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Sea Dog

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Sea Dog last won the day on April 15 2019

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    Devon

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    Chartered Engineer, RN (Rtd)
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    Grand Union - Warwick & Birmingham Canal

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  1. Oxbow also do Excel and Newheat, which make up my top two of smokeless fuels. They must have a niche in the range for Red for reasons other than excellence and I note that it isn't smokeless and is marketed as an economy fuel on the bag - two good reasons to avoid it I'd have thought.
  2. No, silly! Don't you know thatwhen you first fire up it puts energy into the stove instead of powering the blades? That way, the fire gets up to an efficient temperature more quickly.
  3. Don't be tempted to put any in your steam lorry in case you get stopped by the Ministry for Horseless Carriages and get your tender "dipped".
  4. It's been drifting.for at least 24 hours now and still we speculate. Stealthy little monkey,isn't it!
  5. Crikey, had you just been to a string and flag sale?
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  7. Me too. They're well priced and really helpful over the phone too. Dunno what they're like in the hour of need though, which is the acid test I guess..
  8. There we are then - a bit of sparkle always looks good in a bathroom.
  9. Replace it - they're pretty cheap. Chrome might look nicer, then it'd feel like an upgrade too!
  10. I don't know how many times last year I had to tell folk that it was not "asking for trouble" to moor in central Birmingham after they'd been told by other boaters that it was unsafe and they should avoid the place and certainly not stop if they had to pass through. Usually they quoted Facebook as their source...
  11. Sea Dog

    WiFi

    All I ever use aboard my narrowboat for WiFi, mostly streaming to my TV, is my mobile phone's hotspot. Occasionally I need to put it near a window/porthole, but mostly it just works. Sometimes, when cruising in a rural hilly area maybe, there's no signal, but that's pretty rare and you can't pick up a signal that's not there with any antenna. If there's an issue here that demands pushing any legalities, I'm not sure how.
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  13. Ah, that may explain why I don't have the issue with my solid fuel stove then: it's a Bubble and they also make a diesel version. So, I can now stop feeling a bit of an outsider for not having a tarry flue, as it's not my fault. I thought I was going to have to dribble blacking on my roof!
  14. Except on black Friday, when it was... "Our soles are cheap today, cheaper than yesterday..." etc.
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