Search found 151 matches

by broompisces
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vinyl supplier
Replies: 0
Views: 1362

Vinyl supplier

Hello, I'm trying to source a supplier of seating vinyl that can supply me a marine grade vinyl that is both heat-sealed into pleats and also supply it in plain with no pleats. I know I can get an upholsterer to stitch in the pleats, but living in Scotland, I'm not keen in having rain water soaking ...
by broompisces
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Sales/Wants
Topic: Loch Lomond Sculpture
Replies: 0
Views: 1384

Loch Lomond Sculpture

A friend of mine is a sculptor of some note. He has produced this "bas relief" sculpture of Loch Lomond showing from Tarbet, south to Balloch. The original artwork was created in clay, solely by hand. A mould was then made, from which resin casts are produced in a pewter coloured finish. The cast's ...
by broompisces
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Towing my Boat to Italy
Replies: 19
Views: 5749

Re: Towing my Boat to Italy

Sadly, never made the museum... too busy eating, drinking (apart from the driver), swimming and skiing. Hopefully going back next year and catch the museum then. That speed of over 50mph seems incredible. The odd time I have fully opened the taps, I got max of 43mph odds. Maybe that one had a 140hp?
by broompisces
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider
Replies: 8
Views: 3196

Re: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider

Maybe your man's strategy is to pick up essential items as he goes along and the need arises. Flares and a prop. required at the end of the first leg, being an example. Perhaps the Searider will be like Trigger's broom by the time the journey ends. Bravo to the chap though - looking forward to the n...
by broompisces
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Towing my Boat to Italy
Replies: 19
Views: 5749

Re: Towing my Boat to Italy

Given the lack of traffic on this forum, I didn't post any more about my proposed trip to Lake Como. But... we went there in July and had a great time. Hopefully with the new website up and running, this forum will regain traffic. Here's a picture of the tub at Varenna whist we dined early evening i...
by broompisces
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider
Replies: 8
Views: 3196

Re: RIB Goodwin - around Britain by Avon Searider

Seemed a bit "kamikaze" to me... and I'm not a stranger to adventure.
by broompisces
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Mercruiser 120hp oil pan required.
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Re: Mercruiser 120hp oil pan required.

I got one thanks... usual speel; £40 odd quid on e-bay from the US. Add postage and it was owing me over £100. I attacked it with a wire brush and then set about it with Hammerite. Looks great and does the job. Thanks for your interest.
by broompisces
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: The Engine Room
Topic: Temperature sender
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

Temperature sender

The temperature gauge for my Mercruiser 120hp is not registering at all. The needle sits at the bottom stop all the time the engine is running. When the ignition is off, or if I disconnect the wire at the end of the sender, the needle moves to the middle of the gauge. The engine has just been remove...
by broompisces
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Boat Insurance

I have just been informed by my insurer that they will no longer offer marine insurance. My insurance is due for renewal on the 14th July. Can anyone advise me of an appropriate company to approach for a quote? My boat is 50 years old and I am not going to get it surveyed for insurance purposes as m...
by broompisces
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum v Facebook
Replies: 16
Views: 4620

Re: Forum v Facebook

To me, the forum is a far more "acceptable" place to talk all things boaty. I lament the fact the forum seems to be withering. I'm going to post a question today on both the forum and facepage - I need advice quick bout boat insurance. I hope I get some response to restore my faith in what is a grea...