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FidoDido

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About FidoDido

  • Birthday 10/05/1971

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Shardlow
  • Interests
    Science, Folk music and dance, air-cooled VWs

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  • Occupation
    Professor (Science)
  • Boat Name
    Rivendell
  • Boat Location
    Shardlow

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  • Website URL
    http://nbrivendell.blogspot.co.uk
  1. Not seen it from gt hey wood to penkridge. Am 90%+ I saw it yesterday in the rugely area. I'm a professor of chemistry, so very observant. The boat I saw was in those colours with embossed stern. Of course MCC may well have made several with similar features, but this is the first one in 5 yrs of boating I've noticed, and I'm a proper geek... Will continue to keep my eyes out.
  2. I'm heading from hey wood to atherley.. Likewise. Not many places to moor on the left from fradley to hey wood... Might mean it was on a private mooring? Wish I'd taken a pic:(
  3. Saw a very similar boat yesterday.. Noted the unusual metal stern with imprinted logo, and wondered what it said! I went from Alrewas to Great Haywood yesterday. It was moored on the left, heading north. My guess is hansacre/rugely area. Colour was same on rear, can't vouch for the rest, as it was the rear I stared at.. Saw a very similar boat yesterday.. Noted the unusual metal stern with imprinted logo, and wondered what it said! I went from Alrewas to Great Haywood yesterday. It was moored on the left, heading north. My guess is hansacre/rugely area. Colour was same on rear, can't vouch for the rest, as it was the rear I stared at..
  4. can be the little blue box thing too - had to replace mine, as the ground wire wasn't making good contact and fried something inside.. everything worked, but it just wouldn't stop sparking, whether the burner was on or not..
  5. yep - will buy a couple of tokens next time, to have a "spare" at all times. Likely the Trent won't be low enough to navigate anyway on Monday judging by the weather forecast. The problem is I live on it during the week - while at work.. Means I don't get the weekends to do such things. Time to buy a self-pumpout kit I think.. As Dobsons the only place I can get it done within a few hours, and everywhere else takes at least a day, or even two (Cant always take the time off work), then a DIY kit probably sensible, if blooming expensive!
  6. So, Dobson's are closed for the whole of next week (and their pump has broke anyway). Just found out Sawley Chandlery are closed all next week too - although the pumpout is DIY, you need to buy a token for it at the Chandlery. Anyone know if there is somewhere else one can buy a pumpout token? Its 10 hours return trip up to Mercia - don't have enough time to do that. Anyone on here know if Shardlow Marina will be open on Monday (assuming Trent level drops a bit)? I only have Monday free this week. Looks like its the portaloo for me until after NY. Before anyone says, yes Cassettes are probably great - but my boat doesn't have one!! I also didn't bank on everything being closed for 10 days...
  7. Meeting with some friends over the Xmas break in or near Leek - any recommended pubs that do decent meals at lunchtime (Black Lion only does baps at lunchtime)..
  8. Just shout if you want to borrow the oil filled radiators.. I'm in Shardlow Tuesdays till Friday's.. Can drop them off on way to or from work (Nottingham univ). Got 2 of em. Both only 500w, but surprisingly capable of heating a boat.
  9. freaky friday at Midland Chandlers this coming Friday.. 15% off online. I can lend you some oil filled radiators and electric fan heaters if you want in the meantime, although I'm not up in the area until Tues morning. (presuming you are on hook-up).
  10. I'm sure the marina where you are at sell a range of stoves, and there will be people there to fit them... Go talk to the chandlers. You might even get a discount if you moor in the marina. I swear by my Squirrel 1410 - smaller than the one you have, but very easy to control. Well suited to boats IMO. Can punt out tons of heat, or keep it ticking over on a light load and give out gentle heat. Cant say I've used any other type.
  11. Skylink bus goes right by it. There is a stop opposite. Just thought they might be able to make right current installation.. Sounds poorly installed, and possibly dangerous from your description
  12. http://www.fireplaceandstoveshop.co.uk
  13. Id put in the morso you have, and feed it with less fuel than it is capable of!! Unless it's just too big to fit the floor space etc! Good fuel stove place in Beeston, near Mecca Bingo. Might be worth asking in there about parts/ repair of current stove.
  14. maybe the stove is too small for the boat? A Morso squirrel 1410 gets my 70 ft boat warmed through - have had as hot as 32 °C in main cabin (not recommended!) Phurnacite puts out more heat than excel, but excel should give out a lot. There fire-bricks in the stove? Does it have a back boiler? I close windows in Winter - should have enough airflow through roof and lower vents to stop most condensation. bit slow on the reply. Sounds potentially dangerous if door doesn't seal IMHO... hope you have a CO alarm!
  15. Boating under the motorway, thinking how lucky you are to be going 4 mph...
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