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    Cruising a Beneteau 40.7

    Make sure you a good look at the keel structure, especially if its been ran aground before. Unless I'm thinking of another model of Beneteau, but I think it was the 40.7 that had some keel issues.
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    where in the world

    Worked there for 1 year whist they were building the Route du Littoral. Absolutely amazing place.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    He was being interviewed by R4 earlier today. Refused to give a straight answer to almost any question. Slimy cunt.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Yes I think Douglas Adams said it best: "Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job" Or Terry Pratchett. "“We put all our politicians in prison as soon as they’re elected. Don’t you?” “Why?” “It saves time.”"
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    Brexit WTF, WTF Good news overall, but pretty humiliating for the new management. Hardly the Iron Lady image her supporters were attempting to push.
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    I keep meaning to buy a cheap Chinese job. I've got an Ebererspacher D1L that was installed in the boat in the early 90s I think. The fact it still works is quite impressive, doubt the Chinese job will do that well, but the fan is so noisy it's like standing next to a running aircraft.
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    Adding thickness to a thin laminate edge

    I'm halfway through using CSM now, so its moot. Not sure I'd use coremat on a boat anyway, its basically just a big resin sponge.
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    Adding thickness to a thin laminate edge

    Cheers for the suggestions. I'll avoid G10 as i'll be putting gelcoat on it afterwards. Looks like CSM is the way to go.
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    Adding thickness to a thin laminate edge

    It doesn't sit in a groove, but on a ledge, so actually a thicker edge will help there as well. Right now with the engine ticking over it vibrates like hell & I have to shove a sponge under it! I tried a gasket, but the edge being thin, it cut through it within a few weeks. I guess I could use...
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    Adding thickness to a thin laminate edge

    The cover that goes across the aft end of my cockpit is getting some TLC this winter. New non skid on the top and some fresh gelcoat for the sides & edges. But the edges are really thin, they've already split and cracked in a few places, and I'd like to add some more material to stiffen the...
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    What a shit show. The Conservatives might have been known as a set of cunts when it came to most things, but the one thing they at least had a good reputation for was fiscal responsibility. That myth has been well & truly blown away. Why the fuck, just for once, can't we get someone...
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    Starlink Anarchy

    They do offer a maritime package & someone on a facebook group posted the price. Off the top of my head, I think the subscription was $5000 a month, with $10k hardware costs. Too expensive for your average cruiser, but pocket change to a millionaire who wants good internet on board his...
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    Anyone using the PCNautic autopilot?

    Isn't that just a rebranded Pelagic? The actuator is the same at least.
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    Top sides paint - waterways or no

    They look nice, and can make keeping a wet edge on the paint easier, but you don't need them. Plenty of people don't bother.
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Starmer is dull, and not very inspiring. But worse than Rish and Truss? Nah I don't think so. He might be boring, but he is at least principled and for the most part honest, even if you don't agree with those principles, the way that Truss and Rishi talk about the last government, you'd never...