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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
  • Boat Location
    Coventry

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  1. We have memories of Stenson Lock. We were bringing our new boat from Nottingham to Mercia Marina. So Stenson was just around the corner of our destination. We had already done several big locks on the way from the Trent. Hubby steered boat in, we were by ourselves . He got up onto the roof as centre line had dropped , threw the line up to me which i got hold of, only to see him disappear over the side of the boat. He had slipped .I had firm hold of the boat and luckily, a chap having a coffee at the cafe saw what happened. He climbed down, made a loop in the end rope and helped hubby back on board. We went through the lock, moored up and got hubby into the shower as quickly as we could. The water was cold, this was in October. Horrible experience. We did do Stenson a couple of times after that but it was never our favourite.
  2. I received a facebook notification about the new RCR (River Canal Rescue) water navigation app. I think its still in development stages but having downloaded it, it looks quite good. It can be downloaded via Googleplay , called Waternav Beta. Ive not put a route in yet but it certainly pinpointed my location.
  3. I received a facebook notification about the new RCR (River Canal Rescue) water navigation app.  I think its still in development stages but having downloaded it, it looks quite good.  It can be downloaded via Googleplay , called Waternav Beta.

    Ive not put a route in yet but it certainly pinpointed my location.

  4. In all fairness, that looks like my forward course.
  5. it will be some time before we are anywhere near the Thames, so will lose it for now
  6. so it doesnt necessarily form part of the name. We will be painting the outside in spring and are not looking at painting the number back on. keeping the name, will just omit the number.
  7. I see a lot of boats with numbers 1 or 2 on their sides. Ours has a large No. 1 on it. Is there a reason for this?
  8. deckhand

    Calorifier

    We have not specifically emptied the calorifier. We drained the water tank down to the point of nothing coming out of the taps on last winterise. will this have emptied the calorifier? or is that a specific separate job? It ended up with us having to turn the pump off in the end as there wasnt enough water for the prv in the end, Upon 'gently knocking' the side of the tank, it sounds empty but that is only based on listening. Not too sure on what a full tank sounds like so maybe a bit unreliable.
  9. deckhand

    Calorifier

    yes still connected, have not disconnected them
  10. deckhand

    Calorifier

    thankyou. we will pop up to the marina and fire her up tomorrow (after all the checks)
  11. deckhand

    Calorifier

    We bought a boat and are "doing her up". We emptied the water tank, stripped out the sinks and the bath and shower (kitchen and bathroom) and now suddenly a mooring has come up that is near our home. We are in a quandary as to whether we need to fill up the water to move her. We will need to blank off all the pipes if we need to fill. I suppose what we are worried about is if the engine heats the water and theres no water there, are we going to cause damage? Im sorry if it seems a stupid question, and apologise if the question is a simple one but if someone could put our minds at rest and advise what we need to do, we would appreciate it.
  12. Having bought a boat, we have drained the water tank, stripped out the sink, shower and bathroom sink and are now preparing to decorate and fit new kitchen and new bathroom.

    we have had the opportunity of a new mooring.

    We want to move the boat but will need to cap off the water pipes. Do we need to fill the water tank? do we need to ensure the calorifier is full ?  We havent turned the engine over since winterising.

     

    It might seem like a bit of a stupid question, just a bit concerned about turning the engine on and doing damage to the calorifier 

  13. Having bought a boat, we have drained the water tank, stripped out the sink, shower and bathroom sink and are now preparing to decorate and fit new kitchen and new bathroom.

    we have had the opportunity of a new mooring.

    We want to move the boat but will need to cap off the water pipes. Do we need to fill the water tank? do we need to ensure the calorifier is full ?  We havent turned the engine over since winterising.

     

    It might seem like a bit of a stupid question, just a bit concerned about turning the engine on and doing damage to the calorifier 

  14. and how can you get hung up by going into a lock that's going up?
  15. not much boating going on #historyprogramme
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