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Rebotco

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Rebotco last won the day on June 21 2012

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    Male
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    Cheltenham

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    NEPTUNE 2
  • Boat Location
    Kennett and Avon

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  1. simple water tank gauge

    I also have a Bizzard-like cunning plan that I have never yet got round to. I'm going to superglue a thin stick to a table tennis ball that will fit down into the filler hole. Empty the tank and mark on the stick the "empty" point. Then fill the tank and mark the "full" point. Then by simple measurement mark the 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 points. Possibly colour code the stick's sections so they can be read from a distance. With a bit of luck, I'll be able to push the the contraption under the water and screw on the filler cap, so it stays in the tank permanently, until I next take off the cap. It should then automatically pop up and tell me how much water is left. P.S. Patents pending, but will grant permission to copy for 1 doughnut or a cup of strong tea!
  2. Which fence paint.

    I have used Ronseal one coat Fence life this year and so far quite impressed. It can be sprayed as well as brushed and gives a good solid colour. Its also been on offer at Screwfix for £8 per 9lt tub!
  3. Top Bend / Gunwale Paint

    I've done mine recently with Black Hammerite Smooth and very pleased with the result so far. Seems to resist scratching more than most, presumably due to its hardness. Might be a bit too glossy for some though.
  4. BSS surveyor nr Limpley Stoke

    I used Mark Loveday for the Dundas area for my last BSC. Seemed pretty reasonable and helpful too. Tel. 07768-474 581 email mark.loveday@orange.net
  5. How to best connect up 3 x leisure batteries

    Thanks to all . I now have clear idea of the way to best connect. I do also have a 100 watt solar panel, which makes a great difference, as Jak mentioned.
  6. I am planning to move my 4 x 110Ahr leisure batteries to a new position where there is only room for three. So the idea is to fit 3 x 130Ahr batteries instead. Slightly less total power available, but possibly slightly better SOC may be maintained. I can find quite a bit of info on connecting banks of 2 or 4 or 6 etc, but nothing on 3 x batteries. I would appreciate the battery gurus' advice on how best to arrange the batteries' interconnections. If it is relevant I am a leisure boater and the boat is often left for several weeks unattended. Thanks in advance.
  7. Where's all the boats?

    The rest are on the Western end of the K&A. Complete chaos on Saturday and Sunday at Bradford on Avon.
  8. Planned Maintenance 28/7/17

    I will second that request. Also would appreciate date of original posting of each thread too. Would save reading through dozens of posts that are mainly years old and irrelevant today. Thankee kindly.
  9. Boat veering to starboard

    Would this be a banana boat?
  10. Assorted stainless steel washers at Lidl

    I have just bought these and they are definitely non-magnetic. Right bargain I'd say.
  11. Cutting Buffalo board.

    On the recommendation of my local boatyard, I made up my own jollop which works very well. The recipe is a good squirt of Sikaflex (black), an egg-cupful of White Spirit and the same amount of any black gloss paint. This makes it very watery and allows it to soak deep into the ply edges. This dries to a watertight seal and makes the edges feel slightly "rubbery", as well as looking pretty smart.
  12. Another London 'Terror' Attack (19/6/17)

    It seems to me that this lunatic has done more than jihadist suicide bombers to promote the IS. They commit their barbaric atrocities in order to turn us "infidels" against Muslims so that we will retaliate in the same way. They want us to reject all Muslims, who then have nowhere to go except to their Islamic State, where the extremist leaders can rule over them. Their terrorist attacks are for them a recruiting exercise to generate a new nation. This fool has done exactly what they want. The extremists will be dancing in the street to see their perverted ideas are working, and will be hugely encouraged to increase their acts of terror, because, to them, this response is proof that it is a successful strategy. He has put us all in a great deal more danger by his stupidity. It seems obvious to me that we cannot be the ones to eradicate extremist barbarity (because that plays into their hands and is precisely their objective). No, it MUST be the peaceful majority of Muslims who have to defeat this evil. At present they are largely irrelevant in defining their religion. It is only they who must unite and cut out this cancer of extremism in their faith. Our role in the West, must be to encourage and support them in this great challenge. Therefore we should fully engage with the peaceful majority of Muslims, not turn against them, as this ignorant twerp has done.
  13. Wet & Forget

    No, I'm not saying that and would think that is perfectly acceptable. They do say it is suitable on canvas and tents or caravan awning type materials. Their boat examples all appear to be on sea based boats, where perhaps the moving water and size of the oceans are very different to canals. But their instructions for use on the back of the bottles definitely warn that it is lethal to aquatic life.
  14. Wet & Forget

    I have used this, and similar cheaper versions, on various surfaces, but never on canvass. I found it very successful in removing algae and lichen growths with little effort. However it would be highly irresponsible to use on the canal as it is extremely lethal to aquatic life, and active for a long time.
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