We had our NB built last year and collected it in the summer, we are currently in a marina and have recently noticed trickles of water running down the chimney, this has caused a little rust at the base of the chimney. My husband queried this with the company who installed the the stove and was told that this is a common thing and that we have to reseal(externally) on a regular basis, they recommended the type of sealant to use.
I'm wondering if this info is correct or has the stove not been fitted correctly? Any advice would be most welcome.
We've been waiting for our NB to be built and fitted out and have been told we can pick up next Wednesday from Lymm to take to Devizes, so far so good, then hubby was told he couldn't get the time off work because of the games, he had to put in an appeal to the 'Gods' even though his boss was happy about it. Just found out this afternoon that they have reconsidered and now give permission, yeahhhhhhh.
Can't wait, I'm so excited, we shall be living on it shortly and then will CC after Christmas some time.
My husband has just bought two rubber topped decking boards from B & Q to join together and make a gang plank, should do the trick and at only £12.98 each it makes it nice and cheap. He will attach strips of wood to the back to make a ladder. See link:
We paid our deposit to Cheshire Boats (Lymm) on Tuesday for a semi trad NB It's a sail away with extras, we're so excited and can't wait, should be ready by the end of June. We've got a place booked at Caen Hill Marina in Devizes so that we can finish her before eventually becoming CCs.
The boat will be blacked and undercoated so we will have to find someone to paint her - any recommendations? Will be looking at having it done around Lymm or down towards the Midlands before taking her home to Devizes.
We will be having a NB built next year(58ft) as we intend to CC for a number of years. I've read some articles concerning the proposed tax changes on diesel ie 100% irrespective of whether it is used for heating or propulsion. This seems like an expensive way to heat the boat and I was wondering if anyone has experience of using two separate tanks, one for engine use(at 100%) and one for heating etc (at 5%). Also the optimum sizes for both tanks, taking into account the trade off between loss of space and regularity of filling them. I don't want them to be too big and lose space on the boat but neither do I want to refuel every week, especially in the winter. Any advice would be appreciated.