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Old 19 September 2002, 09:09   #11
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Alan,

The boat I am hoping to get has engine locks (how do they work anyway). I don't think it would be too much fun coming back to find your trailer gone, I will need to find a wheel clamp shop, although I have seen a lot of mobile wheel clamp vans going round London! maybe I could stop one and ask to buy one!

What was interesting about Porthcawl was that they just want to know the value of the boat, not engines or size, so I guess someone with a cheap massive boat with twin 240hp engines could get a good deal! They were a lot more expensive with a 300 excess in my circumstances, and wanted more for blow up toys (not that I use them myself) They told me to go to Mardon as they could not get near that quote.

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Old 19 September 2002, 09:19   #12
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Locks

Outboard locks generally fit over one of the bolts holding the outboard to the transom - or replace one. The boat-builder should supply and fit one for you. Wheelclamps can be bought at Halfords or your local caravan / trailer place.
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Old 19 September 2002, 09:23   #13
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I would reccomend NOT getting the cheap wheel clamp offered by ScrewFix - it's very flimsey, supplied with a crap lock and the paint comes off as soon as you look at it, but then, as i said - it's cheap!

Although i have an outboard lock i've lost the keys, which 'aint clever! I reccomend not doing this!
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Old 19 September 2002, 09:29   #14
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Alan thanks, and Daniel thanks,

I am one of those lucky people that bought a screw from screwfix and now keep getting catalogues (although there is some good value stuffin the).. What is funny is that I have just been looking at the clamp Daniel talks about, best I have a look in Halfords. Someone said there is one called SAS, I can't remember who, but if anyone has tried one of those I would like to know. I would prefer to pay less for the clamp than the trailer!

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Old 19 September 2002, 09:38   #15
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Coz i am so nice (and because all the work i need to do is so boring) i've taken a pic of said rusty, flimsey clamp!
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Old 19 September 2002, 10:04   #16
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Blimey, doesn't look too secure, shame the centre piece is not circular to cover the nuts. Thanks for the wonderful picture though, (how many pixels is it)

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Pete, just for your info - you mentioned cover for france, i know you won't be venturing over there just yet BUT unlike the UK you DO need a licence and various other stuff, these include:

An ICC (International Certificate of Competance) - basicly fill a form in having completed an RYA Level 2 course.

Boat registered in some way - usually SSR (Small Ships Register)

VHF licence (i think)

Proof of insurance

Passports (obvious, i know)

You taking the p**s about pixels? Or was it a bit big downloading? I reduced it by 25% before uploading it - camera is 1600 x 1200 i think, so thats 400x300.
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No, what pixels does the camera have / take them at? e.g. 2 million, 5 million e.t.c.

You know me Daniel I wouldn't take the p..s , well not yet until I know a bit more about what I am involved in here, I'm still a lost soul in all this techy stuff.

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As it happens i think you would quite like the camera since i have a waterproof case for it - it's only 2million, but i think they do a better one that fits the case, i know they do a 1.2million one that fits - i'll post the URL's when i get a chance.
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Just to add to your list of France things, I strongly recommend you take a copy of your VAT paid invoice as well. Heard not amusing stories about boats being impounded cause French insist EU VAT paid on all new boats.

Also Cyanide got pulled up because the ships registration document was not on board.
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