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  1. The bilge is manual so i guess it will be a morning and evening job to press the button.
  2. I thought that too but its a funny name About 4 inches i guess. A narrow boat . Ledgard
  3. I think it may be a leaking stern gald.
  4. Im not a mechanical person but i just wondered what the reasons would be for water being in the bottom of the engine bay. If the boats sat idle over winter for a few months without someone on it regularly to usw th bulge pump would the water build up massivley? Is it something to worry about? Someones told me that its historical water. I dont even know what that means. Can any one shead any light please?
  5. I think the person who gave me that advise was given advice to avoid coventry but not the canal itself and maybe like chineese whispers the advise got twisted. The reason i asked you guys is because after listening to that advise and looking at the map i thought the coventry route looked easier. But i just needed someone who had actually done it to tell me my suspicions were right or wrong. So thanks guys. I shall now prepare my route
  6. 9 Thankyou everyone im going to do some careful planning now and hopefully i shall get her down without too much trouble if i time it right
  7. In a weeks time weather permiting They said there are more locks through the coventry route. But i had a breif look at the collins waterway map and it looks a lot less confusing the coventry way.
  8. Im heading south onto he grand union from stoke on trent. Which is the best route to go? Ive been told to avoid coventry canal although that actually looks the best. Ive been told the staff and worcester through wolverhampton is better.looking at the map though im not sure if that is true . Can anyone shed some light on what actualy is the easiest route? Thanks
  9. This one looks more like a narrowboat. It doesnt have a wheel house. Its not underpowered either at 45hp. Thanks it seems they are kind of an average boat builder as long as they are not too bad.
  10. Yes this is the one No its not a legend narrowboat, Im very familiar with legend as i used to have one. Ledgard are/ were a company from yorkshire and they have ceased trading from what information i can gather
  11. Well they are more economical and thats important to me ... i jyst dont no anyone on the cut with one
  12. Hi everyone. 2 questions really: Are ledgard boats any good? Have they got any good points and bad points? Also, im looking to buy one so just wanted to know if the boat builder was on top of their game. Also secondly, it has a compost toilet. Does anyone know more about these how they work. Has anyone on here got one? Is it recommended? Thanks
  13. I was told by a boat welder friend of mine that the steel now is not marine grade its cheap to buy and doesnt have the same minerals in it. Bit like everything these days built for a quick turn over and profit at as little initial outlay...so the steel quality was better then according to him. Houses are the same now with their paper thin walls and small gardens.
  14. Oh i wood want to use the tank but if its not stainless i think it would probably have rust etc and the boats over 30 years old so its not good. The people who currently own it drink from it (so they tell me) but i wouldnt
  15. No it doesnt have a current insurance certificate on it. Why do you ask?
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