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    Currently suffering with house fever
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  1. Bilt Hamber are a well respected company producing good products and certainly no where near the horrendous prices that some of the detailing companies charge. Personally I haven’t used them but see good reviews on a frequent basis when reading the motoring forums (detailing world is one0.
  2. As per normal I received the usual Bank Holiday emails for offers and one of which was Eurocarparts . They had a toolbox which contained most of the small tools that I would use. Again as is normal the original selling price was hugely inflated but the selling price now was about right. So off I go and do my online research and as expected there were similar items on eBay at around the same price. I then receive an email from Halfords. ‘Flash Sale’ it screamed. So I look at the tools boxes and low and behold there is one for £87 on top of which you can deduct 10%. Underneath the description in light grey I saw a note which stated that the price had changed in the intervening period. So to make things easy let’s say the purchase price now is £80. I would like to say I was surprised when I saw in the review section that it had previously been purchased for £50 by some customers but knowing Halfords I wasn’t surprised! I then decided to have some fun with their on line chat (I know sad life I lead). The customer advisor tried everything to wiggle out of directly answering my question which was what prices had the item previously sold for. The best they could come up with was £70 (after numerous attempts I explained that I understood that inflation can be an issue but £50 to £87 I thought was excessive and that even if Jeremy was elected PM I would not expect inflation of that magnitude. Of course the clown had to ask where I got the £50 price from and naturally I directed him to the comments section. His reply was ‘is there anything else that he could help me with ??. Not even a denial Now I don’t actually need all the tools on the eurocarparts website as I already have them and many more but my issue is they are all spread around in different containers. I would just like them in a convenient container. I may still buy the tool box and leave it onboard and probably have 3 of everything ? I just wont be buying it from Halfraud
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  4. Yup I noticed those words. I would suggest that every vehicle is bullet resistant but that the amount of said resistance is dependent upon what measures are taken to increase the level of resistance. If it is actually armoured I would hate to have to pay the fuel bill. I suppose that advert will appeal to the local drug dealers ?
  5. What a great article. I was lucky enough to be able to buy a cabin stool that he painted and I absolutely love it. The colours are so vivid and each time I look at it I notice more of the detail. I am unable to account for why I admire good canal art but I just enjoy looking at it and admiring the skill of those who created it.
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  8. Dartagnan

    Who Me?

    I haven't resolved it yet. Im convinced he's not a true lab as he won't even walk in a puddle ?
  9. Er it was a skip. I have been on boats that were more stable and steered better ? I now subscribe to Readly the online app for magazines. I think its great but I do prefer the paper version of magazines probably because its a tactile thing.
  10. Dartagnan

    Who Me?

    She looks like trouble ? An absolutely beautiful looking girl. Enjoy your new best friend.
  11. Congratulations and well done for taking the bull by the horns. I say (tongue in cheek) that when I had mine it was the best thing that happened to me! I found it truly liberating and like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. No more what ifs or buts just the realisation that I should make the most of life and enjoy it whilst I could. I got cancer two years later but obviously survived and it definitely made me think how lucky I am. Rather than be on my death bed and think 'I wish I had done that' I would rather have the opportunity to think 'I wish I hadn't done that' whilst I'm still alive and kicking ? Oh and remember there's no pockets in shrouds and there certainly aint no point in being the richest man in the graveyard! I genuinely wish you the very best and hope that you both thoroughly enjoy your 'new' life. Martin
  12. Apologies for posting a question and then disappearing but I had eye surgery a few weeks ago and as a result I am sometimes unable to use electronic devices for reading. Thank you for all the replies. Unfortunately with the exception of the animal behaviourist I have tried all the other suggestions where possible. The dog loves being on the boat just not when the main engine is running. We have a generator that is cocooned and when this is running the dog couldn't care less. I think we will go down the route of the animal behaviourist. Many thanks to all who took the time of offer their suggestions and advice.
  13. Thank you Alan. She was built in 2002 so probably another issue for me.
  14. That’s a great idea. I even know where to get one. Many thanks. I do love the Gardner, it’s hard to put it into words but there is just something about it. Power, sound, engineering. I have the original worksheets which are laminated. The handwriting is beautiful and the detail is excellent. Clearly an age when people took great pride in their work (1930).
  15. We have a 70ft trad stern NB which was built by Warwickshire Flyboats and is powered by a Gardner 3L2. I absolutely love the boat and in particular the vintage engine BUT the dog doesn’t. He enjoys the boat but when the engine is going he literally shakes like a leaf. To be fair he is a total wuss, fireworks terrify him and any other loud or unusual noises do the same. We have tried every remedy going, medical and physical to no avail. We are going to give it this year and see if there is any change and if not drastic measures are called for. I do not want to sell the boat as she is superb and in addition both my wife and I are totally chilled out on board so do not want to give up boating either. In fact I even fancy becoming a live aboard but I haven’t broke that news yet. I don’t want some other marinised diesel so! Has anyone heard of removing a Diesel engine and going all electric with the exception of a cocooned diesel generator? Obviously cost is an issue but I would hope to recoup some good cash for The Gardner which would go towards the refit. Obviously I haven’t a clue how much this would cost or even if it is feasible but I would have thought with lithium’s, solar, electric motor and a generator it is doable. The second part is where do I start looking? I don’t want to have a boat built as I want to keep the one I have and just change the method of propulsion. I also don’t want a costly second divorce so the dog has to stay ? Suggestions greatfully received
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