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DaveR

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About DaveR

  • Birthday 02/25/1952

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Burton upon Trent
  • Interests
    Finding time to be onboard.
    DIY
    The 'Boro'

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  • Occupation
    Master Mariner
  • Boat Name
    Legacy
  • Boat Location
    Shobnall

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  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. Same price as the one from Screwfix.
  3. Two feet from the main line at the back of the base unit. I guess I need to add it to the jobs list to upgrade the cabling. Thanks Dave R
  4. This is what I did to reduce the noise. The pump is mounted on a thin paving slab, then covered with a wooden box with some spare sound proofing stuck inside. I got the longest flexible pipes I could get so that the pump & box live under the sink unit with the long pipes allowing the whole thing to be brought out in the open for any maintenance/repair/replacement. The filter, which wouldn't fit in the box is mounted in the suction line closer to the water tank outlet. End result, OK not silent but a lot quieter than it was and certainly easier access than at the back of the sink or under part of the dinette.
  5. DaveR

    Morse Cables

    I believe yes, that is what I have on Legacy. It is just the length that is different. From memory the gear change is 5 feet & throttle is 6 feet, however each boat is different and you need to measure them both for yours.
  6. Buy a window vacuum. Number of times I gave seen a hair drier used to put the condensation back into the air . . . . .
  7. Thank you one and all, some more things to try and test.
  8. OK, I am one of those boaters with a "girlie button" but after using one for over 40 years at sea I appreciate how useful they are. Legacy came with one fitted and she is from 2004. It is a BCN 55kgf unit (now taken over by Twin Disc as a BT 55) Yesterday whilst winding at Tarleton it worked, then stopped working part way through the manoeuvre. I thought I had picked up weed and so today I have been down the weed hatch. My findings are :- Propeller is clear, turns easily in both directions. The solenoid is clicking away when the control down aft is pressed. Voltage at the motor is 12.8 with the engine running. Is there anything else I can check to track down what has gone wrong? The manual only suggests that the solenoid has given up. Thank you Dave R
  9. There is a length of Armco just North of the 24 hour moorings at Rufford (just south of the winding hole) for a 14 day mooring. Dead handy as the station is but a few hundred yards away.
  10. OK, last year we went out from Limehouse at 9.30 on a Wednesday. Belting sunny day and absolutely no problems. As we were leaving Limehouse there was one of those huge gravel barges went passed and created some wash, after that it is just a case of keeping your eyes open and not hogging the main channel. Most of the commercial boats are mindful of the smaller craft and, as I found, don't play silly sods. I took the car Sat-nav with me but hardly referred to it - the Nicholson's that covers the Thames is so good. There is a lot of reading to be done before planning the journey. Just do it, it is one of the best boating memories I now have, to the point that I am thinking of doing it again in a couple of years.
  11. The canals are natural litter collectors. Any trash blown from roads/estates/playing fields close by the canals has a good chance of ending up in the cut. CaRT idea that in a year the problem would be solved is rather fanciful as litter is dropped every day of the year, the supply is never ending until there are more bins provided. Collecting trash, as I do, at every opportunity just means that there is a black bag on the roof of the boat until I get to somewhere to dispose of it correctly. It is not rocket science at all. Dog walkers are some of the offenders to tackle. At one time there was dog poo on the cut which degraded in a few days/weeks. Now they put it into plastic bags and hang it on trees, throw into the hedge row or launch it in the cut where the plastic bag preserves the contents for a lot longer time. The long journey starts with a small step of everyone doing their bit where and when they can.
  12. On my Beta 43, the fuse is located to the left of the rocker cover aft end as you look from astern. As previously mentioned bit difficult to spot. What I found more difficult was the 40A fuse for sale on the cut. Even the local car parts place didn't have them, finally found on flea-bay and had them delivered at home.
  13. Would these be any good? https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/264141571212?chn=ps Dave
  14. https://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/store/product/ws-001.aspx further up the line towards the tank. Dave
  15. The pump lives under the sink unit with a wood box ontop with some sound proofing installed. Your boat is looking superb. Regards Dave R
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