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  1. Thought the forum would find this interesting:- https://guernseypress.com/news/2020/06/18/alderney-lays-down-law-for-charter-boats/ Private boats will invariably have similar restrictions, check https://www.visitalderney.com/travel/sail-to-alderney/ for details. Certainly anyone coming ashore needs to self-isolate for 14 days at present - this applies to all the islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The Bailiwick is coming out of lockdown ahead of the UK as the virus is under control here (no new cases for 48 days), with all restrictions apart from the travel one above being removed as from Saturday.
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    Wreck numbers?

    What are they doing with the Ice Prince?
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    Alderney 2009

    Well Alfresco, Just Perfick and Joint Venture made it across and were fishing yesterday 'cos I either heard them talking on the radio, or saw them (Tomo, you don't half 'park' too close to other boats on the drift considering how big the bank is, but your boat looks great!). I would have said hello to more of you but hadn't been in here for ages and didn't know you were coming over It was only when I recognised Alfresco that I clicked! ABM and I had 15 turbot and brill between us, how did you guys do?
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    IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!

    The exhaust bellows on my duoprop drive actually have a small hole in them designed to let the water out. Ask your friendly volvo engineer, he should know.
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    Getting nearer...

    quick questions/points - Do you have a trim gauge for the leg? The windows look like the ones on my MI - if they don't sit particularly level under way then yuo'll get water coming in through the drain slots in the outside if you're taking lots of water over the bow. Mine have the sliding part at the rear, I think newer ones have the sliding bit towards the bow. Fuel pre-filter - commercial coding won't allow the glass bowl. Looking good though!
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    Radar reflectors

    Plastimo no longer make the plastic tube reflectors you'll be pleased to know. I recently bought a traditional diamond-shaped reflector as I need one for Guernsey commercial regs, it's currently sat in the cabin awaiting mounting - I just have to work out how to fix it above my radar which is sat on top of the arch.
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    eurofighter typhoon

    Hmm, even louder than a Vulcan?
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    I have Micron Optima on mine - I chose an eroding antifoul as I don't like the idea of paint buildup. It's waterbased which makes it dead easy to apply and clean up afterwards. It is incredibly soft (like kiddie's poster paint), you can literally 'sand it down' with a sponge!! It does work very well on the under-hull surfaces if you use the boat regularly, but you need at least 4 coats to start with. It is not the right thing to use on the transom or waterline though, as these areas need scrubbing (no water movement to get rid of the weed) and all you do is scrub it off. If I were starting from scratch I'd give the whole hull a couple of coats of Gelshield, then a couple of coats of a hard antifoul compatible with optima, then put optima on top afterwards. A 2.5l tin gives enough coats for a year's use for me - it needs to be completely dry before immersion though, as will all coatings, read the tin! I change colour every year so I can see where it's worn off. This is a pic of mine when it came out in summer last year - you can see mullet feeding scrapes on the transom, and how the underside of the hull is weed free compared to the waterline 'beard'.
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    Did you find the trilux difficult to get a decent thickness on? I've used it to paint my props, and I found subsequent coats softened the ones below so it was impossible to build up any thickness.
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    safety recall seago lifejackets

    My experience ( I had 4 Hammar autoinflate ones affected) Looked at website - it says to remove cylinders, but doesn't say if they are to be sent back - called the number which had a message telling me to look at the website (not very helpful at all really!). Emailed their sales address and had a call back within an hour telling me to send them all back, but minus cylinders and anything removeable like belts to reduce weight, and not to forget a return address! Got a call from my local chandler a week later telling me I had replacements to pick up. Replacements were brand spanking new ones, so like the others in the thread I now have spare cylinders and belts. The chandler told me Seago had told them to just send back the datestamped label for any people took back to them and destroy the jacket as per gaffa's post. Had I known this I would have deliberately jumped in the sea to experience the jacket going off before sending it back. Now - To get the cylinders out on a hammar jacket follow the instructions on the hammar website www.cmhammar.se All you need is a coin instead of the re-arming tool. I did notice that the cylinders weren't entirely tightly screwed into the inflator - and apparently there have been issues in the past with this, so I would advise you all to check cylinder tightness! Those of you inflating your jackets manually to test them - use a footpump, or condensation from the moisture in your breath will corrode the cylinder! As to Seago letting people know - I've seen the recall in the magazines, our local paper, and the chandler has a notice taped to the counter by the till for everyone to read. This should really be a sticky thread.
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    comp report

    Ahoy - what rod and braid (make and BS) are you using?
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    First progress

    I assume it's a KAB seat? Make sure you keep all the gubbins inside the bellows greased up - I don't have the bellows on mine and it's well rusted down there. I also have mine set on the stiffest setting and even then it still bottoms out, so I tend to drive stood up but leaning on the seat.
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    Re: indicators - essential if you need to use the tabs a lot. I normally leave mine fully up and trim with the leg or by shifting weight around.
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    Ice Machine

    18kg a day = 18 litres of water - 3.5l reservoir - you're going to have to top it up every few hours. Fine if you have enough freezer space to keep ice, in which case you can run it every evening for a week or so to build up a stock of ice for the weekend. 18kg isn't much unless you don't catch much fish - a fishbox probably holds 30kg of ice. By the way, flake ice is better than cubes as it's not lumpy and doesn't bruise the fish. - if you can crush the cubes you'll be better off.
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    Alderney trip in May

    Why moor stern to? so you don't hear the waves slapping under the V berth? I would have thought mooring 'stern to' with a sterndrive likemost small boats was asking for trouble.