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RosieP

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  1. Hi - I've messaged you
  2. Thank you Peter for your detailed advice. I see the logic in your suggestion that people would generally want to accompany a boat move or else pay a professional such as Matty who had lots of references. Incidentally Matty moved my boat when we were novices and did a brilliant job. I'll look up the NBT. Thanks again.
  3. Thanks for all the helpful thoughts everyone. I didn't really consider recommendations and a boat cv but that's a good idea (I've done all of the grand union and all of the Lee and stort). I suppose I didn't consider the more cynical interpretations of my offer, which was genuinely meant in good faith. My intention was that if anyone was remotely interested they could just get in touch and discuss the details with me over the phone including my experience, insurance perhaps what would happen in the event of damages etc. And if anyone felt this a too risky proposition they could just not take me up on it and pay someone instead. In response to those that suggested I just want a free Holiday, I suppose I do, doing something I enjoy which might also be beneficial to someone else who needs their boat moving. I don't really see the problem of offering this, since it is only an offer and this might suit some people given the wide range of circumstances of boaters. I've moved this thread to the crew swop section.
  4. I'm keen to hear from anyone who needs their boat moving from A to B. I lived on a narrow boat between 2013 and 2017 and now on land but really miss boating and would love a week or so aboard. I thought there must be plenty of people who need their boat moving and can't do it themselves for whatever reason. I'm very experienced at handling and manoeuvring boats. Free service. I have limited holiday from work so am not very flexible on dates but happy to discuss your needs. Rosie
  5. Ok good idea, I didn't spot that thread. Thanks
  6. I'm keen to hear from anyone who needs their boat moving from A to B. I lived on a narrow boat between 2013 and 2017 and now on land but really miss boating and would love a week or so aboard. I thought there must be plenty of people who need their boat moving and can't do it themselves for whatever reason. I'm very experienced at handling and manoeuvring boats. Free service. I have limited holiday from work so am not very flexible on dates but happy to discuss your needs. Rosie.
  7. Thanks everyone, that sounds sensible.
  8. Hi all, We have put our boat up for sale privately not through a broker. We've had quite a bit of interest and an offer. What's a fair and secure process for selling a boat, particularly when more than one buyer is interested? I can't remember what we did when we bought her and were in in the buyers position but I remember nearly being stung by another sale, being confused and feeling at risk of losing money. I don't like being an estate agent! I think this might be fair; Accept first offer at the asking price Take a 10% deposit and agree terms for refund or not. Buyer does survey at their cost. If they decide not to buy the boat because it's not 'sold as seen' then we return deposit. Move onto next buyer. If they want to buy the boat but any necessary work to carry out, seller pays for this. Does this sound fair and reasonably secure for both parties? Thanks
  9. Thanks everyone. The running pump was a red herring - no leak. As suggested by the previous posts the pump will run even when no water circulating. we took the pump apart and it was clogged up with rust and limescle - declogged and now we have water in the taps once again. Phew!
  10. Hi, I've started a new topic as I had originally asked for advice about a burst pipe but now after some helpful advice I've found that isn't the problem its the water pump - water is going into the pump but nothing is coming out, despite the pump being activated. You can guess my next question - what is likely to be wrong with the pump? It is a SHURflo diaphragm pump - Aqua King. Looks to be 6 years old. The problem is now occurring after leaving the boat cold and drained for a week in freezing conditions. It has recently been playing up - takes about 5 seconds from tap opening to pump kicking in. It was getting so bad we had to start running bath tap (which is lower) in order to get water out of the kitchen tap. We are in a soft water area so possible limescale build up. All ideas would be very much appreciated. Thanks
  11. Hiya, Thanks for all your replies. There is no evidence of any water in the bilge, either at the stern or mid-way down the boat. One possible clue is that the pump is still running even when we've isolated the tank at the stop cock, and so no water is running through the pump and it still activates. This shows that the pump running doesn't indicate water running out of the tank. Mike - my money is on your suggestion, frozen pipe feeding the pump and fingers crossed there's no other burst pipes.
  12. Hello, I've just come back to my boat after a week away over Christmas. We are in the south east so no snow but freezing conditions. Before leaving we drained all water out of the taps, assuming this would drain the calorifer too. I am now trying to fill back up but I'm a bit concerned as the water pump has been going for about 2 hours and only deactivates when turned off. This makes me think we must have a leak somewhere and its pumping water into the hull. Or, I'm over worrying and its just taking a long time to refill the system. I stopped filling up the tank when it was about half full as I worried I was just pumping it straight out into the hull. It now sounds like the tank has gone down a lot when I tap it. Does anyone have any ideas how to get a good diagnosis? Thanks very much.
  13. Thanks everyone, very helpful as usual.
  14. We do have a bit of height to play with. Are you suggesting we can get 3 batteries in with smaller base and taller?
  15. HI, Apologies if this is repetition, I have tried to find the answer elsewhere but I think this is one of those questions so obvious any answers to it have to be read between the lines. Our batteries are tired so we want to replace. The battery bank currently sits inside a metal 'casing' in the engine bay and will only fit two leisure batteries. Is there any way we can increase our capacity without increasing the number of batteries? Currently we have 110ah sealed batteries, can we replace with 135ah? (If it helps our output is generally low, lights and radio. I would like to run a 12v fridge for at least part of the day. We charge up with solar and engine on dull days) Thanks
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