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  1. Skerry Cruisers

    A varnished dog kennel, suitable for elves.
  2. Coolboats to admire

    Those old ladies haven't forgotton how to run.
  3. the most frightening engine in the world....

    Here she is out on the open road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eToHTf-QUBA scroll to 1.05
  4. the most frightening engine in the world....

    What about the POS BMW/Hartz? About 12hp single cylinder, damn thing rattled so much every nut and bolt rattled loose, even when loctited. Nearly as bad as a Stuart Turner, a two stroke monstrosity that was just about impossible to start if hot. You needed to change the spark plug for a new cold one to get the poxy thing to go. Loved to stop just in front of ferries etc.
  5. Coolboats to admire

    Saiing in Maine and Nova Scotia slayed the fog demon for me. Twice we went in and out of Whitehead Harbour by wire never and saw the place.
  6. Stove flame safety device

    Hi Trica A bit of googling brings this up. If the thermocouple is fucked, the only thing that works is to replace it. Looking at the picture I hazard to guess that the probe end of the thermocouple is held in place with some sort of circlip. I would expect that the whole top of the cooker is removable without too much difficulty, once it is on a work bench.
  7. Stove flame safety device

    Replace the thermocouple. What make of cooker? On the better designed ones, the fascia plate comes off. Pull off the knobs and there's usually a couple of nuts which come undone to release the fascia plate. If you've got a POS Dometic, they need all the rivets drilled out.
  8. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Do the decks/bimini go up and down on hydraulics? Like the pop-top on a campervan. Hey presto! at the touch of a button your super sleek racing cat, turns into a block of flats, with all the accomodation you require ...
  9. Coolboats to admire

    IIRC the 'domed' companionway was invented by Cees Van de Stadt. 1963 Excalibur
  10. Scanmar 33 - rebuild after dismasting

    Does the Scanmar have the Ballad's dodgy mild steel mast truss arrangement? Like what failed on my Ballad
  11. Coolboats to admire

    One sided saloon table, perfect for last supper impressions. Cue Mel Brooks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA1sx-vyWVk
  12. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    On a recent trip to The Netherlands this curiosity was spotted. Certainly caused plenty of interest with the other lock users. The bloke on the bow is looking grumpy as he's being poisoned by the fumes from the barge in front which hasn't turned off its engine. Dunno why the photo is on its side ...
  13. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    All this talk of strobes, PLBs etc is surely putting the cart before the horse. The bloke shouldn't have gone overboard in the first place. I usually sail double handed and losing someone over the side is my biggest fear. I always adhere to RORC's recommendations. Lifejacket and harness is worn when: Between sunset and sunrise When alone on deck When reefed When true wind speed it 25kts and above When visibility is less than 1 mile. Plus if it's at all dodgy.
  14. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Was the MOB clipped on? if not, why not?
  15. Bird Deterrants

    Motessier in 'Sailing to the Reefs' describes using a catapult to kill cormorants, He then eats them... A book well worth reading; it is one of the few sailing books that's funny. In the cormorant description, the talks about laying in a stock of steel nuts for the catapult, as brass ones are too expensive. Dog biscuits are on the menu too.