Tohatsu - they're just bringing out a new 60 which is similar to their rather nice 40 and 50 rather than the Honda rebadge.
02-11-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Clinker

The new Etec? - you mean the one that was...

The new Etec? - you mean the one that was introduced 15 years ago? - Now very well proven. I bought an Etec 90 in 2005, sold it in 2012 to someone I know - in 14 years it has never even failed to...
02-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,811
Posted By Clinker

One thing you won't need to worry about was...

One thing you won't need to worry about was whether the original owner followed a break-in schedule. Etecs need proper setting up on installation and so often any problems can be traced to non-Etec...
02-08-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,436
Posted By Clinker

I would - the squeakiest wheel always gets oiled...

I would - the squeakiest wheel always gets oiled first.
02-08-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,641
Posted By Clinker

As a non-boat builder but reasonably logical...

As a non-boat builder but reasonably logical thinker, my thought would be this: that bulkhead has taken time and materials to build - therefore why would it have been there if it wasn't required? I...
02-07-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,770
Posted By Clinker

Living in a country where we have to take an exam...

Living in a country where we have to take an exam to have authority to operate a VHF (which judging from this thread is a good thing), the international definition of Mayday is: Lives or vessel in...
02-05-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,246
Posted By Clinker

The good news is that crack is nowhere near the...

The good news is that crack is nowhere near the problem it would have been if it was in the actual casing - my guess is the previous owner went astern into something, I would get a specialist to weld...
02-04-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 99,761
Posted By Clinker

Seems to be a lot of people not from Japan...

Seems to be a lot of people not from Japan speaking on the outboard in question :)
02-04-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,675
Posted By Clinker

They don't actually - JLR took what ever company...

They don't actually - JLR took what ever company makes the Land Wind to court, but found the Chinese attitude to copying meant they couldn't really get anywhere. I have a friend who buys manufactured...
02-04-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,246
Posted By Clinker

:0 I would have stopped right there and had a...

:0 I would have stopped right there and had a mechanic look at it. Cracks in LUs don't just appear, the previous owner must have hit something so the damage could go beyond just the crack - at the...
02-04-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,675
Posted By Clinker

Spoken directly from the land of intellectual...

Spoken directly from the land of intellectual theft!


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/700x873/landwindrangerover_5be98e3d25711851bdd4e2ddc231c40ba495f439.jpg
01-31-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Clinker

We've joined a first Celebrity cruise in the...

We've joined a first Celebrity cruise in the season in Harwich, UK (to go to Russia) and nearly all of the US citizens on board had arrived on the repositioning cruise (it was about 50:50 US guests...
01-30-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Clinker

All sounds very diligent and would work well if...

All sounds very diligent and would work well if you're the only buyer in the frame (if the broker has another guy locally who'll just pop and see it, you may well find yourself pipped to the post). ...
01-29-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By Clinker

Because people would feel it comes across as...

Because people would feel it comes across as saying, "I've got more money than you." That much is obvious from what you see in the photos, but people don't want to say it - I know if I was ever in...
01-29-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,675
Posted By Clinker

If another builder has abandoned an old hull...

If another builder has abandoned an old hull design then surely they've replaced it with something better (assuming they haven't gone bust, in which case do you want to copy their boat?). So your USP...
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