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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Just a quick question regarding chargers.
    I have a Victron 12V 7A charger that has a Lithium function.
    Will this charger work with such a 200Ah battery, or must I upgrade that to the larger...
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    Transom Replacement in Pretoria

    Howsit!

    We've come into possession of an old Z-craft Invader and I've been tinkering away fixing and updating (mostly cleaning) as we go along.

    I've asked on the marine or boating related...
  3. Re: Painting Inside Of Boat Hull And Other Questions

    You should get in contact with your local fibreglass supply shop and ask them to mix (pigment / colour of your choice) you a batch of gelcoat.

    This is what boats are usually "painted" with .
    The...
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    Dams open to Boaters

    Hi there,

    Does anyone know of any dams around Pretoria that are open to boating?

    I phoned Bronkies (Bajadam) and apparently they allow you to fish from the banks but no boating allowed... go...
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    Re: North Coast road blocks - Beware

    I do not understand, GVM will always be greater than Tare.

    GVM is the total mass that includes the empty trailer weight and the load.
    Tare is the weight of an empty or unloaded trailer.

    Did...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    I have about 90 x 330ml tafel bottels if anyone wants them come and fetch it.
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    Re: Boat Axle = awesome!

    I replaced bearings on my boat axle last week.
    There is a "waterproof grease" specifically for boat axles but I'm with you on the oil filled version.
    I would love to swop my axle out when the...
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    Trailer Data plate example

    Hello,

    We recently bought a boat , it came with a registered and legal "Home Built" trailer.

    I assume I need to put a data plate on the trailer so it complies with the new rules and...
  9. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    So far I've had to leave it in the "cool dark place" for 10 days to 2 weeks so that it can carbonate.

    This has been the 1st batch where it went bang after 7 days.
    Maybe the high temps we've been...
  10. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Sooo this happened...

    I'm on my 10th batch of home brewing and of the 10 this was my 4th batch of pale ale.

    I usually prime the batch by calculating the amount of sugar to be added using this...
  11. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I can also confirm... Once the beerbug bites its hard to go back...

    One belgian blonde... And one pale ale.


    591999
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    Re: Extended Shackle vs Comfort shackles

    Are they also on special? LOL :D
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    Re: Extended Shackle vs Comfort shackles

    Also searched - could not find anything noteworthy.

    Maybe someone can translate this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY20UzSbY4s

    The only benefit I can see is that it will allow for...
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    Re: Extended Shackle vs Comfort shackles

    Reviving an old thread, has anyone had any real world experiences with these comfort shackles?

    Currently on special here: ...
  15. Canvas Hose / Lay flat hose pipe for camping

    I've been searching high and low for a layflat hose pipe that can be used when camping.
    Seems none are available in the country.

    Gardena used to make one - woven canvas hose , kind of looks like...
  16. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I've brewed 4 extract kits, then switched over to all-grain.
    I bottled batch No 3 all-grain batch yesterday - as per Toxxyc's process (standing overnight to cool) without issue.

    Only issue is...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Nice one Wynand.
    All the best with the new adventure.
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    Re: Recovery boards from China

    Just keep in mind that the fibre grating is not lightweight. The two sections of track I have (1200 275 x 2 ) weighs in at 14kg together i.e 7kg each.

    The rough surface helps a bit but can also...
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    Re: Recovery boards from China

    Search for a fibre grating supplier in your area.

    You can buy a full sheet of grating and cut 4 sets of tracks from it for the same price as the cheapest plastic recovery tracks available and it...
  20. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    1st all grain brew taste test... quite impressed with the fruits of my labour.

    I'm not geared to do all-grain. My boil pot is too small so I had to split the boil in two sessions ... doubling...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Looks to me like the body shots both in the pictures and video clips are all just digital renderings.

    The actual vehicle could turn out to look like Geoff from Top Gear... lets hope it looks as...
  22. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    One more question for the all-grain guys...

    How to you store your grain and hops ?

    I bought 4 batches of grain (pre-mixed and milled by the brew store), and will obviously not be brewing it all...
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    Re: What tyre size Hilux Legend 50

    I had the issue on a 2,5 Diesel Pathfinder... even had a Unichip fitted, DPF removed, Freeflow installed... and it still had issues with loss of power from one size larger Profile BF At's.

    Edit:...
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    Re: What tyre size Hilux Legend 50

    If it is an Auto I'll rather stay as close to the standard size as possible.
    Your gearbox and diff ratios are set up / matched.
    If you go one size bigger the gearbox will start hunting for gears on...
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    Re: Warn winch not working

    Also check that one of the small thin wires in the solenoid box did not come loose or are fried.
    I once shorted out and burnt off one of the wires when I inserting the remote control incorrectly...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    20W reptile heating pad from a pet shop.

    I don't have a temperature controller (yet) but I connected the heating pad to a timer that switches it on and off for an hour at a time - during the...
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    Re: Stainless steel snorkels

    Do a search on Facebook for stainless steel snorkels:

    One supplier - seems to be located in Meyerton:
    https://www.facebook.com/AudioRNA/posts/3061354533911369
    Stunning Stainless Steel Snorkel...
  28. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    So the 2nd batch of extract has been in the fermenter for about 9 days now, and so far I'm not able to find any more extract kits to stock up on (you know - for when we move back to Commi-LD Stage 4...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Could not wait to taste... needs a bit more time for better carbonation but its tasting quite good...

    Tip #73... boil the wort outside instead of on the swambo's 4 month old gas stove in the...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Bottling done ... now we wait some more...
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200524/e47b4d21dc490aef1e7dfe9487a28873.jpg
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Thanks Jelo, should I still prime the bottles with the level being at 1010?
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ooops! typo...

    I fixed it, According to the instructions the target is 1005 (not 1050 - sorry)
    Currently sitting at 1010.
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    So today is day 14 of fermenting.
    It seems my brew went to sleep 3 days ago, the SG test was stuck at 1.010 since Monday.

    I double checked the yeast and it indeed states that it is ale yeast -...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I bought from : https://thehomebrewshop.co.za/index.html

    The kit comes complete with everything you need to brew (Fermenter, AirLock Bubbler, Thermometer, Sanitiser etc.) , you can specify what...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Some photos......
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