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Dartagnan

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    Male
  • Location
    Currently suffering with house fever
  • Interests
    Anything to do with boats and water.
    Travel
  • Occupation
    Doing as little as possible
  • Boat Name
    Whonose
  • Boat Location
    Grand Union

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  1. With the number of people looking for Mr Frost I wouldn’t be surprised if his body is in the ‘hold’ though we was recently photographed sitting in a pub😂😂
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  5. I agree with you. They forced crt to back down over so called ‘safety zones’ which was as I understand it was to prevent mooring in particular areas thus allowing rowers to use those areas. Whilst they thought they had ‘won’ crt have now started errecting ‘no mooring’ signs in those same places. Last I heard was that apparently the signs were secured with 13mm nuts or in some cases were no longer secured with said nuts😁😁
  6. Thank you for the article. I have read quite a bit about the subject but I haven’t seen this one.
  7. Sadly I am way down South near London. Dave, that is an extremely kind offer and one that I will probably take you up on but I insist on paying. I am in Harefield but the weather seems to have changed and in addition I probably need to return to Belfast so it will probably be next year. I have done quite a bit of reading on the subject but I am devoid of any artistic skills.
  8. Parts of the scrumbling on my NB are staring to peel/flake. This is only on the side hatches and rear doors which when open are exposed to the elements. As the boat is nearly twenty years old and the scrumbling in the back cabin is unaffected it’s had a good innings. Where it has flaked there appears to be a cream base coat and the’ flake’ appears to be a form of acrylic or varnish substance. In no way do I have the skills of scrumbling but I would like to touch up the relevant parts or would I be better and waiting till funds allow and get all the doors re done by someone with the appropriate talent? I see one can purchase ‘scrumbling’ paint and I am curious as to what product to purchase. Clearly I would need very little. TIA Martin
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  10. A nice, useful and informative update. Thank you
  11. Unless part of the battery contains concrete as happened recently when someone purchased a ‘drop in’ lifepo4 battery sourced from China. When the battery didn’t perform as expected it was dismantled where the concrete was discovered😂😂
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  13. Dartagnan

    Paraffin

    Many thanks. Unfortunately there aren’t many advantages of being in London that I can think of and I would most definitely prefer to be ‘living in the stocks’ at present and not just for the paraffin😁
  14. Dartagnan

    Paraffin

    Thank you. Until a few years ago most central heating systems in Northern Ireland were of the the heating oil style and thus was easily obtainable at petrol stations and coal merchants premises. At the time it was quite an expensive fuel so when natural gas was being installed I jumped at the opportunity to switch. Naturally as soon as I switched natural gas prices rocketed and heating oil became cheaper. Naturally, at a time I could do with a few litres I’m in London and not in NI😂😂 Thank you. As you say £10 for 4 litres appears to be the going rate at the moment though Amazon has some for about £8.50. I haven’t checked the Chinese prices so as I’m in London and there is a dearth of agricultural suppliers I suppose Amazon it is😁
  15. Dartagnan

    Paraffin

    I want to clean the metal mesh in filters from the Cretaceous period on my Gardner engine. When I had a motorbike as a teenager I would have used paraffin to clean all sorts of parts on the engine. From memory we used paraffin coz it was cheap! I’ve just looked at buying some and it’s more expensive than premium grade petrol. So, in the opinion of those that know, is paraffin the product of choice when it comes to cleaning oil/diesel filter gauzes or is petrol better? I can then clean other mechanical bits and pieces in a bath of paraffin/petrol.
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