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      doug748 replied to the thread One for the electrical wizards:.
      Just a follow up on this one. After dismantling half the boat redoing most of the main board and redfixing all joints, the culprit was a...
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      doug748 reacted to PaulGS's post in the thread Technodrive TMC40M clutch slipping? with Like Like.
      The exact model number should be on the gearbox itself. As the original poster I might just add that I never got around to making any...
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      doug748 reacted to Bobc's post in the thread Technodrive TMC40M clutch slipping? with Like Like.
      I think the most important thing with these boxes is to change the oil every year, and make sure it stays clean.
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      doug748 replied to the thread More stupid questions :).
      It's a big step up once you start heading towards 50 ft loa. Not only do you begin to get too big for mooring fields and the ground...
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      doug748 reacted to ANDY_W's post in the thread Broken spinnaker crane with Like Like.
      Doug, it's annoying that the fitting has failed, but what's really annoying is that my original concept included vertical braces which...
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      doug748 replied to the thread Broken spinnaker crane.
      At one stage I extended my spinnaker halyard about 6in forward of the mast and it proved ok for light work. I used c1in alloy square...
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      doug748 replied to the thread Morewelham - Blimey.
      Indeed. Most local people were very pleased when the Council stood firm against 'development' of this precious site. .
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      doug748 replied to the thread How much chain? No windlass..
      I have a similar boat and use a 10kg anchor with 40m of 8mm. It's ok even for an old bloke, I have a manual windlass but rarely have to...
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      doug748 replied to the thread New boat and buyer advice.
      I think it is clear that the present legislation/interpretations are silly and probably would not survive a determined assault in law by...
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      doug748 replied to the thread Leaking stearn tube.
      There was a bloke on the old Contessa site who explained how he did this DIY. Though as I recall there was a fair bit of engineering in...
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      doug748 reacted to Tranona's post in the thread New boat and buyer advice with Like Like.
      As I said earlier he did it twice. The first time with a Canadian built boat which he had built to RCD standards (like the boat Fr...
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      doug748 replied to the thread New boat and buyer advice.
      Ah, I have not read his stuff, his previous North American boat was new. It was a good time ago and working out a sensible arrangement...
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      doug748 replied to the thread New boat and buyer advice.
      'and if the boat is new-build or second hand it doesn't make a difference ... what counts is date of first use in the U.K. as that date...
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      doug748 replied to the thread New boat and buyer advice.
      The assertion made in post 31: - ' that cars etc are subject to similar problems when privately imported ' Is certainly not true...
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      doug748 replied to the thread New boat and buyer advice.
      I think you are probably 100% correct nevis. People bringing a boat in will just pay the VAT and get on with it. Who knows, who cares...
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