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Everything posted by Tamure

  1. No one steals props from boats, 500 hours suggests maybe something from the new installation- loose pin, nut whatever but if it is on the bottom go back on a low tide and snorkel around or borrow some gear and have a grid search as it most likely fell off being tested in reverse so could be some way away.
  2. He has been very well behaved lately, there is something going on. Maybe his mother is checking his computer after he goes to bed?
  3. I thought KM sorted out the seal?
  4. We are not all one design!
  5. Lets see how it rolls over the next while in a mixed fleet where someone is effectively 6 feet bow forward with the zero up in the light
  6. IT can you explain the practical difference, as Wheels said I always thought the VSR filled one battery up then the second so all is well. Which is what I wanted on my uber basic system. Mainly it was so that I could always start the engine, never really considered the downsides. A friend in the marina just spent 6k on a lithium setup as a contrast- and that is a whole different scenario to me wandering into Burnso and pointing to "that one please" because it looks about right
  7. I use a VSR, its cheap, simple and perfectly useful for an unsophisticated system. To keep the batteries on a float charge I use a small regulated solar panel. Suggest downloading the documentation from BEP for a read, but there are many, many models out there. If I had an expensive system then I would be doing a lot more research, but I have used the BEP model for 15 years without a problem.
  8. Definitely Prince Hal, looks like a winter series judging by the coutere
  9. Tamure

    Zig Zag

    You mean Ellisunk?
  10. Tamure


    I'm sure you've seen it but its still impressive a few weeks later!
  11. These boats seem to hold their value, and unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be too much around in glass thats a good alternative. Just a waiting game!
  12. yep and of course who can forget the talking bread!
  13. I have read speedboat spike many, many times!
  14. ha! mental accounting can justify that- an engineer is 80 an hour!
  15. one rule for thee and one for me, do as I say but not do as I do, two sets of books....welcome the the real world
  16. I get all that, especially for a new private development that needs ROI, but still for a place like Westhaven its printing money.
  17. Slightly off topic here but I like marinas, mainly because of self interest but I would rather boats be in one than moored up and down rivers on moorings etc. Obviously there are plenty of times when a mooring is preferable and more pleasant but if the cost of keeping a boat on a berth was "affordable" for joe average then yachting in general would benefit, the coast line would be tidied up and it also would help the marine industry not to mention the social side with clubs etc. I know that any marine work is expensive times 1000 but when a see a concrete pontoon worth not much and 4 pol
  18. With all due respect to those with legitimate concerns about unbridled development, part of the ridiculous cost of marinas is driven not only the lack of ideal locations but the extraordinarily tumultuous legal process.
  19. this marina, like it or not is a thing and no amount of whinging is going to stop it
  20. just a thought here but anyone ever seriously considered sails and oars
  21. Some good info but I cant get past this thread being a bit of a hard sell on electric. IC is not going to be phased out anytime soon. When energy density becomes cheaper and more easily rechargeable then sure, but the transition is going to take a long time. Reading the Combi website for example, it’s touting its propulsion systems as basically an ideal solution for rental craft. I have no doubt they are, and the comment about boat sharing to get maximum cost effectiveness seems to reflect that model. Diesel electric has been around a long time and is very refined but why unless you
  22. Hey Fish no worries re having an argument, after all we both paid for the full half hour :) and I agree that the cost of ownership and visiting the sailmaker is nuts considering that boats sit around most of the time. I did a LOT of windsurfing in the 90’s, it wasnt cheap either with multiple boards, fins, masts, sails and most of the time was spent mowing the lawn rather than in waves unfortunately. Kite foiling is great, so portable but not so sure it will take over the world or at least my world, the yacht racing cockpit is a unique experience. Re crossing the straight, GB looking very much
  23. ever tried using a smartphone at night with cold numb wet hands? Forgetaboutit, vhf and flares are good because despite shortcomings they are easy to operate. Epirb is the way to go but essentially you need to treat boating as a “you’re on your own” scenario and do everything possible in preparation for a self rescue should you meet unfavourable circumstances.
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