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Cruiser restoration and wheelchair adaption

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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Thank you all for your kind words, but today I ask you to "Smile for Kyle" it's a powerful thing to share happiness and he did it by the boat load.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 714 ✭✭✭WildWater


    So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences. Tears were welling up in my eyes as I was reading the thread then the photo above and I smiled. RIP Kyle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,737 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Kyle may have had a short life and no doubt a difficult one but I don't think he could have landed in a better place, Fergal.
    His smiles said it all.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,868 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    Deepest condolences Fergal to you and your family at this difficult time.

    I/we know that you gave your son the best life imaginable.

    RIP


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭sogood


    I just saw the sad news today Fergal and I feel for you and your family. Try to take some consolation from the quality of time you had together as opposed to the quantity. He was a very fortunate child to have such a selfless father. Deepest sympathies to all.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Thank you all for your kind words and those of you that attended the service it was very much appreciated, hard times ahead but I hope to get down to the boat this weekend.

    The program "My 10k holiday home" will be on again this weekend at 6:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday on virgin one and will hopefully have a little tribute to Kyle in the credits.




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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    A nice little gift was given to us from friends in the marina, it was a bit too wild to head out on the water but the shebeen was open so we made the most of that. :)



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 76 ✭✭seaking


    just gone back a few pages . Fergal i am so sorry for your loss God only takes the Good . you are an amazing man you will get through this . may God be with you & your family . R.I.P. Kyle .


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    So my heart is not up to hand winching the anchor so I decided to fit an electric windlass.




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    The drop into the well is not deep enough to take all the chain and rope so I had to drill a hole into the bulkhead.

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    I then fiberglassed a bit of drain pipe into the hole.

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    I use the cable ties so I can see when the anchor is near the roller then I know just to use short bursts to get the anchor up and over.

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    I also had to install a larger bow roller and have some bow switches that you can operate the winch with your feet but I am going to fit a remote control so I may not need the switches.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,428 ✭✭✭quietsailor


    That's a tasty install :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,357 ✭✭✭Tow


    Any photos of the chain store and modifications required? Probably more work went into it than the flashy hardware on deck!

    When is the money (including lost growth) Michael Noonan took in the Pension Levy going to be paid back?



  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Tow wrote: »
    Any photos of the chain store and modifications required? Probably more work went into it than the flashy hardware on deck!

    Not really behind this door

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    is one of these :D the locker is mainly filled with sand bags so I'm just loosing a bit of storage space.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Job done for the weekend, I fitted two 175w victron monocrystalline solar panels that should keep me off the grid running the diesel night heater and charging the batteries where ever we go :) I also got a discount from euromotive.ie by saying I saw the driftwood video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX-6tqFKw7s&feature=emb_logo

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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    First test run with a "poweregg x wizard" waterproof drone today I didn't edit it much or fly too far from the boat so just a lot of lake and sky and a bit of self isolating:) I still have a good bit of learning to do.








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