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  1. Taping rigging to prevent snags on cotter pins

    Seizing wire. No need for tape. Quick n' easy to apply or remove.
  2. Dinghy Boots

    Thanks guys, I sail a hiking boat so I do need reinforcement over the instep area, which precludes surf shoes, those I found that type good for trap work on warm days. Keep the suggestions coming.
  3. Dinghy Boots

    This is proabably in the wrong forum ... My venerable Agile dinghy boots have just about given up, at 30 years old I'm not complaining. Recommendations please for size 12s (flat feet and substantial ankles!) Ta.
  4. Yacht surveyor in Netherlands

    Be very wary of the HISWA (Dutch marine surveyors assn) boat sales contract. Unless defects amounting to 10% of the contract value are found and agreed with the vendor, you have to buy the boat, or lose your deposit. Also, the standard HISWA survey is something of a tick box exercise. I got caught out a few years ago. I did not believe the structural faults found could be repaired cheaply. Keel off, bulkheads replaced, mast step rebuilt etc, so I walked away forfeiting the deposit. I've got an English translation of the contract I could send you. Doing it again, I would send a surveyor from the UK and insist on a UK type contract, were you can walk away without loss, incidental expenses excluded.
  5. Prop Cutters

    My boat came fitted with Rope Stripper Expensive, but it works. Here's a link to an article by Yachting Monthly on prop cutters.
  6. Snubbed

    I bought one of those Flook things at a boat jumble. Couldn't get it to work as the drag from the rode stopped it going very far and when pulling it back it just skimmed over the deep sand surface. An idiot and his money are soon parted.
  7. Snubbed

    Ajax, you're right about the Chesapeake's short chop. Worst I've ever encountered ...
  8. Snubbed

    On my cruising boats I've always used an all chain rode. I rig a snubber in 14mm three strand nylon tied with a rolling hitch lead over the spare bow roller. Worked perfectly over two Atlantic circuits. Why complicate things unnecessarily?
  9. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    Shame. Maybe one of the problems was the decision to bring all the construction in-house rather than sharing the risks and profits with their suppliers. Why get rid of a well proven formula? As an Oyster owner, of one of the smallest they ever built, and I've never paid them a penny, the back up from the company is terrific.
  10. Skerry Cruisers

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

    Those old ladies haven't forgotton how to run.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.