nb Tanya Louise – Gas Locker Corrosion Part 1 – Removing The Old Locker & Replacing the Deck Plate

This is a part of the boat that hasn’t really had much TLC since we moved aboard, and finally it’s completely succumbed to corrosion, opening a rusty hole into the engine space below. I’ve already used a grinder to remove the rest of the locker – and even this had

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Camping Gear – Optimus Nova Multifuel Stove

For as long as I can remember I’ve been using Trangia-type alcohol fuelled stoves when I go camping, even though these have served my needs well they’re very limited & tend to waste fuel. I did some looking around for Paraffin/Kerosene fuelled stoves instead, as I already have this fuel

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HPI Savage Petrol Conversion – Fuel & Silicone – Chemical Compatibility

While I was already well aware of the effects of petrol on silicone products – the stuff swells up & dissolves over a very short period of time, which makes it an unsuitable material for seals in a petrol fuel system. I wasn’t aware the O-Ring on the fuel tank

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Hair Dryer

This is a 1500W hairdryer, death caused by thermal switch failure. This is the switch unit. Attached are two suppression capacitors & a blocking diode. Cold switch is on right. Heating element unit removed from housing. Coils of Nichrome wire heat the air passing through the dryer. Fan unit is

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