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    i'm in!

    New kid on the block

    IMG_3373.HEICIMG_3373.HEICIMG_3373.HEICIMG_3377.HEICIMG_3382.HEICIMG_3387.HEICWent out Saturday with a new crew member Jacobs gone off the fishing a bit as he hit the teenager crisis 😢😢 anyway Jacobs sister Taya keeps on about fishing so decided to take her out 👍👍 set of into to the harbour within five minutes first ever fish IMG_3373IMG_3382.HEIC.HEIC a very happy 5 year old a few more IMG_3377.HEIC IMG_3387.HEIC the weather was so good we had time for a swim IMG_3382.HEIC we had a great day out 😉 Now she thinks I'm the coolest grandad ever 😊😊 IMG_3387.HEIC
  2. 3 points

    Bass Competition

    This coming weekend would have been our club annual Bass Competition As a club it has been considered inappropriate to hold this competition whilst their is a ban on taking Bass Whilst catch and release is allowed - we do not think that as a club we should be actively asking club members to go out and specifically target Bass Hopefully once the ruling has been changed, we can reinstate this competition.
  3. 3 points

    New kid on the block

    Well Kev, I had never heard of .HEIC files. Got it sorted. Hope this is what you wanted to achieve. Well done Grandad. Glad you managed to get out.
  4. 3 points

    Tiddler out again.

    hi Jim I always want to go with the woman I love but the wife won't let me
  5. 2 points
    You really don't have lady luck on your side Hooky. Re the fixing of windows, not sure on the foam thing I believe a lot of boat manufacturers glue the windows in place with a Sikaflex or Butyl type product and bolt as well.
  6. 2 points
    As Neil said its often that some one replaces these rubber seal types with an low quality material and they can flex and pop out. Its common that when putting the anchor down some ones phat bum often lands on the front screen and pops the window in and or breaks it. I remember fitting new windows into a boat when we built one from new and one of the hardest jobs was installing the beading into the new window trims, however once installed there where almost unbreakable. I like the bolt in sat on foam system myself, however I do tend to prefer them being recessed for this to work and smaller panels.
  7. 2 points
    My thought firstly is if you didn’t have bad luck you wouldn’t have any. Well done for keeping it calm and making it back safely !! If the window is that flymsy then maybe nuts and bolts is the way forward. Do you think the window was original material or maybe an aftermarket type that was too flexi and flexed out of the rubber ?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 2 points

    New kid on the block

    Found this: What is HEIC? HEIC is the file format name Apple has chosen for the new HEIF standard. HEIF stands for High Efficiency Image Format, and, as the name suggests, is a more streamlined way to store image files. Using advanced, modern compression methods it allows digital photographs to be created in smaller files sizes, all while retaining higher image quality than its JPEG alternative. So ! Cool old Grandad's got a modern iphone and the rest of us CODGERS need to catch up. I'd never heard of it as I'm an android If it's any help I opened with GIMP and then exported as a .jpeg so the rest of us could see it. Hope this helps. Jim
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    http://www.displaysuk.co.uk/ @Gummage Going down tommorow: Things could have been FAR worse, that's what sea trials are about. I have found out I'm not the only one to have this happen , that big window will fail if a reasonable force is applied . They have agreed to do a special quickly job . Also going to fit another bilge pump , it's going to be chucking it down this weekend ! Oh yeah, the weird intermittent engine problem , it's definitely coils or cdi , it can run under power for a hour or 15 minutes (???) it will just go lumpy sometimes. Switch back on and it's all fine again OR lumpy , all I know is that it always starts on the first turn of the key.
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    I had a smaller but similar style boat with that type of window. Previous owners used to sit on the roof. That broke the pillars and the windows were forever falling out. I plated the pillars with thick stainless and glued & bolted new windows. Sorted. Glad you got home safe ! Did you have spare underpants on board ?
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    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    That does seem to be a large area of unsupported window to rely on beading alone .Maybe you could make a reinforcing frame to fit inside the cuddy.How flexible is the window material?
  12. 1 point
    UPDATE !!!! Im going to put this bit in this thread with a huge CAUTION ! Sea trail (day 2 ) could have seen me in BIG trouble. Heading over the ledge in fairly lumpy conditions the whole front window got forced in by a big wave . In 2 seconds the boat was in a very bad situation. I stayed very calm , headed in on main engine , yes i had my hand held VHF ready , clipped to my life jacket, this could at least been a Pan Pan . I managed to get all the way back up into the harbour before the bilge pump also died ( bits of plastic crap) stopped it dead. Main engine still plodding on, got back to her mooring (phew) My opinion is this way of fitting a big main front window (on a rubber seal) is a DANGER , I have never even considered this on this type of craft. Im going down to fit a new screen , ( 1 inch over size fitted over foam tape and finished wit bolts and lock nuts ). Your thoughts on this issue please
  13. 1 point
    Kingfisher 126

    New kid on the block

    Hope he takes one of them life jackets for you Jerry, suit you sir!!! 😂
  14. 1 point
    great white

    No sex since 1955

    Ian Simpson !!!
  15. 1 point

    A new project named Blah ( could get messy)

    You'll have to get used to the slamming unfortunately Hooky Small price to pay to catch fish....and you found mackeral ......result
  16. 1 point
    Sounds like lack of fuel to me Hooky ? ? ? ? Glad you got out . . . . . and back again safely.