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Steve S

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  1. Webasto heater problem - Fan fault

    Here's the end of the story. There was no blade fuse, mine was connected to a circuit breaker, the heater itself had a fan fault. The estimated cost to repair was very close to the price for a complete new Webasto heater with all the bits! A no brainer really, I bought a new one and fitted that instead. It did need a bit of adaptation as the wiring loom needed changing and there was some other more minor differences. All fitted and working now and left on during this cold weather, seems to be working well. As bonus it is noticeably quieter than the old one. So unfortunately even doing the work myself it proved to be not a cheap repair, but the old one was 11 years old and now I am using a brand new one .
  2. Fish of the month - 2018

    Some big pollock are coming off the mid channel wrecks, I'd have been be out there but my boat is on the hard. .
  3. Removing antifoul

    I used the draw scraper as recommended by Martin, did the job in short order, thanks for all the suggestions. The idea of using one to do the whole hull, hmm, not a job I'd fancy doing, life is too short for that. Think I'd get it bead blasted.
  4. Removing antifoul

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, very helpful. The boat is on the hard now, I'll be having a go tomorrow if I can bear the cold. As for Rob's input I couldn't possibly comment.
  5. Removing antifoul

    I need to remove a small amount of antifoul to fit a couple of large transducers (they are a foot long) Any suggestions on what to use/ method? Cheers
  6. Alderney 2018

    1. Tigerfish - Steve + Terry + Graham - (planning on Thurs 10th May to Sun 13th May. Depending on weather could shorten to a 3 days if needed or bring forward a little) 2. Reel Magic - Dave + 3. Joint Venture - Adam + Ian + Alun + Rob (i have taken the liberty to add the usual A-Team) 4. Madness - Martin - Dean - Tony 5. Sweet Chariot - Oli + Nick + 6. Kingfisher - Chris (looking at 5th - 8th May due to commitments) 7. Alfresco - Charlie. I will check if the boys want to come if not will be looking for crew. looks like most of the usual boats are keen to go again.
  7. Alderney 2018

    1. Tigerfish - Steve + Terry + Graham 2. Reel Magic - Dave + 3. Joint Venture - Adam + Ian + Alun + Rob (i ahev taken the liberty to add the usua;l A-Team) 4. Madness - Martin - Dean - Tony 5. Sweet Chariot - Oli + Nick +
  8. Alderney 2018

    Neil I would advise going with at least 1 other person to Alderney on your boat, it will halve the cost to start with and you don't want to be on your own in unknown waters even if other members are nearby on boats, things can happen (eg rope round a prop) and you really need someone else on board. I love it but area round Alderney is not what I would call friendly waters, it can cut up rough, and there are rocks all around the Islands. If I were you I would fill up at Yarmouth before setting off to cut down on the distance, run your boat at the most economic speed that makes good headway and head straight for Braye to fill up. I would take extra fuel in 20l tanks but not plan to use it, fuel is cheaper there (no VAT).
  9. Dutch electric pulse fishing

    BBC news - Dutch electric pulse fishing Some info about it, many obvious questions unanswered.
  10. Site upgrade and server move

    Oli Couple of suggested enhancements for the species comp. A list of the species and how often they have been reported (obviously once per boat) but would be interesting (to me anyway) to see the spread by different species particularly the ones that are caught less often. The other is I haven't found a way to view or report on the species comp from Tapatalk it not being part of the forum. Anyway round this? Steve
  11. Alderney 2018

    I'm sure Mainbrace can lay on petrol, would be best to order it before hand so it's ready for you. It would likely be in plastic tanks that will be lowered down to the boat for you to fill from. I've seen it done with a charter boat that was running outboats. Mainbrace are helpful guys.
  12. Alderney 2018

    Ok up to 4 boats already, all old hands, in some cases very old... Any of the newer/newish members fancy taking their boats over there??, it's quite an experience,. Personally I love going, we normally do a 3 or 4 day trip, either wrecking on the way there and back or just for half a day on the way back, rest on the time fishing the huge banks, but also other choices of targets as well depending on what we think is being caught. If you're not sure if your boat is up to it, or big enough then just ask the members opinions, some will give sensible answers... Going with some buddy boats takes a lot of stress out of it and reduces the learning curve.
  13. Alderney 2018

    Yes it that time of year again! First the bad news from my look at the tides, the prefered smallest ones don't fall very well over a weekend and some of the neap tides are not very neap. Tide wise the best dates appear to be: Mon 7th to Sat 12th May with the Sunday a somewhat bigger tide but fine for wrecking. The smaller tides 2 weeks either side of these dates are not that small. As a reserve date I would plump for Thu 24th May to Sun 27th May but the tides are significantly bigger so very much a reserve date. Well Tigerfish is planning to make the trip in spite of the mishaps last year (Double Whammy), anyone else?
  14. Webasto heater problem - Fan fault

    Thanks Mick, not checked the supply fuse, I'll try and locate the fuse tomorrow, mine may be on a breaker, there are rows of them but none labeled Heater but some are labelled 'extra'. About running the heater regularly, I've been doing that since I've had the boat but for some reason I haven't this year since April...
  15. I have a Webasto Air Top 2000 S diesel heater. The rheostat was faulty and I've replaced it (old one kept buzzing and the light flickered on it). So feeling pleased with having sorted it, the heater then started throwing up error code 8 . This is a fan problem apparently, I say apparently as I can hear the fan running until it abruptly stops at the same time as the error code appears. The heater is located in the engine bay and a couple of times it has worked ok and heated the boat, both times it was when the engines had got the engine bay good and warm, but on another similar occasion it still wouldn't start. On the second occasion it worked I tried just leaving it on set on a low temperature thinking it just needed some regular use but when I came back next day it had the same fault code. The fault code appears between 2 and 8 seconds after turning the heater on. I have checked the electrical connectors to the resostat and to the heater itself and they appear to be clean but I gave them a dose of electrical lubricant anyway to no effect Any idea what the problem might be? Could you recommend anyone to fix it, preferably based in the Lymington area? Thanks and Happy New Year!