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Martin Megson

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  1. Only managed 3 minutes and had to turn of the dizzy girl with the annoying voice.
  2. Seems a sensible reaction to what is probably a minority of boaters causing a nuisance. 3 days is a reasonable time to visit Abingdon.
  3. Unless you're going to sea it would be way overpowered. As a guide my 55ft Steel narrowboat weighs 16 tons and has a 35hp diesel.
  4. Mine is the same in warm weather. I put it down to expansion and contraction at differing rates as rusty69 says.
  5. There are visitor moorings at the end of the Wendover arm. However as others have said it's only navigable for a mile or so.
  6. No sirens just a big bell attached to the front bumper. Just visible on the driver's side of the number plate.
  7. I think this relates to a different thread
  8. Can be quite shallow in places along there is the prop touching the bottom.
  9. Thanks for the market research - saved me bothering to look. I stayed loyal as I knew this forum would return to normal after a while. I must thank Daniel for the site, I came to boating as a newbie 5 years ago and found the forum an invaluable source of knowledge and help.
  10. Plus many of the locks have overnight mooring for a fiver
  11. You may find this thread useful
  12. You have every right to take your boat out unless the waterway is officially closed. I have, unintentionally, cruised through a canoe race, I kept a steady course slightly right of centre allowing the canoes sufficient room to pass. The general rule, although there are exceptions is that "the most manuoverable boat" should give way.
  13. Midland chandlers sell 1.5 m lengths. On mine the pipe should normally slide through the roof fitting. Once in place the gap needs to be sealed.
  14. I"m at the lock waiting to go through and the team have discovered the culvert has collapsed so will need to be excavated. As they can't do that now they're going to reopen the lock this afternoon as it was before. now open
  15. I can't help noticing that the NBTA only seem to protest when they are not allowed to stay somewhere long term. I thought the T stood for Travellers.
  16. Yes. I forgot to add this was done in July so ideal curing conditions
  17. Yes. Applied Fertan and left for 24hrs The boat was out of the water for 9 days. The boatyard I used, Oundle Marina on the river Nene, charge a set price for the job and not a daily rate for the space. The keel black cost £160 for 25L - Intertuff would be around £200. The yard used around 15L so I have plenty for touching up. The marina cost was £750 for: Lift out and back in Pressure Wash Move into and use of workshop Apply rust treatment Apply 3 coats of Keelblack (which I provided) Timescale: Tues Lift out and Pressure wash Wed Rust Treatment Thu Fri. 1st Coat Sat Sun Mon. 2nd Coat Tues 3rd Coat Wed Thu Back in water
  18. Thanks. I did quite a bit of research including chatting with the owner of the Phoosticks, the boat in one of the company's web site case studies. His was looking good after 12 months. Mine was applied indoors in summer with 24 hrs between coats and 48 hrs after the final coat before going back in.
  19. I hope not too as I blacked my Hull with it last year. Seems ok so far can't really tell while it's in the water
  20. As Titan started both threads I assume he has read it
  21. Very sorry to hear you've had problems. I hope you managed to clean the boat OK.
  22. This one has just gone on the market http://www.oundlemarina.com/index.php/aethelflaed/
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