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  • Birthday 11/29/1955

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    er, narrowboating, astronomy, bikes (the motor kind), cider, beer, food, my cat
  • Occupation
    Safety Advisor in Films/ Fire Risk Assessor
  • Boat Name
    Jessop No. 2
  • Boat Location
    South of north

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  1. Yep. Also at the Cavalcade in Little Venice. unfortunately they're plugged in and quite a few of them. Shame as they're at the top of their game.
  2. Apparently they will be having duo's only as a friend of mine (Mandolin Monday) is not now playing there.
  3. I dont; think the audio on a video will be accurate enough to make a choice. Too many factors surroundng it.
  4. I'll be back at the boat one day next week at Braunston. Shame as been on it 7/24 since Friday. Pm me
  5. UPDATE: 376 trouble free hours. Boat is now at Braunston should anyone want a demo. depends on where you're based?
  6. not sure David, it's what I was told. I guess a low-load trailer then they use several hydraulic jacks.
  7. If I were t get mine done, after much research n the last few years, Debdale really is the best bet. Temperature controlled, hoisted (not dragged on rollers), boat protected properly. They invested £m's in the facility. If you haven't got the time, consider a professional boat moved (a few on FB) then maybe you could just enjoy the trip back? Also approx 40% cheaper than down south as well.
  8. I wonder if it's worth asking the Wheatsheaf at Crick seeing as they always cater for the Crick show. Not on the same scale of course but they may be keen to get involved?
  9. a dodgy calculator or too much whisky?
  10. Is the baseplate the usual 10mm or greater? If the latter, (maybe 12.5 or 15mm), I wonder if the 'fitter outer' took account of this when installing the ballast?
  11. Have had two Nabru's over the years. Very comfy and am fussy, top quality foam which is easily replaceable after 2/3 years if required. Easy to put together too. Showroom in Uxbridge or at leats used to be. https://www.nabru.co.uk/
  12. just had another look at 'Ellen', scroll down to the listings and it is flagged as sold. Needed a bit of work but wouldn't drop below £64k
  13. Superb steel quality, Ellen has a 20mm baseplate and no ballast beneath. I came very close to buying her last year (deposit was paid) when she was for sale at Swanley Brokerage. Full hydraulic system for 2LW and thruster.
  14. I spoke with the broker who reckons Aga do buy-backs if I wanted rid of the stove. It's a Heritage UNO stove. They make double ovens as well (called the compact) which I have had. More than one heating engineer (domestic, not boat specific) have said they are the most reliable and easy to work on of all 'AGA' style oven/boilers. If I was looking for a boat and it had one of these, it would be a MAJOR buying point for me. (£5k new). Other than burning solid fuel, possibly the most relaible means of heating with cooking thrown in as a bonus. For summer, I would simply add a 1 or 2 burner gas hob. Probably already mentioned but Dennis Copper aka Canal Transport Services made superb hulls.
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