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General / Belt Protection
« Last post by Pat Tobin on Today at 1:17 PM »
Hello All.
Last Summer I had a belt jump from the prop drive (sev surveyor 2 engine) which damaged rudders but luckily nothing else and I was very close to shore so got back on one belt. Looks like there were two issues one the alignment of the pulleys and secondly that the belts were wet as it had been raining. Someone spotted that the belts were giving off steam but didn't get to me in time to stop me. Sorted the alignment issue and I want to put in some sort of belt protection. Has anybody got pics or designs.


General / Re: Nowt to do with owt
« Last post by Al on Mar 02, 2021, 9:44 pm »
A lot of you probably know I have Meneire's disease which has played havoc with my life over the past five years or so.  I could just accept it and let it control my life, but although known cure it can mostly be managed.  I do get the vertigo attacks but my main issue from this condition is with my balance.  I have to concentrate on what I'm doing when walking and doing simple things like that, that we normally wouldn't have to think about.  Anyway cut a long story short last year I started to do some motor bike trials.  My way of thinking is that it's all about balance, so it can only help with balance training for the Meniere's.  For the most part it does help, and on the bike I get on better than I do on my feet when having a flare up.  One thing that become very apparent riding a trials bike was how unfit I had become.  Lock down has meant that we're not allowed to ride the trials bikes and of course club trials have been cancelled.   

Back in January I decided I needed to get fitter  for riding the trials bike and it wouldn't hurt me to lose a few inches around my waist, so I bought a mountain bike and started to cycle a few miles.  Long time since I had pedaled a bike any distance.  A few weeks after I bought the bike, I saw an advert to do a virtual coast to coast bike ride to raise money for Diabetes UK.  I'm not diabetic, but several close family members are and of course in my job, I have seen what a nasty condition it can be.  So I decided that I would cycle 220 miles during the month of April in aid of Diabetes UK.  220 miles doesn't sound that many miles until you try cycling them.  I'm sure the roads around my way have sprouted hills, they always seemed flat in a car or on the motor bike.  In January I managed to cycle 100 miles.  February I managed to cycle 170.7 miles.  I have set a target of 200 for March, then hopefully do 220 + miles in April.  With my job, when on shift I don't get evenings off as on cal, so in April I only have 14 days that I'm not working to manage to cycle the 220 miles.  Again that only equates to about 15 miles a day, but they still have to be done, rain or shine.

You can follow my progress on my fb page or on my diabetes uk just giving page.  fb page is here: [size=78%](2) Al Wilkins | Facebook[/size]  My just giving page is here: [/size][size=78%]Support Alan in UK Wide Cycle Ride ([/size]
General / Re: Summer reminder2
« Last post by tomtilley on Mar 01, 2021, 4:05 pm »
Hi Nick I think it will be a good  afternoon  out just to cruise down your driveway one way  . sir NICK  :) [size=78%]  STAY SAFE [/size]

General / Re: Summer reminder2
« Last post by Nick Flint on Feb 28, 2021, 5:31 pm »
KingFisher 2 sneaked out for the first time today.  ::)

I couldn't wait any longer to hover up and down the drive, supposedly to check out ma rudders!
The action is now well smooth, (similar to the operator!).
Back safe n sound undercover again, ready to "whip it out at a moments notice" once pleasure is no longer illegal.  ;)

Emmanuel choke means she starts on the button, every time first compression.
Ive given up trying to improve on this.
Blimey, it was GOOD! 8)

Thanks JR for keeping us ticking over!.
General / Re: Summer reminder2
« Last post by Al on Feb 27, 2021, 5:52 pm »
Caught on camera, sneaking off for a pint and afternoon cake  ;)

General / Re: Summer reminder2
« Last post by Nick Flint on Feb 27, 2021, 10:27 am »
Is that me? :o
General / Summer reminder
« Last post by John Robertson on Feb 26, 2021, 7:52 pm »
File Name: Summer reminder
File Submitted: February 26, 2021, 7:52:25 PM

... seems like a very long time ago  ::)

General / Summer reminder2
« Last post by John Robertson on Feb 26, 2021, 7:51 pm »
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For Sale & Wanted / Re: Vanguard
« Last post by Al on Feb 23, 2021, 11:34 am »
I've reduced the price.  I need it gone because my balance issues have returned, so I don't expect to be venturing off of dry land anytime soon.  I had it running at the weekend as I needed to load it back on the trailer.  That was the first time I have started it since around October/November.  It needed choke & full throttle and had to turn it over for the best part of a minute, but it ran perfectly fine once started.  Bargain for someone.

Sevtec Vanguard Hovercraft | eBay
General / Re: Skirt material
« Last post by Ian Brooks on Feb 21, 2021, 10:57 pm »
I use Renia Syntic, it's a PU based PVC contact adhesive. It is solvent based, and properly applied is stronger than the pvc to cloth bond, ie pulls the pvc from the fabric if you RIP the joint apart. The Kayobond looks like a similar glue. A contact adhesive is necessary for making skirts, it needs to grab so that you can move along the joint 


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