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Bacchus

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  1. Most engineers will tell you that "if it looks right, it probably is right", and I think it is fair to say that these 60'x12' things which have been popularised as cheap housing (with a huge VAT saving on the price of a "boat") look very, very wrong on both canals and rivers, but then to me the very long narrow boats look wrong too (with the exception of the working type boats like a fuel bunkering boat that passes me regularly). 70' x 6'11" isn't a boat, it's a plank. And on places like the Thames, one or two boats of that sort of length (fat or narrow) can take up an entire town mooring, wh
  2. I have a Webasto water heater which I might be persuaded to sell (along with an expansion tank, pump, and 7 day timer) - it is a couple of years old but pretty much unused (I have only fired it up on a bench to make sure it all worked) so I would want strong money for it. I think the output is 4.4kw, it certainly heated a bucket of water up very quickly... ETA I bought it for the camper conversion but have decided to plumb that into the engine - reverse of your issue as I will always be touring in the van
  3. Bits of Kingston/Teddington can be a bit congested, but it is light enough until at least 10-1030 so you should be fine if you turn up late-ish As @Thames Bhaji says, there is plentiful mooring in Kingston, if you don't find anywhere you like near the lock, press on past the road bridge and I can pretty much guarantee that you will find somewhere on the right hand side. You might be woken by joggers, but you can have a cup of tea and watch them sweat.
  4. Just going to spend a penny quid...
  5. You should be able to replace the cigarette lighter socket with a round-pin plug connected to 12V. That's exactly what I did on my mobicool coolbox
  6. On this day... bless 'em. Coots are very good parents until their offspring are adolescent, then if the offspring stick around the parents will peck them to death. I think we yumans could be more coot (c:
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  8. Interesting. I have had the same email, and it has reminded me that I had another login to this forum, historically It might be a bannable offence to have multiple logins - I hope not, genuine mistake - but it was a bit weird to get the 'reset your password' email for a decade old ID. Is there a big hack thing happening?
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  11. Fill the aperture with celotex and board over on the inside, and put fake shutters on the outside? Should look all right both inside and out (ok, shutters on a narrow boat might be a bit odd, but I see them going past with fake wheelbarrows and gaily-painted watering cans...), would remain weatherproof, and would be reversible if you (or a future owner) change your mind.
  12. It's to make them look as if they're going faster.
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