Ukuri

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About Ukuri

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    Brisbane Australia
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    Sailing, mostly.

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  1. Ukuri

    Genoa luff rope shrank or fabric stretched

    No! Bolt ropes shrink with age. Remove bolt rope and replace. Leave some extra on the bottom so that next time it shrinks you have some to let out. Put a couple of extra SS grommets above the tack so you can adjust the length on the boat and for different wind strengths. Make sure that the bolt rope is free to slide past the grommets for the hanks.
  2. Ukuri

    Ask Bruce anything.

    Doesn't everyone here (know everything, that is)?
  3. Ukuri

    Small Engine Fix Anarchy...

    The little creatures that love to live in the discharge line also love to live in the thermostat housing and if you only ever use the outboard to get out of the marina it probably never gets hot enough to open the thermostat. When you do need to give it a good WOT run you'll find that the thermostat won't open fully and you may overheat it. Don't ask! Solution is to get 20 litres of cheap vinegar and flush the outboard with it. Costs almost nothing, in Aust $1.09 for 2 litres. The vinegar will dissolve the calcium carbonate. Run till the outboard gets up to temp and the thermostat opens then flush with clean water..
  4. Ukuri

    Stainless bolts in cast aluminum

    Link Boltoff.com.au
  5. Ukuri

    Stainless bolts in cast aluminum

    Seeing as you're in Oz try Bolt Off. All it does is exactly as it's name implies. If you're in Bris you can get it from Mercury Mufflers.
  6. Ukuri

    Broken AGM Battery Terminal

    You're not the first person with this problem. Have a squizzy through here https://www.google.com.au/search?source=hp&ei=3gUIXeu_FcndvgS_2Z_4Cg&q=broken+battery+terminal+post&oq=broken+batter&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0l10.222.10360..15752...0.0..0.662.5644.2-1j4j4j4......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i131.Mt6v8AHZSg8 You might find something to help. As always. GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND!
  7. Ukuri

    Alcatraz

    "Never trust a man with a tidy shed!" John Stuart Mill. 1806-1873
  8. Ukuri

    Solar Output Lower Than Expected

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/150A-Watt-Meter-Power-Analyser-Digital-LCD-Volt-Amp-Solar-Caravan-2-Plug-12V-AU/143209139112?hash=item2157ee0ba8:m:mrR-xt62OWoWvIht24kQpUg&var=442139044056 Buy yourself some of these. You can get them on Fleabay or from Ali for about $10
  9. Ukuri

    Stainless bolts in cast aluminum

    You could try a strong Citric Acid solution, it reputedly dissolves Aluminium oxide. You can get Citric Powder where you buy food colourings and spices.
  10. You can do the leg work https://www.google.com.au/search?source=hp&ei=6LeAXNOtK4uHyAO2mb6QCg&q=Columbia+30+rub+rail&btnK=Google+Search&oq=Columbia+30+rub+rail&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i21.2200.19866..21618...0.0..1.714.7364.2-8j5j5j1j1......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i131j0j0i10j38j0i22i30j33i22i29i30.fe0EiFXSYWg
  11. This is the nub of it. There is not one story but multiple stories (excuses) which only surface when an uncomfortable question arises.
  12. Here you are, apology accepted in advance. As I chose not to do BookFace i cannot attest to the veracity of this. Possibly those that do (BookFace) can.
  13. Feel free to go and do your own research, and once you have done that your apology will be graciously accepted.
  14. WRONG! Go back and read ALL the above. They claimed that it was "fried" during an interview at Bradley's Head. If they even suspected that a piece of compulsory equipment may be faulty it was incumbent upon them to check it and repair it and if unsuccessful report it to the RC.