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Marine Radar: The Boat Owner's Complete Guide to Navigation and Collision Avoidance
Marine Radar: The Boat Owner's Complete Guide to Navigation and Collision Avoidance
Price: £7.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Very clear, concise book that gives you the fundamentals..., 11 Aug 2014
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I really enjoyed this book and felt it got me the information I needed quickly and easily and clearly explaining concepts like shadow and rain/sea clutter as well as why shores don't always look like they do on the map on a radar.

The only disappointment was the back of the book included a code for getting money of a Radar Simulator package for PC - but the code didn't work.


iRoboVac XD Robot Vacuum Cleaner
iRoboVac XD Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Offered by Paramount Zone COM UK
Price: £299.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, good service, clean floors., 11 Aug 2014
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This thing is brilliant! Let it out each day and as long as you have short pile carpets or wood floors it will keep them pretty clean. You'll need to run a vac round every now and then still, but much less often.

Also it's fun and surprisingly cute.

The mop pad clips on the bottom. It's basically just a microfibre pad that the machine rubs along the floor - that said it works quite well.Floors look good after this has been round but it can't always get into corners so it won't replace vaccing completely. It doesn't like tassles on rugs or anything long pile.

The remote takes two AAAs and works great - you can drive the little guy around to where you want him or to make him focus on a particular area using the joystick. The virtual wall takes two C batteries, and again, it works. The touchscreen is really just flush buttons that are lit up with symbols - but it's easy to use and clear.

The front of the machine has two rotating brushes to sweep dirt in under the suction. On ours these stopped working. I took the advice in the box and phoned Paramount Zone who sold it to us. They diagnosed the problem and agreed to get the machine repaired - but when I requested it they were happy to just send the parts and even a video on how to fit them. After taking the machine apart and putting it back together again my impression is it's very well made and I'm relieved to know spares are available. We'd really miss him if he broke!

I haven't had the more expensive main brand - but I really don't see what it can do that this guy doesn't do brilliantly!


Laser 5284 Battery Terminal Crimping Tool
Laser 5284 Battery Terminal Crimping Tool
Price: £17.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well!, 11 Aug 2014
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I was cynical about how well this would work - but actually it does. I hit it with a pretty heavy hammer, but every single crimp has been tight. For the price and for an occasional user (such as boat owners like me) - this is a must have.


The Original Mug For Life - BPA Free Eco Travel Mug
The Original Mug For Life - BPA Free Eco Travel Mug
Offered by MugForLife
Price: £14.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was hoping for..., 31 Oct 2012
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I bought this so I could make a coffee in the morning and drink it on the way to work. For that it works perfectly.

Highlights:

*Feels solid and high quality.
*Brown holder thing comes off for cleaning.
*Mug rinses clean REALLY easily.
*Screw top lid nice and secure.
*Keeps the drink hot much longer than a standard paper cup.

Drawbacks:

*Isn't spill proof. But as it says does slow spills - the coffee can only get out of the little hole at the top like any coffee shop cup and lid.

*Doesn't keep things hot anywhere near as long as a proper thermos would.


1 Roll Gaffer tape Blue 48mm x 50m gaffa duct duck packing cloth book binding
1 Roll Gaffer tape Blue 48mm x 50m gaffa duct duck packing cloth book binding
Offered by Lowest Price
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars It's gaffer tape..., 22 Oct 2012
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Darker blue than the picture but in other respects exactly what you expect. Strong, sticky, easy to tear off the reel, fix anything.


Fly By Wire: The Geese, The Glide, The 'Miracle' on the Hudson
Fly By Wire: The Geese, The Glide, The 'Miracle' on the Hudson
Price: £5.03

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful alternative view, 22 Oct 2012
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I've read a few books of this type and most are utterly critical of the airbus fly by wire model. This book is the opposite. While accepting that it can create issues, it also highlights the part that FBW paid in helping the miracle on the hudson happen. Not to mention the number of incidents that never began because the plane prevented a pilot from making a human error.

It doesn't criticise Sully or the crew in anyway, or take away from their achievement, but it does provide context around it and show the part that good design played in the successful outcome.

A good read and a welcome change from all the books that ignore the positives of FBW and focus only on the negatives.


Leopet® KBD008/2blue Cat Tree Scratching Post Sisal Height about 180cm Blue
Leopet® KBD008/2blue Cat Tree Scratching Post Sisal Height about 180cm Blue
Offered by JAGO24 UK
Price: £39.17

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, 28 Sep 2012
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This thing is massive, but the biggest surprise was the quality. It goes together really well, and it's very sturdy. A lot more so than some more expensive cat trees I've owned. The cat seems to be getting to like it too.

For the price it has to get 5 stars, but I would say that the top little house and the baskets are perhaps a bit small for larger cats.
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Freighter Captain
Freighter Captain
Price: £3.20

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps life at sea isn't as romantic as it seems..,, 28 Sep 2012
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This is a gripping and slightly uncomfortable read. Max doesn't always write it in a way to make him seem likeable. He makes it clear that he's not above hurting someone who gets in the ship's way. But he does manage to portray that to an extent that is what the business is like, and that to do his job, it is necessary. There is always someone trying to steal from the ship and crew in some way, whether that's an owner who won't pay, a poor local desperate for something to sell, or nature herself wanting the ship back where it came from.

He does make himself seem pretty infallible, doesn't seem to make many mistakes, but perhaps the narrative is lightly idealised. Or perhaps he was just doing it too long.

In any case - it's a really good read and paints a deep and colourful picture of the life of a small freighter in Haitian waters.

Definitely worth a look.


SANER 1500mAh rechargeable Li-ion Battery for Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 - Extra Long Life,Compatible with Samsung Galaxy GIO/S5670, Galaxy Fit/B7510.
SANER 1500mAh rechargeable Li-ion Battery for Samsung Galaxy ACE S5830 - Extra Long Life,Compatible with Samsung Galaxy GIO/S5670, Galaxy Fit/B7510.
Offered by EasyAcc.U Store

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Battery, 28 Sep 2012
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I needed a new battery for my Ace because the previous one was worn out and the battery life was just a few hours.

I'm normally very wary and very skeptical of aftermarket non-genuine batteries. But this one is different. It's like having a new phone, and does noticeably have more capacity than the original battery when it was new.

Fits perfectly. Good quality. Recommended unreservedly.


Sodastream 1041342490 PET Bottles Set of 3
Sodastream 1041342490 PET Bottles Set of 3
Price: £24.04

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What you expect..., 27 Sep 2012
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They are just like the bottles supplied with the machine, which also means they aren't dishwasher safe. You need to pay extra for that (SodaStream 1041242490 Dishwasher Safe Carbonating Bottles 2x 1 Litre).

But if you want some more bottles for your sodastream (perhaps because yours have reached the expiry date printed on the side), or if you just want a good quality strong reusable plastic bottle for another reason, these are great.


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