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  3. I keep an old leaky smelly air bed for guests, they don't stay long.
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  4. As a general rule, never go for the electric version of anything that heats up. Heating stuff demands a lot of energy, canes your batteries and 12V heating energy is feeble. Kettles are a good eample. The 170W kettle performance will be pathetic. Use a kettle on a gas ring.
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  5. The Yonne agin. The locks get wider, yet more primitive, on the way towards the Seine. The freight barge seen leaving is pushing another, occupying the full length of the lock when inside. To moor up on entering from above, the bow is brought to rest against the vertical bit of wall just before the lower gates, which involves some fine calculation on the steerer's part, being 2 x 38.5 metres back from the point of contact. These boats are built of thinner metal than narrow boats are made of, and they had 500 tonnes of grain on board. On this pair the captain and his wife took turns up at the bow end, communicating through loudspeaker connection as they made their way on.
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  9. 30k seems cheap to me, it’s a boat I’ve seen a few times, and I’d love it.
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  15. It looked freshly dumped of you know what I mean!….had the same at norbury last year….one bin was full…bags were dumped on the ground yet loads of space in some of the other bins…I just put some gloves on and had it tidy in 5 mins. The reality is some people including boaters are scruffy arses that can’t be bothered and hope someone else sorts the mess out.
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  24. 10/10 for spot the mooring. It was indeed that one -I had a jolly pleasants nights kip there after they had all left for the night 😀
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  25. I sent Jason a link to the thread and told him he can't afford it 😃 - he's too busy with his yacht repair business in Mallorca anyway though. A couple of views of Jason and Mike Carter at the bottom of the Hanwell thick taking two joeys for a job on the river. Johnny Dakin is on the hopper behind. Also coincidently we saw Silverlit at St Symphorien last week - Silverlit won the tug of war between the two at Brentford as I recall. Tam
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  31. I've got an inflatable mattress as a guest bed. They're all much of a muchness and really only suitable for the occasional night.
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  32. Today in 2006 on the Voges canal. Lots of duckweed about so pleased we’ve got keel cooling. The crew had a walk between the locks.
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  34. On this day 2016 Sunset cruise on the Witham On this day 2014 Sunset cruise to Torksey Lock On this day 2012 Newark
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  38. At over 10 amps draw, I bet the socket and plug will get hot and suffer a shortened life, quite apart from the effect that current draw would have on the batteries. I would suggest that you probably only have one domestic battery on a boat that size, so stick with the kettle on the gas.
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  40. For hair?, I know you didnt have a lot up top, but Mrs Hound had a fine bob.
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  41. The fact that both sides are complaining about too much coverage of the other side's views suggests to me that the BBC is generally pitching things about right.
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  43. I suppose I shouldn't comment on this post but as the seller I have no idea what it is worth as it is a unique craft so I am starting with the insurance valuation. I am more concerned that it goes to a good home rather than ending up as a liveaboard in London so price is not critical. As far as the hull goes there is always the possibility of find a thin bit or bad rivet on a 90 year old boat but on the last survey all readings were 5-6mm bar one which was 4.4. As the hull and superstructure is all steel no water gets into the boat and any that would drains to a single point so internal corrosion is not a problem. After the last survey the boat was blasted, molten zinc sprayed and two packed by debdale; an expensive process but it really lasts. I know the engine is strange but to turn the original propeller it would have needed a heavy engine to give the right torque characteristics but as the engine had already been located under the stern deck this would have led to too much rear draft. The 4litre 6 cylinder engine is indirect combustion, high torque and with a heavy flywheel ticks over slowly and has proved totally reliable over twenty years. If anyone wanted to sacrifice some of the accommodation I am sure it would be great with something like a K2 in it.
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  47. You should only ever paint one of those on bear metal...
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  48. Cheers Zen, after 2 days RCR turned up with the replacement gearbox, only to find out that it was the drive plate that was broken. Which was what I had suspected in the first place. So another 2 day passed and they fitted a new drive plate. All OK now elbows crossed.
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