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Old 06 June 2007, 04:53   #21
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Boat looks great.

Is it me or does it seem to be missing a VHF and a GPS?
I know a man that can help there!
I'm sorry Jon, it does have both - however, a girl can always change her mind and upgrade. We are hopefully going to do our VHF licences in the very near future - we may (finances allowing) decide to upgrade the kit. Few other jobs to come first - cover, trailer bearings, compass and depth sounder.
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Old 06 June 2007, 06:28   #22
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Hi Sarah G,
Welcome to the world of ribbing, just a couple of points addressed for you, i take it you brought the boat from Blue Waters Yard? if so i have a good friend that owns a garage up the road 400 yards that can sort out your trailer for you;
Andy Dowset at Dowset Tyres Tel; 01305775021 mention my name & he will sort you out cheap Tyres/brakes/bearings (he will be on the Alderney cruise on the 17th & i have told him you might be calling).
Also if you contact Ribcraft in Yeovil speak to Dorrian & he can sort out a cover for you tailor made for your boat approx 400>500 & they are one of the best i have seen.
Mike Patrick.
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Old 06 June 2007, 06:32   #23
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Hi Sarah G,
Welcome to the world of ribbing, just a couple of points addressed for you, i take it you brought the boat from Blue Waters Yard? if so i have a good friend that owns a garage up the road 400 yards that can sort out your trailer for you;
Andy Dowset at Dowset Tyres Tel; 01305775021 mention my name & he will sort you out cheap Tyres/brakes/bearings (he will be on the Alderney cruise on the 17th & i have told him you might be calling).
Also if you contact Ribcraft in Yeovil speak to Dorrian & he can sort out a cover for you tailor made for your boat approx 400>500 & they are one of the best i have seen.
Mike Patrick.
Brill thanks for this. The trailer is the most important part at the moment. I'll give Andy a call. I may well get in contact with Dorrian when the shock of purchase has subsided...
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Old 06 June 2007, 06:40   #24
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Brill thanks for this. The trailer is the most important part at the moment. I'll give Andy a call. I may well get in contact with Dorrian when the shock of purchase has subsided...
Dr Martin sorry Dorian is very helpful.

You could drop my name in the hat if it would help, Standard Jon or STD Jon for short!!!!
Mind you it might not help at all but worth a try.
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Old 06 June 2007, 06:45   #25
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If you are scared to use Toluene or can't get it use the diluted traffic film remover from Machine Mart. It works very well with a soft brush. Removes oxidisation a treat!!!
I thought the outcome of the thread on cleaning tubes a week or so ago was that TFR was not such a good idea since it contains caustic soda and corrodes yer aluminium engine and the metals of the trailer.
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Old 06 June 2007, 07:13   #26
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I thought the outcome of the thread on cleaning tubes a week or so ago was that TFR was not such a good idea since it contains caustic soda and corrodes yer aluminium engine and the metals of the trailer.
Didn't put it near the engine and not got a trailer!!!

Also have to make sure that my wood decks are wet first to avoid staining etc. You need to wash the boat down with loads of watrer afterwards.

The product I have come acroos is incredible - so much so I want to market it myself - problem is they stopped making it 5 years ago - turned out mine was from the last of the old batch - the new stuff is crap!!!
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Old 06 June 2007, 07:17   #27
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Andy Dowset at Dowset Tyres Tel; 01305775021 mention my name & he will sort you out cheap Tyres/brakes/bearings (he will be on the Alderney cruise on the 17th & i have told him you might be calling).
Well done Mike - called Andy trailer booked in on Friday 15th, liked his quote too - more like your real machanic. The Boat Yard were scary - almost the price of a good second hand trailer!!!

Thanks matey saved enough to buy the compass and we might even eat this week.

I've been reading your Alderney trip, if we had had the boat in time, I would love to have done that one. Perhaps I need a little more practice before going for that. I'll stick to Chichester Harbour and the IoW for this summer.

Thanks again.
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Old 06 June 2007, 07:18   #28
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Dr Martin sorry Dorian is very helpful.

You could drop my name in the hat if it would help, Standard Jon or STD Jon for short!!!!
Mind you it might not help at all but worth a try.
Name dropping is fab!!!
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Old 06 June 2007, 07:22   #29
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I thought the outcome of the thread on cleaning tubes a week or so ago was that TFR was not such a good idea since it contains caustic soda and corrodes yer aluminium engine and the metals of the trailer.
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Didn't put it near the engine and not got a trailer!!!

Also have to make sure that my wood decks are wet first to avoid staining etc. You need to wash the boat down with loads of watrer afterwards.

The product I have come acroos is incredible - so much so I want to market it myself - problem is they stopped making it 5 years ago - turned out mine was from the last of the old batch - the new stuff is crap!!!
Perhaps - now that I know what the marks are - I'll go and find the thread but does the traffic film have the same issues as TFR? Is this OK on metal and everything else?
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Old 06 June 2007, 07:37   #30
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Sarah you certainly know how to grab people's attention with thread titles

Well done and may you have less troubles with your new toy than I did
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