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deckhand

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deckhand last won the day on December 28 2013

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Bedworth
  • Interests
    My narrowboat, Gardening, My dogs, Clay Pigeon Shooting

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  • Occupation
    Semi-Retired
  • Boat Name
    Tasmin

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  1. and how can you get hung up by going into a lock that's going up?
  2. not much boating going on #historyprogramme
  3. deckhand

    New Seats

    I do have the originals and can work from the sizes. They are all different sizes and shapes. fit like a jigsaw to make a double bed. I would like to put zips in the covers so that I can wash them if necessary. (Im laughing at myself here because I sound like I know how to fit a zip ;)) Still, live and learn I suppose. I have seen an advert on FB of a company close by that do cushions and covers for caravans and boats. Might get a quote and weigh it up against doing it myself (factoring in what things may turn out like if I do it) . Got to get myself a sewing machine too so....
  4. deckhand

    New Seats

    you have made me wonder if it needs to be foam. Maybe there is a better material out there. Im going to have to do some more research now.
  5. deckhand

    New Seats

    Thankyou, I will take a look Ive got 4 already.
  6. deckhand

    New Seats

    We are just starting to "do up" our boat. The previous owners obviously had dogs and the bed cushions in the boatmans cabin smell like the dogs slept there. We need new cushions and covers. I have a fancy of having a go at making them myself. Has anyone done this themselves before? Can anyone suggest the best place for some thick sponge which I can cut to size or maybe get cut to size? I am looking around for a second hand sewing machine to give it a go at making the covers.
  7. Contact; Lime Turtle Designs 30 Dale St, Burton-on-Trent DE14 3TF Phone: 01283 529429
  8. 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.
  9. Robert did the signwriting on our first boat, Progress. We were very happy with what he did.
  10. https://www.apolloduck.com/boat/aqualine/589994 hotel boat for sale, boat only, doesn't include the business.
  11. deckhand

    deckhand

  12. deckhand

    At Last

    Congratulations on your new big boat. Hope you will be very happy together, Have fun
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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