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NB Alnwick

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About NB Alnwick

  • Birthday 02/22/1947

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    Cropredy, Oxford Canal
  • Interests
    Folk music, boats, trains, classic cars, classic racing cycles, real watches, fountain pens and almost anything vintage . . .
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  • Boat Name
    Alnwick (pronounced 'Annick')
  • Boat Location
    Usually moored at Cropredy

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  5. Has anyone tried one on a boat? will they run on 24vdc?
  6. You and I are in total agreement when it comes to that muck called non-brewed condiment!
  7. Play online with https://www.chess.com/
  8. Thank you for posting that link. Very helpful. Good Luck with sorting your grill - we have the same problem but it looks as if the whole burner unit will need replacing.
  9. On our boat, not yet - it can be done though! The whistles on early electric locomotives and on the London Underground to the present day are all operated by air pressure. We rather fancy the type of siren whistle fitted to WWII destroyers - that would waken the lockies! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_al9owcieHQ
  10. Thank you for retrieving those manuals and thank you for sending them to me. I still do not have a parts list but it would appear that the makers, Stoves, are still in business and can supply some parts at a price. Can anyone tell me when these Vanette products were in production? I was advised to approach caravan breakers for spares but I think these were more often fitted to narrow boats because they are pretty well up to the normal domestic kitchen spec and would be too large and too heavy for most touring vans.
  11. You beat me to it! Ecover was once an acceptable product but big business saw an opportunity and stepped in to buy them out. The name is the same but the product is now sold as a result of clever marketing. We recently discovered Surcare products for laundry and washing up. For most other things, good old fashioned soap without perfume is always a good bet and we like the products sold by Peace with the wild. No connection other than it is where I have purchased my shaving products. You been watching those cows again?
  12. I did look at one of those tools when they were first placed on the market and was fascinated by the size of the multi-function 'blade' in relation to the short shaft - I doubt if it would have reached our prop and I now wonder how many times those who bought them actually used them with success? Edited to add that when we first purchased Alnwick, I had a notion that it would be a good idea to have a tool for releasing debris from the prop. I therefore made a tool which resembled an Assegai spear - it didn't work and ever since I have just used the hook.
  13. "A gap in the market" roughly translated means another opportunity to fleece mugs with more money than sense. I remember seeing these things advertised and I am sure that the professional boatmen of old would have been highly amused.
  14. The answer is for those who go boating to make time beforehand to study and learn how everything on their own boat works and how to prevent it from breaking down and then how to fix it when it breaks. This is not as difficult as it sounds - if boaters only ever purchased boats that matched their personal understanding and ability there would be a lot more happy boaters. There is an alternative to this and that is to hire in the expertise but few can really afford to employ a resident boat fitter/gas fitter/engineer/electrician!
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