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Troyboy

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Troyboy last won the day on July 17 2015

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    South Lincs

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  • Boat Name
    Troy
  • Boat Location
    Titchmarsh, River Nene

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  1. I remember relining lorry brake shoes in the 60's . An upturned inlet or exhaust valve in the vice to rest the rivet against and a smallish hammer to flare the rivet over. I also remember blowing the brake dust out without wearing a face mask nobody seemed to bother about asbestos dust in those days.
  2. Not even when you run out of fuel ???
  3. Good advert for the strength of Kinver Canopies.
  4. Plenty of well off people on this Forum many own multiple boats and houses.
  5. The EA also name and shame giving out offenders names and addresses in press releases for local newspapers to publish .
  6. You will have no problem turning round a 43 foot boat on most stretches of the the River Nene . If planning any 'wild mooring ' then a gang plank is handy as often shallow against the bank that also applies to some Friends of the River Nene sites. The Nene is a lovely river I'm sure you will enjoy your visit .
  7. They are called 'E' retaining clips that is the name on the Spafax box that I have got.
  8. I've got bolt on anodes on my boat which was built by Peter Nichols in 1981 . It is a simple task to unbolt them every two years when I black the hull and then bolt them back on again . The front ones have what can best be described as a metal fairing welded on to protect the anodes from damage . I've owned the boat 32 years and had no problems.
  9. In the old days you would have had that in a polythene bag with an exhibit label on it I'm sure
  10. It is times like this when you find out how good your insurance company are .
  11. Maybe it is a Navy thing .
  12. My mistake I use the term rust as that is what I feel I am trying to combat however as you rightly state the term I should use is corrosion . Most on this Forum are far more learned than me and I am keen to learn so what in your opinion has caused the baseplate in Mattys photo to 'corrode' and what would have prevented it mindful of the fact that the sides did not show similar pitting ?
  13. Thanks for that Matty I'm not sure if Sea Dog or Captain Pegg will now believe baseplates can rust through .
  14. I'm fairly certain I once read somewhere that a narrowboat had a baseplate rust through but maybe I am mistaken . I'll carry on painting mine as the surveyor that last surveyed my boat made a positive comment in his report .
  15. No idea other than it will take longer to rust through if painted . Not all of us are fortunate enough to own a boat with a 10mm baseplate but I realise unlike me many do not have access to a slipway that lifts boats high enough to be able to paint the underside .
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