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GinJer

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About GinJer

  • Birthday 06/24/1960

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Arnold Nottinghamshire
  • Interests
    Coarse fishing

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  • Occupation
    Nurse
  • Boat Name
    GinJer
  • Boat Location
    Stenson Derbyshire

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  1. Thank you, that's exactly what I wanted to hear, but what is a VSR?
  2. Over the winter I connect the shore power to keep the batteries charged up, it was only this spring I was told this does not include starter battery. The starter battery went flat after 6 years. I have been told that to keep the starter battery charged over the winter to connect it to the leisure batteries using an appropriate thickness of wire but Loddon has suggested using a VSR. My question is, can I connect the starter battery to the leisure batteries over winter or to do this do I need a VSR? Or do I do nothing and replace the starter battery every 6 years?
  3. GinJer

    My latest acquisition

    Can I ask what is better about the Dunton than a standard windlass, lighter I presume, anything else?
  4. Can anybody recommend a twin tub washing machine for use on a narrowboat. We want it to be portable, not plumbed in, suitable for long holidays, not a liveaboard..............GinJer
  5. GinJer

    Barton Turns Inn/pub IMPORTANT thread.

    I have called in at the Barton Turns on occasions over the last 5 years when stopping at Barton Under Needwood. It its at the lock, a proper pub, in the 2018 Good Beer Guide, serving 2 beers, Pedigree plus another Martons beer. It has a roaring log fire, serves bar food until 8.30pm. It is 'unspoilt', the back garden could do with some attention. It is small so often end up talking to the other customers. The same couple have run it since I have been going. Worth a try. Massively different to the pub in the marina across the other side of the cut.
  6. GinJer

    Rev counter stopped suddenly

    Flat battery?
  7. GinJer

    Bws padlock where to get one

    Ask the CRT if you can buy one https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/contact-us
  8. Rosie & Jim Duck for the top of my boat, GinJer. But I cant find one, not a soft toy, something more substantial. Does anybody know where I can get one or where I could have one made?
  9. Stenson Marina has a new website and a new owner! The website includes the Bubble pub http://www.stensonmarina.uk/
  10. GinJer

    Stenson Marina

    The cafe is owned by CRT and was rented by the Stenson Marina, they gave it up about a year ago and is now rented by another family, they have made improvements and is still well worth going to for a hot chocolate / butty, gongoozling at the deepest lock on the T&M. I cant think of any reason why you cant still moor for the summer there but I can imagine that it will become a really popular place to moor once the new owner tidies it up.
  11. GinJer

    Stenson Marina

    Stenson Marina is now 'under offer'
  12. GinJer

    Stenson Marina

    I've noticed this evening that Stenson Marina is up for sale. http://commercialsearch.savills.co.uk/property-detail/5164
  13. GinJer

    Swan Inn, Fradley

    I really like 'The Swan', its a proper pub, serving pub food, its not a restaurant. Sitting at the front of the pub watching the boats go by, with a pint, is brill. The Everards scheme is called 'Project William', the 2 local pubs to me in project William are excellent: the Robin Hood in Arnold and the Final Whistle in Southwell, both Notts. Everards have 29 Project William pubs, if the Mucky Duck is a Project William pub it could turn a good pub into an excellent pub. I'm looking forward to another season calling at the canal side pubs (including the Swan)
  14. GinJer

    Beer!!!!

    We always take bottles of beer on our narrow-boat, recently we have been scoring them! We have tried 25 different beers. Our top 12 bottled beers: SAINSBURYS: Batemans Mocha, Bengal Lancer, Crafty Dan, King-goblin, Leffe blonde (for hot summer days), Crafty Dan, Badger Poachers choice, Badger Golden Glory ASDA: Shepherd Neame 1698 OTHER: Gonzo Imperial Porter, Blue Monkey Chocolate Guerilla, Timmermans Strawberry Lambius (another best chilled for hot summer days)
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