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Baseplate corrosion

In looking at a prospective purchase of an 11 year old nb, the hull inspection has revealed widespread pitting of the unblacked baseplate to a depth of 3mm. While the costs of protective work is clear - what impact does this have on the intrinsic value of the boat?

Asked by: Philip Wallington  | Friday 19 July, 10.20am | 2 answers


Cruising Speed

Hi I have just returned from a trip on the Shropie and was frustrated on may occasions by boats much travelling slower than myself and not looking behind to check for other boats and allow me to indicate that I wish to overtake. Can you, or other boaters, advise me on the most appropriate way to indicate to the boat in front that I wish to overtake.
Regards Peter Heath

Asked by: Peter Heath  | Thursday 18 July, 7.42pm | 1 answer


Hydrogen for generators

What are the issues when it comes to using hydrogen gas to power a generator?

Asked by: Mark Jeffries  | Sunday 14 July, 5.56pm | 1 answer


Scaly deposit in water tank

We have an aluminium water tank on our 2005 Sea Otter which has hard white deposits that block the pump filter. The tank is inaccessible and we've flushed it through with copious amounts of water. The problem hasn't gone away. Do you have any ideas to solve the problem? Do you know of a chemical that wouldn't make the problem worse considering it's an aluminium tank? Removal of the tank would be difficult and costly. Any suggestions gratefully received. Thanks for your time.

Asked by: Claire Scholes   | Sunday 7 July, 11.20am | 4 answers


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