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  1. How far is it from the boats current location, to your planned mooring? Hours traveling or days/weeks. ( check for "stoppages" on your route, or you could be trapped for sometime.) What electrical arrangments does your new mooring have? Be aware that freezers in particular are very electrically hungry, so if that could be turned off, it would help greatly. Bod
  2. Would confirm if that was the fault. It's not unknown to see long lenghts of flue liner waving about above boats, trying to improve the draw. Bod
  3. "As for the stove I am unsure of the make. It apparently came out of a cottage." This could be most of the problem, the flue, chimney is too short, not all domestic stoves work well in boats, with short flues. less than 2metres, most houses are greater than 3-4 metres. Change the stove for one known to work well in boats. Bod
  4. None of those photos are recent,(last month -6weeks) when was the boat surveyed, and for whom? It's condition will not have improved in the mean time. Others have indicated the general problem areas for a boat of this type, be aware that any work will show up unexpected further problem's that will need to be paid for, often before continuing with the first plan! 2 rules for working on a boat. 1. it will take at least 3 times longer than planned. 2. it will cost at least twice as much as budgeted for. When costing the work, remember to allow for tools you don't already have, screws, glue, brackets, wood (and that ain't cheap now) replacing tools, broken,worn out, or lost overboard. Look at boats that are around 10% higher in cost than your overall budget, can you get better for that money? Bod.
  5. Exactly which stove do you have, and how big is the widebeam? Which brand of coal are you using? Questions that need answers if you are going to get realistic replies. Bod
  6. Do you still need to book? Bod
  7. @Boatbricky Before you start to even buy let alone fit anything, read up and understand the Boat Safety Scheme. This is a set of standards that the boat must meet, in order to be insured and licenced. Failure to meet this standard, will create an unsaleable/unusable boat, worth nothing. Dependant on the age of the hull, you may be required to meet the RCR standards, which are much stricter. Bod
  8. Would using the anchor point (if fitted) be a stronger connection? Bod
  9. @Loddon Your home system, is it a pure generate then export, or similar to a typical Narrowboat, generate, battery store, inverter, personal use. I am considering doing the same on the house, solar panels, battery bank, inverter, for our own use. Trying to be off-grid for a large part of the year. Bod
  10. Even those were proven breakable. Bod
  11. Oh yes, your quite right. The problem is C&RT don't understand the position they are in regarding their legal frame work, and are determined to undermine it by the use of dubious T&C's. The "U" turn on the display of licences has shown the level of understanding in the Trust, the "Roving mooring permit" was another, current "Winter Mooring's" could be dubious. The on going continuously cruising/boats with no home mooring, distance requirement, is another that could be easily and clearly understood by all, IF the Trust were to publish what it would take to "Satisfy The Board" as is the requirement of the relevant Act. The Act gives no distance, BUT the distance could be in the "Satisfy the Board" information. Which is in the control of the "Board" ie British Waterways/Canal and River Trust, as It became. Bod
  12. It's in the Bylaws, a requirement to show both the boats name and number on both sides of the vessel. Also to show the current licence on both sides. C&RT decided the paper licence was no longer required, and said so, only to be told the requirement was a legal necessary, unless the Bylaws were altered licences had to be displayed. The whole mess is due to C&RT's attitude to the Bylaws. The Bylaws give C&RT the power to run the waterways, in conjunction with Legal system, if only they would use them, instead of very dubious Terms Conditions. Bod
  13. Often it’s the list of the boat, that will give an indication. A full tank weighs a lot, and is often fitted to one side of the boat, hence if the boat is ballasted level with an empty tank, the list develops as the tank fills. Bod
  14. Another for head torch. Rechargeable torch Mirror on a stick, both large and small. Multi-meter, with DC clamp. ( be carefull with cheap ones the clamp will be AC and useless for battery systems.) Very good knee-pads Disposable gloves. Wiping down paper. Bod
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