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Old 30 November 2015, 18:41   #71
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Radio exam on 13 December, online course going well, Seelonce, Pan Pan, MMSI, whatever next. Then licences. Getting expensive! Haven't gone on the water yet! Lifejackets, insurance and radio next. Renting out spare room for a few months to cover costs.
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Old 30 November 2015, 18:42   #72
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Will have to see what the personality of the boat is like before I name her. Looks like it will be a chilly December or January first run with a couple of friends.
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Old 30 November 2015, 18:55   #73
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>>> Getting expensive!

Only initially... once you have everything the ongoing costs are so so small for the fun you'll have. Our boating main purchase costs are years in the past and the fuel/insurance/maintenance costs far less than our family cat does to feed/yearly injections/holiday kennels!
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Old 30 November 2015, 19:01   #74
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Great, have asked my sister and parents for some cash for Christmas and birthday and hopefully the unions will finally agree to the pay rise on offer so I can get something before 2016. Had to buy the motor, it was time and the right decision.
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Old 30 November 2015, 19:06   #75
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And as I said to another first SIB outfit guy earlier... just time to get it all set up in the front room for Christmas.
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Old 30 November 2015, 19:10   #76
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And as I said to another first SIB outfit guy earlier... just time to get it all set up in the front room for Christmas.
You guys really are rolling in it if you can fully inflate a 4m SIB in a riverside London home

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Old 01 December 2015, 14:29   #77
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Hi Fenlander, thanks for all of your encouragement. Poly has give me some great advice. Yes, I think I am going to convert the rabbit hutch which is dry, Peter, sadly moved on last year, and store it against the house in the alley, for warmth and wrapped up if it is frosty.
As long as there is no water in the cooling lines and you drain the fuel (necessary for storage indoors!) it should be fine my concern about the hutch would be security.....
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Plenty of engines hang off the back of a boat all year round 3 inches above the water...

So secure would be my priority over warm. Drained it should be fine. Fogged into the carbs etc even better...
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Old 07 December 2015, 14:22   #79
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Can anyone send me a link Ebay or Amazon or somewhere to the correct kill cord to buy for my 2004 Mercury 25HP EH motor?
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Cord or switch?
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