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About Eyefor

  • Birthday 01/01/1953

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    Huntin', shootin', walkin' 'n fishin' (interspersed with the occasional glass of wine or three).

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  1. I have just spent several months deliberating over what to replace my shooting / fishing / dog truck with and had a (not so) short list of about 15 vehicles, most of which I test drove and not one ticked all the boxes. At first I thought I wanted a pick up to separate the dogs & wet gear etc from the drive compartment, but I like the shelter provided by a traditional large tailgate and got the frights when I heard the story of a rear ended pick up that the owner could not get to his dogs after the rear end caught on fire. I recently bought a VW Touareg which ticks 99% of the boxes and is a super vehicle. Well worth a look and there is a very informative UK owners group on FaceBook. Good luck with your search.
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    Boat anchor

    I would forget the anchor locker and use a large round plastic dustbin in the boat to store rope first then chain & anchor. Fix one end of the rope on a side cleat near to where the dustbin sits, feed the other end of the rope through the stemhead, then attach the chain and anchor and store all in the dustbin, chain and anchor last. Tie a flying lead on at least two boat lengths long with one end tied to a side cleat. when on your mark, drop the anchor over the side, allow chain and rope of required length to run out through the flying lead (use coloured nylon twine stitched through or whipped single / double / treble / quadruple around the anchor rope to show 50m / 100m / 150m / 200m). Recover anchor using clip on / karabiner buoy (ahead of the flying lead) then recover all rope, chain and anchor to the dustbin?
  3. Our house is sold and our new build is being delayed by some last minute design changes and the shortages of some materials. Not wishing to hold up the (truly carp) English house selling process, I was thinking about buying a mobile home or static caravan - but the cost of relocation and re-siting it is so prohibitive plus they depreciate faster than a falling brick. So, would anyone have (or know of) a large 5/6 + berth Winnebago / Motorhome that I could rent for about three months that I can park on our site (concrete hard standing) just for my wife and I to live in. A touring caravan is too small as I need to work from home and SWMBO needs to lie in bed until the crack of noon. If you're paying storage fees it would save money and we can come to a reasonable rent agreement? We have electric, water, LPG and mains drainage on site. Alternatives thoughts appreciated.
  4. I would have no hesitation in recommending these people TCA Watches & Ryte Time 1st Floor Gateway House 4 Penman Way Leicester LE19 1SY tm.casey@ntlworld.com 07704 678 398
  5. Just out of interest these fit the 5 stud Ifor Williams trailers and give a much better tow and ride height than the smaller wheels / tyres.
  6. I was nine years old, watching Dr Who on the BBC, and had no idea who JFK was. The BBC suspended the programme and I stared at a spinning globe on the screen waiting for Dr Who to return. Mr Oswald's timing has never been forgiven.
  7. Unlike the idiotic BBC who destroyed their 1960's music archive, a German TV Co has kept theirs which is now on YouTube (i.e. for free). Search "Beat Club" on YouTube Enjoy
  8. There is one for sale in Lincoln on the FB Hilux forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/1615662085340196 Listed 6th August. Don't know if it's still available. I have no connection with the seller.
  9. Eyefor


    Ditto Gadaffi http://american_almanac.tripod.com/libya.htm (written in 1991) Under the giant scheme, water is pumped from aquifers under the Sahara in the southern part of the country, where underground water resources extend into Egypt and Sudan. Then the water is transported by reinforced concrete pipeline to northern destinations. Construction on the first phase started in 1984, and cost about $5 billion. The completed project may total $25 billion. South Korean construction experts built the huge pipes in Libya by some of the most modern techniques. The engineering feat involves collecting water from 270 wells in east central Libya, and transporting it through about 2,000 kilometers of pipeline to Benghazi and Sirte. The new ``river'' brings 2 million cubic meters of water a day. At completion, the system will involve 4,000 kilometers of pipepines, and two aqueducts of some 1,000 kilometers. Joining in celebrating the inauguration of the artificial river were dozens of Arab and African heads of state and hundreds of other foreign diplomats and delegations. Among them were Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, King Hassan of Morocco, the head of Sudan, Gen. Omar El Beshir, and Djibouti's President Hassan Julied. Libya's another mess now?
  10. As suggested, this works fine. Thank you. I tested it with a meter first then fitted a temporary hanging 2 core lamp holder with 60w bulb which will do fine until the new 5ft LED fitting turns up. I will tidy up the connections and fit all in to a junction box. Correct. When I linked them together the breaker was not happy! Thanks again for all input. Much appreciated.
  11. Many thanks for all replies. Very helpful. TC - according to the wife my life insurance (of which she is the sole beneficiary) is fully paid and she say's I'll be fine working on the electrics. Just in case she may be wrong we do have a fairly new consumer unit with ELCB plus I will have the power off.
  12. The fluorescent (two way) strip light in the garage of our 1970's house has just died which is no bad thing as it gave poor light, ate starters at a ridiculous rate and hummed so I'm gonna change it to an LED equivalent. As I understand it's OK to do this in my own house provided I don't do any work in the kitchen or bathrooms nor add any circuits, so (power off) I took down the old fitting and discovered wiring as below picture which (left to right) is - Two yellow earths Four reds A green & yellow earth (for the new fitting earth I assume?). Two blues (sheathed red) and Two blacks So where do I fit the new brown and blue please and should I tidy all this up in a junction box (I've only got a 4 way but I assume I can combine all the earths)? Thanks in advance.
  13. I would suggest you try it again. IMHO it's the best nav system by far (especially in the USA) and gives good warning on speed cameras, potholes, accidents etc. I use it almost daily on regular journeys just to avoid roadworks or other hold ups.
  14. ..same with duvets & pillows. Buy the best & you'll never regret it.
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    25 cartridge boxes

    I think the clue is in the title TC?
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