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Troyboy last won the day on July 17 2015

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    Titchmarsh, River Nene

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  1. Troyboy

    Boat scam

    Where are you Athy ? Outwell is your stomping ground.
  2. Troyboy

    Toilet Paper

    I suspect that the majority of toilet paper gets used by the ladies to dry their fanny . Provided you are not wanting to start your fire using it then it would burn no problem.
  3. Troyboy

    Homeless on a cold night.

    I remember my Dad coming home from the pub in the 50's with a copy of the War Cry or Young Soldier I think it was called . The Salvation Army were well thought of in our house as I had an uncle who was a prisoner of war and I recall my Mum saying how much help the Salvation Army had been to him.
  4. Charlie Fox at March fitted out my narrowboat 32 years ago and used an upturned wine bottle as an expansion vessel . I've never replaced it and it still works fine . It is a while since I looked but I think it was a German white wine bottle definitely not champagne .
  5. Troyboy

    Gas locker paint.

    I wire brushed the rust off and then gave a coat of Vactan followed by a coat of Hammerite. No sign of rust returning so far.
  6. I hope it is a leaking head gasket that is causing your overheating . I have a BMC 1.5 diesel in my boat and was having problems with it overheating . It wasn't the head gasket it was the skin cooling tank that was too small for use on rivers.
  7. Troyboy

    Insurance survey costs

    I was quoted £450 for a full insurance survey on my 45 foot narrowboat earlier this year . That did not include a lift out.
  8. Troyboy


    Is there still the huge amount of Swan / Goose / Duck poo on the embankment at Peterborough ?
  9. Troyboy

    Andy Russell Gunwale paint

    I don't do courier work but Midland Chandlers who you may have heard of would charge £4-75 to deliver a tin of paint costing £10. Bargain !!!!
  10. Troyboy

    Andy Russell Gunwale paint

    Not sure about 3P but £38 for delivery of a 1 ltr. tin of paint is definitely taking the P.
  11. Troyboy

    Insurance without survey

    My daughters car is insured via Hastings Direct with the policy underwritten by Advantage Insurance Company Ltd. Registered in Gibraltar . No Spain but very close .
  12. Troyboy

    Rank these boat builders!

    I wonder what research you carried out before deciding to marry Alice , the spreadsheet would look interesting .
  13. No help to your problem but purely for my own curiosity who builds boats where to change the starter it is cheaper to cut a hole in the side ?
  14. Troyboy

    Out of water survey in London

    From a previous thread it was suggested that Insure4boats didn't require a survey for boats up to 40 years old. Worth contacting them ,might save you a lot of money.
  15. Troyboy

    Out of water survey in London

    Why not change your insurer ? There are some companies that do not require an out of water survey on a 30 year old boat . From a previous thread I recall someone stating www.basic-boat.com didn't require a survey but there are others . If you are 20 years older than your boat then I believe Saga were another company that didn't require a survey.

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