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  6. Our best chance was murdered unfortunately she lived in a boat on the Thames, god bless Jo Cox
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  8. Correct with luck I will licence it today for next month, she is currently on a trade plate, I will move the trade plate onto Joyce and cancel the license on her. I am very taken with Dutch Lady when sold in York to the Artful Bodger she changed hands for 30K! Looking at the pictures she was in nice condition though, it shows that if boats don't get looked after they devalue quickly. I tried her out yesterday and the electric raw water pump is useless except at tick over, hopefully the proper pump will be here this week to sort it all out
  9. No I think the widebeam will be sold, we have a bungalow so its maybe time to downsize. We are going on a short holiday next month for my birthday, if we enjoy the holiday we will keep her, if not she will be tidied up and sold. I really like her it's a shape thing, I am sorting things out as quickly as possible to make her comfortable and reliable as possible I am going to give her a power wash first, then see what she looks like before I plan anything else.
  10. Thanks It's now 44 hp as it has a new engine and on the licence application it says fibreglass strange?
  11. So, I think it's a 1980 Pedro, the interior is very similar to the link above, it's down on CRT site as fiberglass but it's not it's all steel, I paid 14.5k for it which I think is a bargain I will measure the lenght beam instead of relying on CRT, all the rails on the boat are stainless so that might be a give away? I have got lots done today and we have had a little outside cruise which was lovely, will report back with more information
  12. Well thankfully Google came up Trumps I have ordered a modified pump that still drives from the camshaft but has been upgraded to make it more reliable, also it only has one impeller listed unlike the original, so fingers crossed it will be sorted by next week. So that's more of his tatty wiring can be ripped out thankfully. What hurts is the original wiring is a work of art, its very neat and well done.
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  14. Widebeams have a much smaller cruising range which is how it is, so maybe charging people more for less isn't really fair? After all it doesn't really matter if a widebeam is on a wide canal it's what it was designed for. Maybe all narrowboats should stay on narrow canals, after all they pay less so should accept less?
  15. I hope it will be when finished, hull dark blue, and top structure cream. It has to come out for survey and antifouling so rubbing down the hull and spraying it seems like a plan at the moment.
  16. 34 x 10 rear cabin is big enough for normal mattress So sorted out the wiring to the Webasto heater so it works, in the process discovered the leisure batteries were creamcrackered! I have a couple of Lifepo4s spare so looks like they will be pushed into use. The real disaster is though a missing raw water pump! Apparently he ordered the wrong impeller so he took the pump off and fitted a very small electric one!! I am looking at crankpully driven ones currently
  17. So yesterday I bought a steel Dutch cruiser, its a boaty boat rather than a corridor 🤣 I currently have a widebeam but I have lusted after this boat for a few years, it has a Sole 44 diesel engine with 146 hours on it. The previous to last owners can only be described as the artful Bodger! He didn't fix anything correctly ever!!!! The list of bodges he did are endless, as I sort them I will list them, i have fixed the water leak on the front hatch already. I only have until the end of may to do it as that's when the BSS runs out, pictures for perusal
  18. I agree the management of CRT have forced on us the worst of all systems
  19. No guarantee that your insurance will recover your boat unfortunately, it seems that some companies have dropped that from there cover
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