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  1. not sure if I am a bit late to the party on this, but my friend had some box cushions done by mooch customs and they were really happy with them. I know they were done in marine grade vinyl, so they are waterproof. not very good with links, but if you look for mooch customs on facebook and Instagram you will find her. Seems to be based in the Aylesbury area.
  2. Flash magic erasers was good for cleaning the wood work on my boat
  3. What about winkwell just passed hemel hempsted, they seem to have hardstanding
  4. Cheers folks, spent some time looking around this weekend and found quayworks so good to hear a report from someone who has spoken to them Knd regards Steve
  5. Afternoon all, been having a problem with the izusu engine in my boat Looks like the head gasket has split, lots of pressure in the header tank, but no mayo on cap so think it has gone between the water jacket and piston Does anyone know a good supplier of head gasket kits, think i need new stretch bolts as well Kind regards Steve
  6. Yep similar tale a couple of weeks ago, been boating/liveaboard for 16 years and the mother in law wanted to take the whole family (ten people) out so we also deceided it was far simpler to hire a day boat Going passed two moored boats, one a widebeam, and i spot a narrowboat coming towards us. I really thought he would slow down but he went for it, and according to my passengers actually revved up when he saw us By now i reliase he is going to come through so i have got the boat into the off side bank/hedge (very overgrown offside) and stopped it, using the tiller to stop the stern from drifting back out With about 2 inches to spare he comes through announcing "bet that was a baptism of fire for you hirers" to much amusement of himself and his crew, to which i explained that i had quite a lot of boating experience and was surprised he chose to do that manovure if he was so sure we had no knowledge of steering a boat Funny thing was when he sailed passed me at my mooring about 4 hours later where all of a sudden he was very interested in the foliage on the opposite bank People are funny things
  7. The bins at the service point are not for the houses, they are behind the locked door to the right if you are facing the elsen but there are more at Red Lion Bridge, the houses have the little black sheds between the services and the houses the elsen was never finished properley. i understand they are now finally putting tiles on the walls rather than just the painted blockwork The legs supporting the elsen keep moving and dont look to be properly fixed, the pipe got loose a couple of times Because they put a steel grate for a door the floor gets flooded in the rain, which most people think is not rain There have been issues with the houses but i believe these are mainly sorted now, to be honest i have never had a problem with any of them and nearly always have a chat with them when watering up. The services were there for many years before the houses, what i fail to see is why their surveyors (sic) didnt pick up it was there when they were buying You do have to switch your engine off while using the facilties these days and the 3 bins do get full very quickly
  8. The Elsen point is out at the moment as it is being refurbed Rubbish point is next door to the elsen and is still open I think the pump out is still working but dont use it myself so not 100% sure
  9. had a quick look this morning from the other side of the canal and there are 4 rings between the end of the new houses upto the old BW office past the crane, i was running a bit late this morning so will have a closer look at the weekend That does leave a gap infront of 3 of the houses but with their decking the walkway is quite small Must of happened when i was away for a few weeks but at least it has happened
  10. I'll double check tonight when i get home the 3 rings in front of the elsen were never removed I dont recall there ever being rings by the crane but there used to be chains Will check on that as well Yep thats the spot, the big bollard on this side is pretty much in the middle of the no mooring zone
  11. Glad that this situation is still being pushed Alan, please keep us updated or let us know if we can help in anyway
  12. Boats are allowed to wait on the house side all the way up to the old BW building on the corner, that is not disputed with the houses or the plans or CRT, but they do want engines off while your there hence the new sign CRT put up which i think is fair enough Adrian Hugall Johnson (sic?) of CRT authorised the old chains to be cut out as he didnt apprently know what they were for and agreed some months ago that they would be put back, i believe it was in towpath talk as well, it still hasnt been done and he certainly will not respond to emails
  13. Didnt know that it was agreed in previous consultation but wasnt privy to it, dont suppose you have a link to any documents about this as i dont think anyone on the moorings knows about this, but there is a liveaboard who has been there for a very long time so might have a quick chat with him as he might remember TBH i've been passing through this area for 15 years and never noticed no mooring signs there in the past especially with the big bollard on that side about 1/2 way down this section Do wish that someone would do something about the fishing between boats in the allocated mooring sections, nearly every night we have a couple, local fishing warden says it is nothing to do with him and CRT will not do anything and it is quite annoying finding rods resting on your front and rear fenders, or our personall favorite fishing right infront of the no fishing signs
  14. Hi not been able to get to CRT yet but i hardly ever get any response from them and just get pushed from pillar to post I dont believe this was lead by the houses as they actually wanted the fishing rights moved from opposite their houses but this was declined by CRT and the local anglers group but it does have the nice effect for them of no boats opposite so no engines or gennies, by the way of you dont know there is a small sign on the facilities block advising to turn engines off while filling, problem is it is quite small and this is not something anyone has ever had to do before the houses so boats who are passing through the area often dont see the sign and this is leading to a little, shall we say, tension
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