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    Might well come down to the simple act of...

    Might well come down to the simple act of attaching a brick! I'll just want to make sure the boat doesn't settle on it.

    Appreciate all the suggestions, thanks.
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    :y::y::y::y: Yes, that's exactly what I'm...

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    Yes, that's exactly what I'm planning to do. From the front of a rib it's a bit difficult leaning down that far and pushing them under, hence my need to get them a bit less buoyant.
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    Thanks, I'll try this next. Been squeezing the...

    Thanks, I'll try this next. Been squeezing the things on dry land and rolling them but only water comes out. And they weigh 14kg each so not easy to manoeuvre. It will be easier in the bath :D I...
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    Irony..:nod:

    Irony..:nod:
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    Oh, I think I've got it. That clear pipe with a...

    Oh, I think I've got it. That clear pipe with a reinforcing string running criss cross through it.... That would work if I could get the right diameter. Heavy stuff as well I assume.
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    Can you describe this, please Taz?

    Can you describe this, please Taz?
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    I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous...

    I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous answer........
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    2 years ago when I got the boat, this was my very...

    2 years ago when I got the boat, this was my very first thought. But when you work out the area needed to be covered, and all the tyres need chaining together, it's far too big a job. Environmentally...
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    Ah, OK. So the buoys are on 1m lengths of line so...

    Ah, OK. So the buoys are on 1m lengths of line so the hammock hangs just below the surface.... That's good. The hammock would need rigid edges (alcathene pipes?) though, otherwise it would fold in...
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    So that you can drive the rib into position above...

    So that you can drive the rib into position above them. There are 2 sausages of fenders under the boat - one midships (yay, nautical term!) and one close to the transom. To feed the floaty sausages...
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    Think there's too much air in the fender for that...

    Think there's too much air in the fender for that to make a substantial difference. I think there's about 0.5kg of positive buoyancy.
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    Good thinking Batman. Trouble is, at high tide...

    Good thinking Batman. Trouble is, at high tide there's 4m depth of water, so the buoys would need to be on that length of line. When the boat settles onto the sea bed at low tide, chances are it...
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    It really needs to be sealed to support the...

    It really needs to be sealed to support the weight of the rib (see my too long answer to Nickpicks.) I suspect that the greasy plastic material that fenders are made of will resist all attempts at...
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    I wouldn't expect a debris tube either! The...

    I wouldn't expect a debris tube either! The inflator hole is 2mm across if that, and deep down there's a metal flap that forms the one way valve. The "needle" pushes in and opens the valve and a...
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    Inside of a fender

    No, not a guitar...

    I am filling 6 fenders with water, so they are as negatively buoyant as possible. I bought really heavy duty ones that have dense plastic, that I reckoned would sink. I bought...
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    Treated myself to a new 17 inch, i7 LG laptop....

    Treated myself to a new 17 inch, i7 LG laptop. More than 9 hours per 80% charge from a USB C charger. Poor Windows tells me to plug the charger in when there's still 2 hours left and it says it's...
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    A loop of cable tie, or put on an oversized...

    A loop of cable tie, or put on an oversized rubber band (inner tube sliver) and tie a knot in it so it's tight enough. Then you can use the knot to pull it away from the cylinder.
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    I've worn contacts for more than 40 years (not...

    I've worn contacts for more than 40 years (not the same ones) and I can't watch eye ops. Love watching anything else though. I took my dad in for a cataract op when he was in his late 80's. He...
  19. I've been doing my own regs for a few years, and...

    I've been doing my own regs for a few years, and must say this video is superb. Good lighting, steady hands, accurate focusing, slow action AND no prattling dialogue.
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    A house we lived in many years ago...... We had...

    A house we lived in many years ago...... We had little money, and were cold, so I decided to install oil central heating myself. No internet so just talked to people who knew slightly more than I...
  21. Thread: Video of the Day

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    Sticky: A rather slow model plane. 451 mph. ...

    A rather slow model plane. 451 mph.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPGDAZyQ44k&ab_channel=RCMEDIAWORLD
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    Correction! Not a beta tester (those get their...

    Correction! Not a beta tester (those get their kit delivered in a couple of weeks as they should get satisfactory service atm). I've done a "pre-order" which means that they reckon I can't get...
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    I certainly will. Anyone can download an app on...

    I certainly will. Anyone can download an app on their phone that when you point the camera to the sky shows you the part of the sky that your dish needs to see. Mine is, obviously to the south, and...
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    Yesterday, ordered the Starlink broadband kit as...

    Yesterday, ordered the Starlink broadband kit as a beta tester. Maybe another 6 months before delivery. At 56 degrees north, I'm right on the edge of their coverage (most of the satellites have a 53...
  25. Thread: Hugs.

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    I believe some proper research has been done on...

    I believe some proper research has been done on this and 3 seconds is the absolute maximum time before it gets weird.
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