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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,894
Posted By ac505
A word of caution regards an X5 for towing. I...

A word of caution regards an X5 for towing. I bought one, it was a truly awful tow vehicle. Example: reversing up a gravel driveway if would be bouncing around trying to get grip, whereas my A6 would...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-04-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,229
Posted By ac505
Okay, given where I live, as far as this forum is...

Okay, given where I live, as far as this forum is concerned, I'm the self professed expert on the subject... I would ALWAYS add water to whisky, it totally unlocks the taste, especially with any of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,894
Posted By ac505
I've owned two a6's which shares the same...

I've owned two a6's which shares the same engine(3.0tdi) possibly also trans and most of the electronics. I sold the first one at 110kmiles/7 years old, in that time I replaced the alternator and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By ac505
Brilliant, thanks Jared.

Brilliant, thanks Jared.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By ac505
Yeah, think I understand you. So the two side...

Yeah, think I understand you. So the two side hatches are latched and the tab beneath the centre hatch prevents it from opening.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By ac505
Need a few pics from an X1/X2/205v

Hi, could anybody snap a couple of pics of the lock/latch mechanism for the 3 piece deck on a 205v. Specifically I'm looking to see where the latch mechanism is on the middle deck lid.

I have a one...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By ac505
Leaving boards in a rack is a daft idea to say...

Leaving boards in a rack is a daft idea to say the least. I'm urprised that in America where litigation is common, that anybody entertains it. The problem isn't so much the boards flying out when you...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-21-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 40,785
Posted By ac505
We're at 1/litre so in your money thats around...

We're at 1/litre so in your money thats around $5.50/US gallon.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By ac505
The holes probably weren't stressed relieved...

The holes probably weren't stressed relieved (countersunk and edges sanded) in the factory or the screws used too big. Nothing to do with lack of strength, just a superficial gel coat problem which...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-16-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,562
Posted By ac505
Some people on this forum take things far too...

Some people on this forum take things far too literally.....

Iron horse, my earlier post said I have no problem with game hunting and by that I mean deer, certain birds and so on. We all draw the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-15-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,562
Posted By ac505
Too many bloody deer here because some bright...

Too many bloody deer here because some bright sparks killed all the animals that predate on deer. As a plus, you don't even need a gun to "harvest" them (a more appropriate word is kill to correct an...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-15-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,562
Posted By ac505
Damn, hanging my head in shame for being so...

Damn, hanging my head in shame for being so careless with my grammar.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,562
Posted By ac505
Shooting to control numbers (deer, game etc) I...

Shooting to control numbers (deer, game etc) I have no problem with if done correctly.

Shooting bears, sorry your an idiot. And no I'm not trying to create an argument, I'm staring a fact that...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 12-14-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By ac505
Sounds fair enough to me. Bottom paint provides a...

Sounds fair enough to me. Bottom paint provides a much more durable surface compared to gelcoat. Any boat, any age, can get osmosis, it's actually more of a problem with fresh water although many...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,800
Posted By ac505
I gave up a long time ago filling the boat at a...

I gave up a long time ago filling the boat at a petrol station. Now I just fill jerry cans and decant into the boat. Much simpler, quicker and less messy....
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,894
Posted By ac505
I tow my xstar with an Audi A6 3.0tdi Quattro. It...

I tow my xstar with an Audi A6 3.0tdi Quattro. It is at the top end of the tow limit but still legal, it is however absolutely planted and has never given me any cause for concern. Unlike my last by...
Forum: Electrical 11-29-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By ac505
Can you cut a hole in the panel that is...

Can you cut a hole in the panel that is preventing access? If it is he same setup as my xstar, there is what looks like a carpeted piece of PU that screws into the seat back, I'd just take a suitably...
Forum: Electrical 11-29-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By ac505
Bizarre, that second pic is my boat :) After...

Bizarre, that second pic is my boat :)

After reading about possible problems if the actuator goes south I added a piece of webbing that nearly sticks out at the edge of the sunpad. Any problems and...
Forum: Electrical 11-24-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,613
Posted By ac505
Chriswhit, that's not exactly correct. A good...

Chriswhit, that's not exactly correct. A good battery will deliver between 12.5 and around 13.1v. The alternator doesn't bump the voltage up to 14 (ish), it delivers that, period. Wiring direct to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,573
Posted By ac505
So what if the guy steps on a few peoples toes...

So what if the guy steps on a few peoples toes and ruffles feathers. If we all got along this would be a pretty boring forum. I have challenged other people's views on certain topics and met with...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,909
Posted By ac505
yup, you've summed up the gun problem perfectly....

yup, you've summed up the gun problem perfectly. It's not the gun, it's the person that wants an excuse to kill over a small time theft.

Oh, and I'm not too keen on thrives either, a lesson learned...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,909
Posted By ac505
Casual observation- no wonder America has a gun...

Casual observation- no wonder America has a gun problem, the number of people that have suggested shooting (and killing) somebody that has just stolen a set of wheels.... A good kicking fair enough,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,700
Posted By ac505
Given the damage that can be done when an exhaust...

Given the damage that can be done when an exhaust manifold goes and water starts going where it shouldn't, would anybody suggest just replacing manifolds and risers when the boat gets to a certain...
Forum: Electrical 10-06-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By ac505
all sorted now, thanks!!

all sorted now, thanks!!
Forum: Electrical 10-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,613
Posted By ac505
I wouldn't think that is the best course of...

I wouldn't think that is the best course of action. Best to just fix the problem.
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