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  • Boat name: Janie


  • Location: Bradwell

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  1. Thanks. I’ll check the protocols, I’m good at that sort of thing!
  2. @GPSguru I’m struggling to find a garmin17x in the uk and the ones I’ve seen are all around £150-200. Will a generic nmea0183 gps antenna work? There’s loads at about £50 on eBay?
  3. Could always go car in first, that way the back of the trailer will stay dry
  4. If he’s launching on a ramp with a decent incline there is minimal risk of grounding, and attaching the painter to the trailer let’s you keep the boat under control.
  5. A painter is a rope that is attached to the bow of a dinghy, or other small boat, and used for tying up or towing. Ideally, the painter should float. If used on a boat with a propeller, the length of the painter should be shorter than the distance to the propeller, to prevent fouling the engine. There/they’re/their you go-every day’s a school day.
  6. When I used to have a trailered boat I would release the winch strap completely but have a painter tied onto the trailer so I could reverse hard and slam the brakes for the boat to launch itself off. Just be sure that there’s enough water to not dig the transom in the ground.
  7. Now it’s silvered, nothing like that, though I do prefer the silver look to the Cuprinol effect
  8. Nice fish. I would like some other angles though with the pictures, just to keep my interest levels up.
  9. I used a saturation oil, it’s made by hempel, the same type of thing as deksolge D1. My timber has silvered now which I quite like but if you prefer the deep red colour then treat them with D2, that’s the finishing coat.
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