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  1. It is not going to be cheap getting that out, I expect it will require a spreader beam /lifting beam due to its length. I would say it will cost over 3K just looking at it. It will need to be a contract lift as well unless you are qualified as a lifting controler who can do all the paperwork and inspections, and the risk assessments etc. Estimating the weight can be tricky you should allow 50% on top of your estimate. Always go for a contract lift as it is then the crane companies responsibility.
  2. As I understand it diesel engines like to do some work rather than just ticking over or not working hard, I was reading that it can cause polishing in the cylinders that can be a problem,
  3. Getting to sound like Triggers old broom Lol
  4. Thank's for the replies everyone. I think I will just do a sample bit to start with. We have used on large plantroom floors and it traffics very well with machinery and plant being dragged across it . As for the cost it is expensive last time I checked it was £250 a tub I expect that the price has gone up now due the the pound loosing value against the $. when applied it has a gloss to it, but after a few weeks it becomes a nice matt black colour. Having read the earlier posts regarding stray dc voltage and galvanic corrosion I was thinking if would be of any help if coated in rubber.
  5. The way I look at it is May might have shot herself in the foot. But I expect not at the end of the day, the way I look at this is it could end up as another referendum over Europe, People who are desperate to stay in will vote for the parties that oppose us leaving. May could loose seats in parliament and will not be able to get the pits past government in a parliamentary vote. Worst case is that she would have for form another coalition with a party that want's to remain in Europe, this could have big implications regarding the negotiations. I only hope that I am incorrect with this view.
  6. You could always write the boat name and number in Chinese ! to confuse CRT, but I expect would be against the law Lol 我在酒吧喝啤酒
  7. Living in London with either a mortgage or renting is very expensive, I have paid the 15% as well, worked hard in good times and bad times and I have no mortgage now, and would never take another one if offered, I owe nothing to the bank or anyone and I am very happy now not being a slave. It is all about quality of life at the end of the day, I have many friends who live in spain and they love it. Have you looked at renting your property out when the mortgage has been paid off. you can then rent in spain for half the price. Or as other have said hire a boat and see how you get on, remember it is all about the quality of life you are looking for.
  8. Remember it is an American product !!!! you must know how much stuff they print on the labels, they even tell you that a microwave is not suitable for drying pets or live animals. Have used this stuff with the recommended PPE and forced air ventilation with no problem.
  9. I am asking your advice regarding this product for blacking the hull. I have used this product before for bunding concrete and steel water tanks and bonds and have never had any water egress ever. It is a liquid rubber asphalt product that forms a flexible watertight membrane. It is quite expensive but has some advantages. the first advantage is you can apply two coats within two hours, so you could black your boat in a day and get it back in the water in the same day. If you do manage to put a big scratch in it all you need to do is rub the area down locally apply some primer and just touch the area up. The disadvantage of this product is when you have applied it to your hull you will never be able to get it off, even by grit blasting, when applied it is nearly impossible to remove it from the surface. Your honest advice would be most welcome. please find the link below regarding the product information sheet. Many thanks http://cimindustries.com/products/cim-product/cim-1000/
  10. I have to agree with that, Kubota make fantastic engines and just keep going and going. A lot of our construction plant had a Kubota engine in them, and they took some stick and worked hard and never let us down.
  11. The Lib Dems will be touring the U.K. in the run up to the election. Thankfully they all fit in Tim Farron's van.
  12. I have read all of this thread . Could an electric fence have cause this problem as the OP said it was an end of field mooring on a farm ?
  13. It is going to be fun seeing how all the parties play it coming up to the election. Lib/Lab/.Snp/Ukip/ all fighting their corner sit back and watch the in-fighting and the feathers fly .
  14. Doesn't surprise me at all, It has been talked about over the last few weeks that she could call a snap election, It is a good time for her as they are well ahead in the polls,
  15. Thanks for all the replies, so we are looking at 10,000 hrs plus with good servicing and correct oil changes as recommended. so that is not to bad when you add up the cruising you can do over that time. I was thinking it would be about 6000 hrs on average so it is nice to know I was wrong many thanks again for all of you replies.