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BWM last won the day on December 29 2018

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  1. Whatever the boatyard are doing, be sure to wrap the engine/gearbox to protect it and ancillaries (particularly the alternator). Same with any inverter/chargers. An epoxy primer may be worth considering but any decent zinc oxide primer should do.
  2. It doesn't show it as sold but i wouldn't be surprised, as you say, it is a great boat on the faceof it. Saw another Les Allen 'Malta', which at 45,000 seems reasonable but more of a project.
  3. https://www.reedleymarina.co.uk/boat-sales-at-reedley-marina-ellen/ This looks like a lot of boat for the money, Les Allen boats are generally good quality - my son has one 1992 build and the baseplate/sides looked like a sheet of glass when lifted.
  4. The timetable may state that but it doesn't account for regular cancellations, my wife and daughter both commute daily so quite familiar with the actual service. I don't wish to supply incorrect advice, only to help the op with local knowledge if i can as i'm sure they will check timetables beforehand.
  5. I was averaging service throughout the day, we live in Lapworth and have found that Warwick and Dorridge are the most regular throughout the day and parkway has a good service at commuter times but less so during the day.
  6. Warwick station is only a 15 minute walk from the Saltisford arm, and has a full service. Warwick parkway and Lapworth have two hours plus between trains if that may be an issue.
  7. Is this at the stove end or the roof collar? Many stoves have a separate collar that you can unbolt (these often snap), from inside the stove. Either way, if you cut the flue pipe the job will be easier to manage and the remains of the pipe can be cut away with a disc or be drilled and split.
  8. Nope, it's a long term rather than residential. Site has a post code but no facility to receive post.
  9. I'm struggling to find an insurer willing to provide cover, i have a permanent mooring with parking but our correspondence is sent to a mailbox address - can anyone suggest a broker who may be able to help?
  10. These are extremely good, and most obvious environmental gain is the lack of waste plastic. Much more economical than pouring out an unmeasured amount of liquid (including some that invariably slides off your hand into the sink), this can only be a good thing. You only need to look at the thick rafts of duck weed that accompany areas with large collections of liveaboard craft to see the effect of high levels of detergent effluent. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/product-reviews/fashion-and-beauty/g31973674/best-shampoo-bars/
  11. A friend of mine who is on the south Stratford got shouted at this morning and was told he shouldn't be on the move this early (started at first light), and he was breaching the terms of his licence!
  12. Our first boat was a Pat Buckle/Floating homes '92 build, and that had a daft deck drain set up. It had a length of 1/2" box section behind the two corner gas lockers, already half blocked by welding residue that blocked constantly.
  13. There is extensive hardstanding at Debdale marine and it is cheaper than a mooring, and unless you're very lucky access for large materials will be difficult at most moorings.
  14. We use mailbox, etc for post and collect it weekly. This address was acceptable for my driving licence but they required a copy of the boat licence before allowing this as an address. As for car insurance i have heard that NFU might be useful and will be trying them next renewal. Which insurer do you use and are the prices reasonable?
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