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Karen Lea Rainey

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  • Birthday 04/29/1965

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  1. I knew it would be a significant cost, but my other half said if you had a £30k car on the drive or a £30k watch in a draw." Are you telling me you wouldn't insure it properly". That convinced me to just spend the money and be thankful.
  2. They had to belong to an 'accredited marine surveyors organisation's Which has to be on the business letterhead/ survey. I used Charles King at Monarch Marine ltd
  3. Have just had survey as required by GJW as my 48 ft boat is also 30 years old this year. Their instructions were 'a full out of water survey' and 'valuation'. It took a little under 2 days for a marine surveyor to carry out, I cant believe how thorough it was even down to serial nos for engine, whether every electrical socket works, what cabling is used etc and then any failings or repairs necessary. 20 page pdf. But I feel I know my boat inside out now after reading it. Ultrasonic readings taken every metre, 3 x on the sides, then again every metre on the base plate. Thankfully
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  6. Walked along the Coventry this afternoon, (Tamworth) only saw 1 boat moving in just under 2 hours. I'm going out Friday, hope it stays that peaceful next week.
  7. I reckon between 2 and 3 days before you wouldn't have enough power to operate say a small microwave, small low wattage TV etc. Your lights will be the last things to go, but your batteries will quickly get to a point whereby you need to charge them for longer than the usage rate via your inverter
  8. Sounds like you done loads of work, but BMC 1.5s coke up regularly between the glow plugs and combustion chamber. So the heat generated by the glow plugs doesn't actually reach the combustion chamber. Almost certainly you need to remove the glow plugs and use a long 4mm drill bit to push into the glow plug hole and break up the carbon crusted build up behind them. I have done this on 2 of my boats now, both were BMC 1.5s. You can search on my threads under " boat not started properly for many years" previous owner always used easy start to get it going. It will take a couple of hour
  9. It's less than £15k, look on apollo duck, Ebay etc, I dont think you'll do better for your money. It's pretty tidy inside, it's obviously been somebody's pride and joy with reasonable care taken. This boat will be snapped up within a few days for sure. What steel narrowboat can you find for less than 15k, there ain't a lotta choice out there you know!
  10. Get a hull survey at the least, this will cost you around £650 - £750 at gt Haywood facility. It's a good starter boat, you should be able to get at least the cost of the survey off the price Or if you wanted to take a risk, offer around £12500 to buy now no comebacks At the end of the day if the hull survey says it's in "fair condition" then you will get all of your money back £15k in a couple of years anyway. The survey will all but gaurantee that for you. Also bear in mind all surveyor will say in their reports that's something needs looking at, and this is a bit of
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  13. It's great to be back on our boats, let's hope we can all use them fully fairly soon. In my experience when the air temperature is like today at 20c +, you will be able to start any diesel engine fairly easily, even without wiring up your glow plugs heater wire. Basically the act of compression to the air in the cylinder gets hot enough to fire the engine up in seconds in warm weather. When the air is colder in winter at say between 0c and 10c the air can, (no will take longer to heat up in your cylinders. If it doesn't start in this weather without any hesitance, then it i
  14. Ah, I understand now, I've got it the maths that is, not the ###### thank you for educating me .
  15. I wasnt aware of the maths at the R rate of 1 being the same rate of infections after 1 month. My maths tells me 8,000 infect another 8,000 ( infecting a total of 16,000), which next month becomes 32,000. Perhaps your maths was right, I may be wrong!!!! Pray correct me please !
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