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About NewCanalBoy

  • Birthday 11/25/1968

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    Orpington, Kent
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    Avoiding things........

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    Little Wing
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  1. Thanks. Think I'll leave all the extra pipework off for the moment and see if it makes any difference to noise levels. Air filter is pretty good though.
  2. Out of interest do people just have an air filter inside the engine bay or do they have pipe work with it to the outside of the boat ? Mine has an air filter then some pipe that goes to an airbox then another piece of pipe that goes to a grill above the decks. Seems like a lot of overkill ?! Don"t know whether to get rid of it and just leave the air filter or leave it all in place.
  3. Thanks everybody I'll check a few things. It has been out a few times in May and got up to temperature.
  4. Hi folks - is there anyway you can check the emissions on a BMC engine ? Reason I ask is that I'm sure it's a bit smellier than I remembered !! Having not used it in 2020 and only just starting again maybe I haven't got use to it. I assume that if it's overfueling I will see black smoke ? (Which I don't). But it just smells a bit and after some time I feel a little nauseous (unless it's the sun and heat affect ?) No noticeable difference in the rate of fuel I use. What checks can be done please ?
  5. Ok thanks folks - another day, another job !!
  6. I take it my window seals have simply shrunk over time ? Most end about a cm too soon at either end. Where can I source some new ones please ?
  7. Well I repaired with some gasket sealant and it's currently holding pressure. If I get through another season with it for a fiver I will be pleased !!
  8. My Aquaking says it was manufactured in 1997 !! Maybe before the Chinese quality control ?!
  9. Well I've got it out and dismantled, so I might as well have a go with some gasket sealant. No harm in trying !
  10. Found my water pump leaking. Just seeping at the join. Phoned somebody up regarding wether you could buy spares for them. Was just told that spares cost as much as a new pump. (?!) Anyhow, guy told me most people just bought normal pumps as they were cheaper than marine pumps and were the same. So what type of pump would you buy - a marine specific one or just a caravan one ?
  11. Well what an interesting (sh*t) year it's been. Thought I'd add a bit more to this thread. I sponged all the remains water out, stuck a fan under the floor for a long time and got in bone dry. On the occasional allowed visit last year and after some heavy spells of rain no water or signs of dampness at all. Think I can safely rule out any leaks from Windows/doors/hull. So what now ? Thinking that whilst my water tank is virtually empty do I get the rest out. Shall I use some sealant and seal all the joins as a precaution ? Otherwise I
  12. Blimey - what have I started ?! Better not say what I've just ordered........
  13. Need a tunnel light for future use. Want one that can be plugged/unplugged, prefer LED. Maybe magnetic so will stick on the roof. Any recommendations ?
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