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WotEver last won the day on May 1

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  1. Did you fuse it? If not, that's a BSS fail right there.
  2. With regard to boat electrics most land based sparkies don't have the first clue. Either read up about it on here and elsewhere (and ask as many questions as you like), it's really not difficult, or pay an experienced boat electrician to do it for you. Tony B is kind enough to host a very wide-ranging resource on boat electrics here: http://www.tb-training.co.uk/cover.html Cladding involves battening out, insulating the shell (these days most usually spray foam), then attaching the interior boards to the battens. Much easier to write than do, which is why so many folk buy a lined sailaway.
  3. Me neither. Battery +ve to isolator doesn't need a fuse (but it needs to be as short as possible and neatly clipped in place if appropriate). Isolator to Fuseboard doesn't need a fuse either (same rules regarding length and support). Anything which bypasses the isolator must be fused but this is a simple boat - no inverter or other high drain device bypassing the isolator - so what's the big fuse for? So did you give the examiner a stern talking to or did you appeal to head office?
  4. Thanks for letting us know
  5. Best way to fill unwanted skin fitting holes is to weld in a little circle of steel. A bodge would be to glue a patch on with Marineflex. Walls are usually ply. Veneered if you can afford it (and want the look). Or just plain old 12mm ply with carpet stuck on would work below gunwales.
  6. Boat type?
  7. http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boat-propeller-/192224403880?hash=item2cc177a1a8%3Ag%3AlLIAAOSwcj5ZSsom&_trkparms=pageci%3Aa248a65a-5ab5-11e7-aef2-74dbd180c315%7Cparentrq%3Ae649495915c0a860b4afced4fffc0128%7Ciid%3A1
  8. Yep, totally intentional. These days you can buy circular jigs that bolt onto the car's hubs and enable you to roll it very easily. Fabricating something like that for the boat would, I'd think, be far more trouble than it's worth.
  9. I had a cousin who completely rebuilt a Sunbeam Alpine. To make the floor pan repairs simpler he put a load of tyres and blankets on the floor down one side of his garage and rolled the car onto its side. He then spent many happy hours metal bashing (no original panels available) and welding them in. All in reasonable comfort. Then rolled it back again.
  10. Turn the boat upside down. Simples Oooh, there's posh for you!
  11. Ahh yes, silly me
  12. But those properties effectively drain into the water company's sewers anyway if it runs into the road. Only a purpose-built soakaway would avoid any involvement of drains/sewers.