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PhilR

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  1. Morris's 20/20 or Lister's own 10/40 (if it is still available?). B & Q used to sell Daytona 20/50 API cc which was cheaper than those. My SR2 is still running well after 40 years on any of the above. Phil
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  4. It is surprising how many SR's have the baffle plates fitted upside down! This will cause overheating as the cylinders won't get the correct airflow. They need to be fitted before the cylinders and heads are clamped down. (the lugs go at the bottom!!)
  5. I have used Rustoleum Combi Colour and have been very pleased with the results. I'm not convinced that silk or matt would be easier to touch-up than gloss, but I have never used silk or matt on the boat. I would have thought it might be harder to keep a silk or matt finish looking clean?
  6. Many (most?) people seek to keep their overheads to a minimum which makes sense. The problem for many boaters, who are abiding by the rules and on a genuine journey, is when attempting to find an overnight visitor mooring.
  7. The cost of collecting Council Tax from continuous moorers might exceed the income received. BUT, the cost benefits for continuous moorers in not paying towards local services (and mooring income for CaRT) will only encourage others to join the bandwagon of a cheaper lifestyle. Surely, that is not what most people want?
  8. No problem. If you will be out of the country for 3 weeks just pay for a mooring somewhere convenient.
  9. If you need to ask this question I have to assume that you are bending the rules already? CaRT is a charitable organisation and would welcome any contributions/donations from anyone who enjoys the benefit of free moorings. I don't personally think that this forum should be available to encourage ways to avoid paying a fair share towards the upkeep of our waterways.
  10. The old Electrolux 3 way fridges can be a real pig to light if they haven't been used for a while. Frequently, it is due to spiders' webs or dust near the burner or flue.
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    Hi Arthur I suggest you disconnect the morse cable from the gear lever on the gearbox. Start the engine and see what happens when you operate the gearbox lever manually. I presume the RCR bloke did that? If everything works OK with the cable disconnected you have either a cable adjustment fault or a problem with the morse control box. Many control boxes have a couple of different fulcrum positions to alter the cable "throw" Cheers Phil
  12. Are you talking about "Long Pound" (between locks 1 and 2)? How low was the water? That is a deep pound and it was never an issue under BW control. But maybe the issue is that CaRT prefer to spend our money on non-navigational infrastructure?
  13. Phil, You mentioned an old Dalescraft Advert some time ago. I would love to have a copy if you still have the scanned image. My email is tonybentley@hotmail.com

  14. Are you sure of those figures?
  15. A stern tube should be drip-free when the boat is moored (assuming that you have greased the tube after stopping for the night). A slight steady drip is normal when running. If you have more than a steady drip it might be time to tighten or re-pack the gland. Edited to add: If tightening the stern gland don't overdo it. The nuts shouldn't be much more than hand tight.
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