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Barge project 26 Jul 2017 23:05 #93879

You might try the Separate which is a dry toilet that indeed looks like a proper toilet. www.separett.com/
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Hello All
Wow its been a while since I was last here. I've been very busy on my boat, I still have a lon way to go but everything is going in the right direction.
I am at yet another juncture and I would love to have anyone's opinions on toilets. There are so many out there. My quandary is which one is the best and why. I won't be having a pump out so it will be either a porta potty or composting .I would prefer a porta loo but the ones I have seen don't look very loo like. Is there anyone out there that can offer me any suggestions and what (if any) experience they've had with them

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Barge project 26 Jul 2017 22:00 #93878

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Hello All
Wow its been a while since I was last here. I've been very busy on my boat, I still have a lon way to go but everything is going in the right direction.
I am at yet another juncture and I would love to have anyone's opinions on toilets. There are so many out there. My quandary is which one is the best and why. I won't be having a pump out so it will be either a porta potty or composting .I would prefer a porta loo but the ones I have seen don't look very loo like. Is there anyone out there that can offer me any suggestions and what (if any) experience they've had with them

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J

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Barge project 29 Apr 2017 10:25 #89712

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I will be look into Iroko further if teak is deemed to be out of reach financially.

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Barge project 29 Apr 2017 10:21 #89711

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Thank you John
I now another welder who came highly recommended by a chap on here. His name is Richard Stickney of T& F welding.
And yes you are correct in your assumption regarding Gumtree he is using images of my boat in his advert. The thing is that the extension he built that in the picture leaked.
I'm moving and looking forward and I haven't let this horrible experience deter me, I'm way too stubborn, driven and passionate to allow that to happen.
I will post more photos soon
J

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Barge project 28 Apr 2017 14:25 #89682

The iroko we used for our lantern light looks beautiful (rich mid brown) and as we trust the woodworker whose choice it was, it seems like a long-lasting choice too.
> On 26 Apr 2017, at 21:07, DBA Forum (B) - Joan Eagles wrote:
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> Hi all
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> I'm now back in the saddle and I took one of the original external sliding doors to my friends son in Nottingham who's a joiner and makes amazing handmade bespoke furniture. The plan is to use it to make 2 new ones using it as a template. My question is what is the best timber to use to create a beautiful but hard wearing durable door
> All suggestions welcome
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Barge project 27 Apr 2017 10:19 #89624

Sam Archer wrote: A quick Google will bring up what I think is the Gumtree ad. Another person to add to my special list of tradesmen.

ps genuinely sorry tp hear of your struggles. Can recommend a good welder in and around East London if needed.

John Booker wrote: Hello Joan,

The primary purpose and value of the forum is to inform our members. As
long as you stick to facts and keep character opinions out of it, then
the forum is fine. So I feel you should disclose the contents of your
survey of the work done, who the surveyor is, who the contractor is, and
what he has said about the contractor's work, no more no less. It is
your right as a member to discuss your problem with us, just don't
embroider the facts with personalities. We will bear in mind that there
are 2 sides in every dispute.

Regards

John Booker


On 10/04/2017 23:44, DBA Forum (B) - Joan Eagles wrote:
> Thank you Johnathon ,
> I will email him fingers crossed he can help or knows someone who can.
>
> Ann it is very frustrating and I have been sad and angry about what has happened, but I won't let what he has done deter me. I am taking legal advise on this matter, its early days yet but I must be careful about how much I say. I will leave him to the powers that be and I will do what is necessary to complete my project as intended. Just every body be careful because he is still out there (but I cannot name him)
>
> Regards
> J
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Barge project 27 Apr 2017 10:10 #89623

A quick Google will bring up what I think is the Gumtree ad. Another person to add to my special list of tradesmen.

John Booker wrote: Hello Joan,

The primary purpose and value of the forum is to inform our members. As
long as you stick to facts and keep character opinions out of it, then
the forum is fine. So I feel you should disclose the contents of your
survey of the work done, who the surveyor is, who the contractor is, and
what he has said about the contractor's work, no more no less. It is
your right as a member to discuss your problem with us, just don't
embroider the facts with personalities. We will bear in mind that there
are 2 sides in every dispute.

Regards

John Booker


On 10/04/2017 23:44, DBA Forum (B) - Joan Eagles wrote:
> Thank you Johnathon ,
> I will email him fingers crossed he can help or knows someone who can.
>
> Ann it is very frustrating and I have been sad and angry about what has happened, but I won't let what he has done deter me. I am taking legal advise on this matter, its early days yet but I must be careful about how much I say. I will leave him to the powers that be and I will do what is necessary to complete my project as intended. Just every body be careful because he is still out there (but I cannot name him)
>
> Regards
> J
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Barge project 27 Apr 2017 08:59 #89620

Teak is mega expensive if you can find it.

I would also vote for Iroko. Stable, and a bit oily like teak so not so prone as the likes of oak and mahogany to staining where water can ingress, e.g. at end grains at joints. Not very nice to work with though.

Sikkens now do a microporous gloss finish, "TGL" which I am finding very good after the first four or so years using it.

Balliol.

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Barge project 27 Apr 2017 04:17 #89617

Teak is excellent followed by Iroko. Both are oily and teak easier to machine and teak is more expensive.
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Barge project 26 Apr 2017 22:07 #89615

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Hi all

I'm now back in the saddle and I took one of the original external sliding doors to my friends son in Nottingham who's a joiner and makes amazing handmade bespoke furniture. The plan is to use it to make 2 new ones using it as a template. My question is what is the best timber to use to create a beautiful but hard wearing durable door
All suggestions welcome
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Barge project 11 Apr 2017 12:06 #88987

Hello Joan,

The primary purpose and value of the forum is to inform our members. As
long as you stick to facts and keep character opinions out of it, then
the forum is fine. So I feel you should disclose the contents of your
survey of the work done, who the surveyor is, who the contractor is, and
what he has said about the contractor's work, no more no less. It is
your right as a member to discuss your problem with us, just don't
embroider the facts with personalities. We will bear in mind that there
are 2 sides in every dispute.

Regards

John Booker


On 10/04/2017 23:44, DBA Forum (B) - Joan Eagles wrote:
> Thank you Johnathon ,
> I will email him fingers crossed he can help or knows someone who can.
>
> Ann it is very frustrating and I have been sad and angry about what has happened, but I won't let what he has done deter me. I am taking legal advise on this matter, its early days yet but I must be careful about how much I say. I will leave him to the powers that be and I will do what is necessary to complete my project as intended. Just every body be careful because he is still out there (but I cannot name him)
>
> Regards
> J
>
>
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Barge project 11 Apr 2017 00:44 #88971

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Thank you Johnathon ,
I will email him fingers crossed he can help or knows someone who can.

Ann it is very frustrating and I have been sad and angry about what has happened, but I won't let what he has done deter me. I am taking legal advise on this matter, its early days yet but I must be careful about how much I say. I will leave him to the powers that be and I will do what is necessary to complete my project as intended. Just every body be careful because he is still out there (but I cannot name him)

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Barge project 10 Apr 2017 22:43 #88968

Can't recommend Richard Stickney enough. Thoroughly nice guy and very good with metal. Has recently done a big replating job.
Based in the southeast so not sure if that would work for your project. Drop him an email and mention me - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





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On 10 Apr 2017, at 7:25 pm, DBA Forum (B) - Eric Stott <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:


I feel so sorry for you what a rotten man

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On 10 Apr 2017, at 19:09, DBA Forum (B) - Joan Eagles wrote:


Hi all
I'm back but its bad news I'm afraid. The welder that was doing the hull of my boat has ripped me off for thousands of pounds. I had the welds inspected part way through the work and the report came back stating that almost 40% of the welds were below standard. I have paid the welder thousands of pounds and he has now disappeared. He called me the day that I gave him more money to tell me that he would not be coming back to rectify the work that he had been paid for. To rub salt into the wounds he is using images of my boat to advertise for welding work on Gumtree and on his Facebook page.
I am in the process of going down the legal route not only in the attempt to try and get some of my money back but mainly to let him know that he cannot do this to others, as I'm sure I'm not the first person he has scammed in this way. I am however determined to get Via Nova back in the water my only problem now is finding an honest,trustworthy person who can weld and be a part of this labour of love of mine.
If there is anyone out there or if anyone knows of a person who can help me to accomplish what I set out to do then please please let me know
Thank you all
Determined J
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Barge project 10 Apr 2017 20:25 #88967

I feel so sorry for you what a rotten man

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> On 10 Apr 2017, at 19:09, DBA Forum (B) - Joan Eagles wrote:
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>
> Hi all
> I'm back but its bad news I'm afraid. The welder that was doing the hull of my boat has ripped me off for thousands of pounds. I had the welds inspected part way through the work and the report came back stating that almost 40% of the welds were below standard. I have paid the welder thousands of pounds and he has now disappeared. He called me the day that I gave him more money to tell me that he would not be coming back to rectify the work that he had been paid for. To rub salt into the wounds he is using images of my boat to advertise for welding work on Gumtree and on his Facebook page.
> I am in the process of going down the legal route not only in the attempt to try and get some of my money back but mainly to let him know that he cannot do this to others, as I'm sure I'm not the first person he has scammed in this way. I am however determined to get Via Nova back in the water my only problem now is finding an honest,trustworthy person who can weld and be a part of this labour of love of mine.
> If there is anyone out there or if anyone knows of a person who can help me to accomplish what I set out to do then please please let me know
> Thank you all
> Determined J
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Barge project 10 Apr 2017 19:08 #88963

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Hi all
I'm back but its bad news I'm afraid. The welder that was doing the hull of my boat has ripped me off for thousands of pounds. I had the welds inspected part way through the work and the report came back stating that almost 40% of the welds were below standard. I have paid the welder thousands of pounds and he has now disappeared. He called me the day that I gave him more money to tell me that he would not be coming back to rectify the work that he had been paid for. To rub salt into the wounds he is using images of my boat to advertise for welding work on Gumtree and on his Facebook page.
I am in the process of going down the legal route not only in the attempt to try and get some of my money back but mainly to let him know that he cannot do this to others, as I'm sure I'm not the first person he has scammed in this way. I am however determined to get Via Nova back in the water my only problem now is finding an honest,trustworthy person who can weld and be a part of this labour of love of mine.
If there is anyone out there or if anyone knows of a person who can help me to accomplish what I set out to do then please please let me know
Thank you all
Determined J

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Barge project 29 Mar 2017 07:15 #88407

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Hi Ann
Thank you for your input ,but sadly your photos did not upload. I would however love to see them so maybe you could give it another go
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Barge project 26 Mar 2017 20:07 #88267

I've switched to Jotun and in UK reckoned it was pretty reasonably priced, certainly from Bayside Marine, Brixham. The previous Dutch De Ijssel paint is very expensive in comparison, but has lasted well - 12 years.
Covering the previous coatings, I used Al87 primer followed by 2 XP topcoats with International Anti Slip powder in the final coat on the decks.

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Barge project 26 Mar 2017 10:28 #88255

I'm no paint expert but we got directed to Jotun paints. They make a pretty sound paint system but it's more than three coats and as a result it's taken us literally years to redo our exterior paint.

Base layers are Jotamastic - www.jotun.com/be/en/b2b/paintsandcoatings/brands/Jotamastic.aspx 1 of #87 then 2 of #90.
Then the top coats with the colour you want are Hardtop Flexi which is UV resistant:
www.jotun.com/uk/en/b2b/paintsandcoatings/products/hardtop-flexi.aspx

But not the cheapest, and it's long so I'm sure there are other options.

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Barge project 26 Mar 2017 05:37 #88252

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I have checked and they can do them so can Wesley marine Windows. I posted templates of the windows a with the questionable radiuses and got the thumbs up from both. They have both been very helpful and gave plenty of advise. Their prices are more or less on par with one another too. Decisions decisions
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Barge project 24 Mar 2017 09:34 #88157

Check early on the diameter of the corners of the windows this company makes suits your windows; some companies only do 4” /100mm corners whilst others do 3” 75mm. ANN
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> Can anyone help me out here? I have come across a company called Technautics Marine Windows,has anyone had any dealings with them if so what's your opinion ? As I am thinking of using their services to make my windows
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