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  1. Hi Martyn, Yes I got the fixing bracket from you at the last Crick show , I didn't bolt it on in the end but used "sticks like sh.." instead, The sat dome is still firmly stuck down nearly 2 years on.
  2. I refurbished our hatch recently, like yours the ply covering and wood surround was rotten. Used this for insulation - Diall 5mm Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam Laminate & solid wood flooring Underlay panels | DIY at B&Q stuck up with stixall then covered with these Natural Parquet Parquet effect Self adhesive Vinyl tile, Pack of 13 | DIY at B&Q It might be wishful thinking but the bedroom feels warmer and there is a noticeable lack of condensation in the morning.
  3. Sorry I have no idea of your belt size but try having a look for a number on your existing belt then Mr Google is your friend. My travelpower belt is a 6PK1113 but on a completely different set up unfortunately.
  4. As above, if you have access then bolt through the gunwhale, if not you will need to cut a thread. This job is on my to do list after losing one of our forward fairleads recently when the silly little tapped screws gave way. Luckily I have access to the underside of the gunwale via the gas locker so will be bolting them in this time. I also bought a couple of cleats to fit each side just forward of the cratch board to make mooring up easier, I hopefully won't have to clamber onto the front to tie up onto the centre "T" stud anymore.
  5. MK 2 escort was my guess too.
  6. The highway code is littered with the phrases "should not" and "must not", "must not " being law and "should not" being advisory (ish). Ignoring a "should not" while not illegal in itself could still be used against you in court. More here - https://driversmocktest.com/uk-highway-code-wording-explained/ So for rule 46 These vehicles MUST NOT be used on motorways (see Rule 253). (This part is law) They should not be used on unrestricted dual carriageways where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) (This part advice.) but if they ar
  7. Don't see why not, as long as your in control and not bouncing of things I don't see a problem.
  8. Mines are down to 12.1ish overnight, new batteries needed before winter I think
  9. Craziest rule in the highway code award goes to ............. The class 3 scooter (8mph one) can be used on dual carriageways, where the speed limit is above 50mph they must display a flashing amber beacon. 😲 Rule 46 These vehicles MUST NOT be used on motorways (see Rule 253). They should not be used on unrestricted dual carriageways where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) but if they are used on these dual carriageways, they MUST have a flashing amber beacon. A flashing amber beacon should be used on all other dual carriageways (see Rule 220).
  10. Doh !!!! Told you It might be me being stoopid
  11. yup, been there entered the search terms, i.e. devizes & 10 mile radius, it brings up a map showing moorings at devizes wharf and foxhangers but can't seem to progress past that to an actual booking page ? (it might just be me being stoopid )
  12. We are cc liveaboards currently on the K&A and looking at the possibility of taking a winter mooring as opposed to a marina near Devizes, basically we are looking for anyone's experience or thoughts on the pros and cons of this. Also has anyone managed to complete the process online? I had a little play with it on the c&rt website but can't seem to find a way past the locations map to get to an actual booking page. There is also the option of continuing to cc of course Opinions on the above please.......
  13. Mrs waterdog has one of these and mine is the same bike but not electric. https://www.halfords.com/bikes/electric-bikes/carrera-crosscity-folding-electric-bike-750632.html?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Cycling>Bikes>Electric+Bikes-_-Cycling>Bikes>Electric+Bikes-_-750632&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istFeedId=62b447cf-331e-4fec-a47a-9985ff72d404&istItemId=wqapawpmq&istBid=tzpr&_$ja=tsid:94971|cid:367490825|agid:1291926483181981|tid:pla-4584345023483356|crid:|nw:o|rnd:|dvc:c|adp:|mt:e|loc:&msclkid=2bd597b4d60a182281d9c8eeb3bdc2e8&utm
  14. Don't ask me anything technical but purely from observation my solar drops to 13.6v at around 4 amp no matter how sunny it is, I assume this is the controller going into float mode.
  15. Picked up one of these today, just in case ........ They look small enough to fit down the weed hatch though I hope I never need to find out. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-bolt-cutter-366mm/p/0244525
  16. Update, just done an hours cruise and everything working as normal, no loss of drive or funny noises 🤔 Yesterdays cruise was in the tail end of storm Francis so there was a lot of small branches and leaves in the canal (we passed some contractors tidying up fallen trees etc) so its possible it was some crap on the prop, it was absolutely clear when I went down the hatch though but I fully expected to find an old mattress or similar from the way the boat behaved. The drivetrain bolts etc look ok from what I can tell but it will need someone younger and more f
  17. I normally notice the noise when cruising at lower revs and it goes away when increasing the revs. Just tried it while tied up, no noise in forward but heard it in reverse at low revs.
  18. All looks normal, shaft spins freely by hand with nothing obviously untoward. No, engine sounds really sweet when revved in neutral. It seems more like a gearbox / drive train issue.
  19. The drive plate did cross my mind as there doesn't seem to be anything obviously wrong externally, are there any checks that can be made to determine if the drive plate is on its way out or is it just a case of waiting till it breaks? Lol, thankfully we just came off the Thames last week and now on the K&A.
  20. Thoughts and advice on the following please, I'm not sure if all of the following is connected or not but the history so far, The boat is a 2003 r&d 60ft with a beta 38 and prm 150 gearbox and been in our ownership for 18 months. From the start I noticed that the tiller had to be held slightly off centre to keep the boat straight and there was minor vibration via the tiller arm, nothing that bothered me too much tbh. Over time I also noticed an occasional very slight tinkling noise when under way which appeared to be coming from under my feet, (propeller /
  21. Hope everyone is ok, We've been lucky, we just come off the Wey on Tuesday.
  22. that pretty much sums it up, we have two ageing labs on board. one will walk the plank but the other refuses and will try to jump whatever the gap is, so getting at least one end in close is vital.
  23. Not sure what its like normally but we had two weeks on last month from Lechlade to the Wey and found it very quiet during the week and busy at the weekends, mooring can be an issue though, mostly on the southern end. We found we had to carry on longer than we wanted to sometimes to find space for a 60' nb. There are loads of places a small grp could get in and a multitude of no mooring signs which made it difficult. Heading back up to the k&a from the Wey on Monday so will see if its any different going upstream.
  24. As title, Pyrford Marina pump out machine is out of service and according to marina staff is unlikely to be back in action before the 18th Aug as they are waiting for a new machine arriving from Germany. Recommendations for the nearest alternative that is easily accessible for a 60' nb please. We are travelling from the River Wey towards Reading.
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