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deckhand last won the day on December 28 2013

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    My narrowboat, Gardening, My dogs, Clay Pigeon Shooting

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  1. Contact; Lime Turtle Designs 30 Dale St, Burton-on-Trent DE14 3TF Phone: 01283 529429
  2. For vinyl , on our second boat, we had a Company called Lime Turtle, Iain Arnold did a smashing job on the signs for our shop boat. He's based in Burton on Trent, and can be found on Linked in or Facebook.
  3. Robert did the signwriting on our first boat, Progress. We were very happy with what he did.
  4. https://www.apolloduck.com/boat/aqualine/589994 hotel boat for sale, boat only, doesn't include the business.
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  6. deckhand

    At Last

    Congratulations on your new big boat. Hope you will be very happy together, Have fun
  7. we eventually climbed over the gate and spoke to Eric. He looks after the marina. very helpful. we have our boat moored there and when we were at the boat last weekend, there were a lot more boats in there than in the last couple of weeks so assuming many have come in for the winter. We are advised that the owner keeps making himself unavailable and that the boaters order their own coal and supplies. No diesel available either at the moment. AM watching all info with interest.
  8. We lived on a narrowboat, a cruiser stern, it always had a canopy so water getting into the bilge area never happened. We also had a trad , where the engine was in the stern which also never had water in the bilge so I had not come across this being an issue. We have just bought ourselves a trad but the engine is in the middle of the boat so the only way into the stern end is under the steps where the weed hatch is but I didn't know how water might get in here (unless weed hatch mishap). We are not living on this one so have it in a marina but just want to be aware of anything that could happen whilst we are away from her.
  9. Could I ask what may seem a daft question? You asked was it "just rain water". Serious question, how would rain water cause something like this?
  10. Not new to this site, have had two nb before as liveaboard. Had the past 4 years back on land and we are now in the process of buying our 3rd boat for leisure. Survey being done on the 6th September, fingers crossed.
  11. We have today tried many different ways to get hold of someone at Brinklow Marina to make some enquiries into mooring. We turned up at the gate, which was padlocked. Loads of vehicles and boats inside but no-one around. We called the mobile number on the gate , got an answer machine, called the main landline number, answer machine. found another mobile, answer machine. Left message but no-one has called back. I cannot get their web site to work properly either, it keeps dropping into a "cannot connect you at this time mode". Its very strange. Maybe someone knows something that I don't or maybe has another way of contacting. Can anyone help?
  12. This thread has been helpful to me too. Our survey is being done on the 15th August. Had two boats before but its been a helpful reminder of some of the smaller things to get prepared.
  13. having commissioned a boat in the past, we had terrible mould problem under the bed (around water tank). We had no front bow door. The boat had several issues but we demanded a survey. It failed. It failed on venting. Basically there wasn't any in the front of the boat, and none in the doors. It had to go back into the makers (who are now out of business) to have quite a number of things put right. We are just embarking on our third boat and about to have a survey done. But I learnt an awful lot from that first boat.
  14. your boat, you are the one to spend time and money on making it your own(very exciting), you are the one to enjoy cruising along, to enjoy mooring up for a tea and cake or a beer and sarnie. WHy do you need anyone to reassure you. No matter what, enjoy and have fun. (Boat looks great by the way)
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