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rustynewbery

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    Ebony
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    Cropredy Marina [winter only]

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  3. Not entirely the same as your problem but similar. Modern washing machines are somewhat intolerant. I have a Mastervolt 6000Ultra generator on board but I had no end of problems with a Candy front loader which replaced a Servis which went phut. We had to have a fan heater on to get the thing to spin and in the end it went to the mother in law and we got another Servis. It was frequency related and if not exactly 50Hz would cause problems. I know of another boat with a Whisper 3600 and Zanussi which didn't work properly. I think a 1200W inverter is not up to the job.
  4. Apart from the stupidity of the excessive speed, I don't think visibility through that bridgehole [65?] is very good.
  5. Don't know about Webasto or Mikuni but "Ebers" were not meant for thermostatic control of their operation. The constant start up and shutdown cycles are the main cause of failure due to coking up - and don't do much for the batteries either. My system was installed with a thermostatically controlled valve in the main radiator/finrad circuit, while another circuit feeds the calorifier and bathroom radiator and is always "on". Sensors on the heat exchanger body are used to control the air blower and this cycles the unit between high and low speed. It also had a standard Alde room thermostat which did control the main power to the unit - that was made redundant several years ago. Since the demise of the older "red diesel", I have found that the unit runs a lot cleaner and the last time I serviced it there was hardly any carbon build up. Another cause of failure to start can be bad connections on the fuse panel in the Eber control box. Older models only had fuses held on spring lugs prone to corrosion. Most of the circuitry inside that box is superfluous since it holds all manner of relays and fuses to do with vehicle installations.
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  7. They are closed right over the half term holidays, scuppering any chance of a decent cruise for many. Probably academic given the new restrictions but shameful that they knew about the problem over a year ago and did nothing until the cill totally failed. Same as not fixing lock paddles and when the other one goes t*ts up - stoppage. A couple of years ago at Broadmoor lock near Cropredy, a top ground paddle was out for over a year but when the other one also failed, they only repaired ONE OF THEM! Bonkers.
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  9. From the south, there's mooring with armco above Allens lock after br203. Try to Google Earth it if you can and go Satellite view. I use this a lot when checking for stopping places.
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  11. WOT! And you a Yorkshireman
  12. Castle was sold by Dave Dare to what is Away4Awhile in Brum. It was converted into a restaurant trip boat with a lot of expensive catering kit installed. Rose was teamed up with butty Karna Taka, operated by Hanna and John as Bywater Boats.[Hanna's dad Steve still operates a horse drawn trip boat on the Montgomery Canal] Then they had a new motor boat Kerala and Rose retired to where she is now on the K&A. Hanna and John sold the pair on as their family was growing by 2 youngsters.
  13. I've just got back to our mooring at Cropredy and the "new hole" has been puddled and stanchions are in for the pre-manufactured pontoons to go on. None of your plonk plonk pile driving though, they brought in a proper steel piling machine that vibrates them in. Word has it that all the pontoons will be 70ft and a "select few" will be platinum moorings with wider pontoons, landscaping, bespoke BBQ pits and dedicated parking slots - just what the floating cottage brigade will love. All for an additional 15% above standard rates. Given the prevailing winds here, plus the fact that the link to/from the existing north pond will only be 8ft wide, it will no doubt provide for hours of endless fun as said 70 footers try to come through and turn left to access the cut! Scuttlebut has it that Castle may actually be interested in Brinklow. Any uptake on that?
  14. When on the Coventry, we have liked to stop between br33 and 34. Last week, another boater moored up and told me that there were instances of theft from boats including bikes and solar panels. The footpath from br33 up towards Hartshill has also been blocked by the farmer. Anyone had any adverse experiences long this stretch of cut?
  15. Quite remarkable given the north Oxford doesn't have a wide beam profile. Even CRT admit that but say it is not POLICY to prevent the buggers going to and from. I'm not sure about special permission, no-one at CRT objected to the plans which I assume was the nod through. It's tight enough through Willoughby cutting when passing narrowboats.
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