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About jonathanA

  • Birthday 05/16/1962

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  1. You have to sneak up on them and take them by surprise... I found pushing down initially lulled them into a false sense of security and then pull up firmly while walking forward... So much easier then winding and no fiddly ratchet pawl's to mess with either...
  2. Guess he's a marmite character... there must be some who enjoy listening to/watching him. It ain't me... reach for the off or change station button straight away.... His brother Tim on the other hand - far more entertaining
  3. No if it was the trip (rcd) would have tripped. Besides your measuring the voltage with a meter not your bare fingers (hopefully)
  4. Seems a bad place to start penny pinching... if I may say so. Do the colecraft prices include fitting the engine not just the price of the engine. If so your saving may not be that great... I suppose you could try Key diesels (part of RCR) for prices for recon units. Do your research though as key have a shall we say a variable reputation.
  5. You've just brought back (unpleasent) memories of Scout Camp 'honey pot' duties ... a bucket and chucket usually in a small tent stinking and swarming with flies in the heat of summer....needing emptying every day or so...
  6. 2.1mm plugs are pence a bit of flex and a 12v plug to match what you have and your away. I bought some cheap 1/4 wave magnetic antennae and found that worked perfectly for me. Couldn't get anything inside the boat unless I held the router to the window. The cheap stubby mag aerials give me enough forwork teams calls and streaming TV etc... Obviously if you are really in a not spot then you might need the 100 quid ponting things ma bobs....
  7. Maybe its 3 times as expensive .. 🤔
  8. I had an MGB roadster with overdrive on 3 and 4th brilliant Idea and great fun on country drives.... Same engine went into the marina TC iirc.
  9. Good grief you lot are soo old.... What's an A40? Other than a dual carriageway near Oxford As a teenager I had to keep my mums dilapidated minis going between mots. One of these included a lovely Riley elf , which being a positive earth was a rot box. Since most of these had tired engines and or gearboxes we invariably added a tin of STP at each oil change. Which was alleged to contain molybdenum. This was supposed to quieten down the whines and rattles.... Hmm wonder if it would work on our absent friend....
  10. See addition to my previous post... He would have his tractor seized....!!!
  11. I think this a bit of urban mythology....seems completely unworkable to me ... I wouldn't expect to change or steam clean my 30 year old tractors fuel tank if I needed to use for non agricultural purposes and so put white in the tank. ( I do have a 30 year old road legal tractor just to be clear) Red diesel reality check: Accepted use: “A farmer transporting his livestock from the farm to the mart for sale at auction.” Non accepted use: “Farmers using red diesel for charity tractor runs. Apologies @MtB I stand corrected ...just found this From April, some farmers will need supplies of both non-rebated fuel and rebated fuel. To stay compliant, farmers will need to use white diesel or alternative fuel for non-permitted jobs, to drain and flush out machinery tanks between permitted and non-permitted jobs and keep separate storage tanks for rebated and non-rebated fuel. HMRC will have the power to spot-check and issue fines or seize machinery from farmers who break the rules. When hiring machinery, particularly if the machinery is likely to be used on construction sites too, farmers should check if there is an obligation from the hire company to use white diesel instead of red.
  12. I think that's always been the case except for some specific cases / limited distance. E.g moving between fields or farm to field. They are expected to use white if they are contracting and using the roads iirc
  13. I think you've got that wrong. Surely this forum has a cross section of boaters of all sorts and on the whole they are welcomed.... contrast that with the IWA?
  14. IWA ? Who are they ? I struggle to see what relevance they have (to me) and I doubt I'm on my own.. Which is probably a shame but I haven't really seen anything that makes me think I should join. Don't get me wrong I wish them all the best, but maybe they need to make themselves more relevant to today's boaters ?
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