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by MarkRyan1981
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lifting and removing the engine
Replies: 6
Views: 5551

Re: Lifting and removing the engine

Hello Bob!! Hope the project is coming along well - any more photos of your pride and joy? I haven't undertaken that job before myself (thank heavens), but the beardy, wise folk on my other forum here: http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?499178-Engine-removal-hoist&highlight=lifting+an+engine h...
by MarkRyan1981
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Deck colour!
Replies: 32
Views: 19965

Re: Deck colour!

Hello!

Its worth doing, although saying that, it is also one of the most labour intensive jobs I've ever done :)

I finally put the write up on my site, warts and all:

http://www.albinballad.co.uk/how-tos/pa ... de-winter/

When do you plan to do it?
by MarkRyan1981
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Mast head Sheaves
Replies: 0
Views: 3998

Mast head Sheaves

Hello all, To be lifted back in I need to get the backstay off. Now, once launched, in order to get the backstay back far enough to get it on, I use the topping lift to pull the mast back, reattach the backstay and I am done. I cranked it up quite tight on the winch this time, not thinking too much ...
by MarkRyan1981
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Mast Refit (part 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 3009

Re: Mast Refit (part 3)

Great effort Nicholas, thanks for posting it.
by MarkRyan1981
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Little?
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

Re: Little?

Masochistic I think. I have been trying to talk my wife out of making the passage with all three kids across the Thames (circa 9 hours), but she is adamant she wants to do it! It'll be an adventure all right!
by MarkRyan1981
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Little?
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

Re: Little?

Phah, we are going cruising this year with two adults, three kids and a mad dog. Hardly crowded.... much... :oops: :lol:

http://www.albinballad.co.uk/how-tos/ea ... dren-five/ :D
by MarkRyan1981
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Welcome to the Ballad Exchange
Topic: Florida Ballad
Replies: 5
Views: 3605

Re: Florida Ballad

Hello Mark,

Welcome! You won't look back. Cracking boats.

Best regards,

Mark
by MarkRyan1981
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Accomodation
Topic: Window replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 4499

Re: Window replacement

Gosh, they look great - good work! Does the company still have the templates? Could they produce another set?
by MarkRyan1981
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Deck colour!
Replies: 32
Views: 19965

Re: Deck colour!

Check out Practical Boat Owner in the UK for December (it'll be out in November at some point). I wrote the whole lot up for the mag, six pages of paint geeking out... I'll post again when the magazine is out. Not for the faint hearted, but she looks amazing now.