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Search: Posts Made By: TalbotUK
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By TalbotUK
I suspect that you are referring to a rubberised...

I suspect that you are referring to a rubberised adhesive, like contact adhesive (i.e. spread on both surfaces, and when they come together after drying until tacky, even if they are misaligned -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By TalbotUK
I suspect that you are using too large a...

I suspect that you are using too large a stainless clamp. Try to get one that is only just large enough. Personally I use a bit of flexible adhesive on these joints (like sikaflex) and accept that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By TalbotUK
I use mine to run my soldering iron. Yes I know...

I use mine to run my soldering iron. Yes I know people like to crimp, but If I can I like to solder the end and then crimp!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By TalbotUK
my own personal opinion based on a total wild...

my own personal opinion based on a total wild arsed guess is that two waypoints were put in, and boat set to steer between them while high jinks were going on. Unfortunately, straight line course...
Forum: Provisioning 05-07-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 4,428
Posted By TalbotUK
true second day stuff is where you make enough on...

true second day stuff is where you make enough on day 1 to last 2 days. Curry helps to preserve the meat, thus makes an ideal 2 or more day meal - just dont use too much chile
Forum: Provisioning 05-07-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 9,527
Posted By TalbotUK
I used to make a lot of country wines with a...

I used to make a lot of country wines with a variation on the recipe above plus berries or flowers (rose petal makes a nice wine) For best results they need to be kept stable during the initial...
Forum: Provisioning 05-07-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 3,930
Posted By TalbotUK
Taylors diesel cooker is fine, but expensive and...

Taylors diesel cooker is fine, but expensive and is always more troublesome to light than a gas system.
Forum: Provisioning 05-07-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 7,114
Posted By TalbotUK
You are trying to get a quart out of a pint pot. ...

You are trying to get a quart out of a pint pot. The mac 26 is great for what it is, but a long term passage making boat with storage capacity is not one of those.

It achieves its dual role by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By TalbotUK
run the engine for a while in a mix of household...

run the engine for a while in a mix of household radiator cleaner (for central heating systems) this will break down the scale and make the cooling system work again.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,334
Posted By TalbotUK
getting wet is much less of a problem in a...

getting wet is much less of a problem in a catamaran, especially if you have a roof over the helm position
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By TalbotUK
I will answer the headline. Some boat...

I will answer the headline.

Some boat shares work very well. However it MUST be entered into as a business arrangement, and that should include how you deal with one person wishing to leave the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,923
Posted By TalbotUK
I used SP two pack varnish (Ultravar 2000) on my...

I used SP two pack varnish (Ultravar 2000) on my interior. Extremely hard wearing and a nice finish:

http://www.bobcatandcatalac.btinternet.co.uk/yourh1.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2006
Replies: 47
Views: 8,175
Posted By TalbotUK
Advice to talk to the Headmistress (peggy Hall)...

Advice to talk to the Headmistress (peggy Hall) is spot on - she is the expert.

If your heads empties directly through a sea **** the problem is relatively easy to cure. The smell is coming from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,270
Posted By TalbotUK
Curious. Looking at your pictures and the...

Curious. Looking at your pictures and the damage. I would have said exactly the opposite. Furthermore, It is a shame that your phots dont have a close up of the broken part of the strut, but from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By TalbotUK
The real question is why would you want such a...

The real question is why would you want such a device?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-14-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By TalbotUK
Dinghy gloves are normally a good solution. I...

Dinghy gloves are normally a good solution. I have a pair that are neoprene on the back and leather on the front. I dive with them and they are a little chilly for that, but sufficiently flexible...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-13-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 11,633
Posted By TalbotUK
thanks for posting the picture. (different...

thanks for posting the picture. (different markup to another forum I frequent)

It also uses the same bilge pump and float switch that I have in other places in the boat
Forum: Living Aboard 04-12-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 11,633
Posted By TalbotUK
I constructed a shower in my boat a couple of...

I constructed a shower in my boat a couple of years ago. I dont have any problems with mildew so far, or of smell. I dont have any problems with damp either - you just need to do a decent job and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-03-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,247
Posted By TalbotUK
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

My credentials - I have owned a cruising cat for 18 years, and before that covered a fair number of miles in monos.

I have just read through all the messages on this forum and am amazed at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 6,414
Posted By TalbotUK
Butane to Propane conversion

Not necessarily. Depends on the design of the cooker. A lot of the regulators in UK are now designed to accept both butane and propane (with butane being the most used gas)and will work equally...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-20-2004
Replies: 55
Views: 24,721
Posted By TalbotUK
In-mast furler; to buy or not to buy;

Thought you might be interested in my contribution, as I have a behind mast reefing system. (Unlike the majority of people who decry it I have actually tried it)

First lets deal with one of the...
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