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deckhand

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deckhand last won the day on December 28 2013

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    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. as someone on crutches, i have to use this bridge to get to my boat and the work that these volunteers have done is brilliant.
  2. Yes, i did ask him that question and he had checked that he hadnt switched the batteries off. Ours is easy to switch off too.
  3. Thankyou, We will try all that you have suggested.
  4. Thankyou, you have given us some things to look at and check next time we are down at the boat. Hubby did have a look at the terminals and they do look clean but says he will give them a clean. Beeper noise does stop when key is turned but then nothing happens, no turn over, no clicks, nothing. we are taking a reading of batteries being topped up from a digital display. It may relate purely to the starter battery, we will investigate this further when next at boat.
  5. We have a narrowboat which we are 'doing up'. It has a a kubota V1505 engine & Hurth gearbox . ( 4 110amp leisure batteries and 1 starter battery) On the way to its mooring back in sept last year, it failed to start when we stopped for a cuppa. We found a loose wire which we reconnected and it started up and we went on our way. Over winter on its mooring, we started her up a few times. Until May of this year. She does not want to start. Batteries are reading full, we have two solar panels which work well. Now, she doesnt turn over. There is the usual long beep sound and then nothing when you turn the key. We would welcome any suggestions before we have to bring in "the professionals".
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  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

  11. it will be some time before we are anywhere near the Thames, so will lose it for now
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
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