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  1. Folding prop h as now gone, only the new fixed two blade available
  2. Hi Bradz

    How does a couple of  hundred sound? and you can have both.



  3. Unfortunately I can't find any numbers on the folding prop. All I can tell you is that it is 16" in diameter, it was off a Yanmar 20 saildrive, engine is 3gm and the boat is a Lotus 9.2.
  4. Both props are off/to fit a Yanmar 20 saildrive. One is a brand new unused 15 x 11 two blader. The other is a briski two blade folding prop. They are splined to fit the above saildrive. I have replaced the folder with a Kiwiprop, because I have had one before and really like them, so both props are now surplus to requirements. I suppose they could be rebushed to fit a tapered shaft, but I 'm not sure. I'm happy to let them go real cheap to a good home- ie someone who will use them rather than making a profit. All offers considered, take them off my hands. bob J 021 1530747
  5. Just to note, if you have a Coastguard membership, you get discount on VHF and other courses. Also, if you become a Coastguard Radio Operator volunteer, you get it for free, of course. cheers
  6. Not sure how legal it is, for the marina to deny you access to your boat if they are charging you. Either- close the marina and give a reduction in fees, or - leave the marina open with appropriate conditions: viz: you can only visit your boat on the marina if you have a] a mask b] gloves, and c] alcohol wipes for the gates and the keypads. This particularly as there are plenty of liveaboards permanently on the marina. Of course, this would only apply to those who live within walking distance of the marina anyway, with the current only essential driving restrictions.
  7. The advice for keying the acrylic is to give the edge - about 15mm in, a rub with a kitchen scourer- that was from Cambrian plastics in Henderson, who supplied the panels. They cut them nicely.
  8. Glasscorp sell the best adhesive for this - it's a Dow Corning product and I think it Dow Corning 925. I did my Lotus windows with it and no screws necessary. Glasscorp also sell glazing tape, which is magic stuff for making the job easier. You have about12mm overlap with the windows and the frames., put the glazing tape around the inside of the frame and simply press the acrylic onto the tape. Sticks really well. Then you can take your time filling the void with the adhesive - which of course if the messy bit! It's definitely worth masking both the frames and the outside of the acrylic.
  9. absolutely correct, both of you. I have no axe to grind on any of his other deals. So- let' stick to the facts- my only concern was to find out who had bought Metro, so that I could check they understood that the repairs had not been done on one side.If the buyer knows - great. If not, he needs to know before he puts his kids on it. How do I know this? I asked him., I also contacted him to see if he would tell me who had bought the boat - he did not. So - just the facts about one deal. Any problem with that ?
  10. couldn't find him on Trademe - is he advertising somewhere else now?
  11. Still not really the point. You pay for the marina berth and included in that is security for your vessel and fittings. If some hoon had come down to your boat and destroyed your dinghy, you would expect the marina to do something about it. DOC, as usual, with it's usual 'hands off' approach should have done something right at the start. Marinas are not natural environments for seals. If the seal hauls out on a beach somewhere, great, and we should all leave it alone. But it needs to be discouraged from marinas, or - DOC should compensate boat owners for the destruction
  12. Fyi the company was Nicebuys
  13. I've just put a water alarm into my engine compartment with a saildrive. It's a battery operated one- battery last for two years so I'll replace every year to make sure. They're cheap enough, just look up "flood alert' on the internet - cost me $14. I have it on a swivel, so I just turn it down to just above the floor when I turn on the seacock. Worth a try I thought
  14. This is probably an unintelligent question, but how do you look up a particular seller and his goods on trademe? I looked in members for rudolph shack, which is one of his monikers, but no results.
  15. 1. Does the noise come in at 2500, and then disappear again with increasing revs? I've got the same noise from your description, comes in at 2000, disappears at 2200. Therefore no worry really. 2. Are you sure that it's an engine noise, and not a harmonic from some other structural component? I had that on my last Yanmar, and it turned out to be a slightly loose panel. Cheers
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