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  1. I wonder if it is to do with the space behind the anode as anything fitted over a painted surface is likely to be among the first areas of a coating to deteriorate.
  2. I'm fairly certain that this is the same type of hose, used widely in motorsport and turbo intercoolers. If you are lucky with the bearings it may be a solution. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Straight-Reinforced-Silicone-Hose-Coolant-Water-Boost-Inlet-Pipes-500mm-piece-/113300673666?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  3. No its not, Roundup is broken down in the presence of sunlight but the process is slowed to a near standstill in water - fairly obvious really when you consider the substance is generally diluted in water...
  4. I'm sure your Roundup goes a long way too, with no run off on that flat earth of yours. A politician who was likely well 'sponsored' by Monsanto drinking an unknown substance doesn't trump decades of death and evidence to the contrary.
  5. If it's been oiled I'd be surprised if the colour didn't end up very close to the earlier ply if you treat in the same way.
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  7. BWM

    Exhaust options.

    I was given the impression that it was fitted in the early 70's when used as a camping boat but have no means of confirming this. My decision to remove it was done in an effort to smooth the flow of gases and simplify the system but i doubt it would make much difference in performance.
  8. BWM

    Exhaust options.

    My boat had a huge gate valve which switched between a traditional roof stack and one straight out through the side. It's a Jp3m so fairly quiet anyway with the marine silencer.
  9. I've no doubt they may eat some, particularly if rich in clover and dandelion leaves but the majority will just add to detritus on the bottom. Can i ask why you fly tip lawn mowings into the canal? Much easier to compost in a pile surely - not as bad as the idiots who tip their stove ash in but an unwelcome addition to a watercourse all the same.
  10. Unlikely to be eaten by anything living on or under the water, the longer strands of bramble and the like will add to materials fouling the prop, the rest will hasten silting up, depending on quantity going in.
  11. I'd agree with Captain Pegg regarding the re plating as this area of the boat will have access inside and out - if a skin tank is present it will likely need attention and won't work efficiently if over plated.
  12. So nice to see a boat being repaired properly, well done for extending its life.
  13. Nice little boat, i saw the interior of the hull a few years ago and all looked clean with the broad original keelson running along the centre. I did a top end rebuild on the JP, a nice engine.
  14. The Colne was definitely used for navigation between Farlows lake and the group of gravel pits at the end of Trout road in West Drayton until the late 70's, and i suspect the same would apply to the chain of pits between Harefield and Savay lake. It seems that traffic was mostly local, between weirs but there may have been flash locks long ago?
  15. Even though a thicker baseplate is undoubtedly more resistant to corrosion it is still an issue for insurers, as they work on percentage of depth of pitting to original thickness.
  16. For all the ducklings, etc., taken by otters, seagulls and other predators, there are many more killed off by cold overnight temperatures.
  17. Pike, and occasionally catfish will take ducklings but the most damaging predators in recent times where we are based are otters. They have also taken fairly large cygnets too.
  18. Only if it didn't arrive in instalments!
  19. And ends up at the cemetery at Kensal, i seem to remember a massive wallop into the bank at one point!
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  22. I did buy a couple some years ago but can't remember where from. It may have been Sleeman but more likely from Stationary engine parts - they have a mass of files showing stock not listed and was most likely from there. Damned things still didn't seal without resorting to ptfe!
  23. Definitely enquire as to the 'engine work' being carried out as this may be a quick fix that will require a great deal of money spent on doing properly in the very near future - i.e., a head gasket could render the boat saleable but within a short time, a full rebuild may be needed.
  24. The banjo that connects to the end of the pump is also worth a look as they can leak, especially if knocked. It's well worth drying everything off and then running your finger over the underside of the pipework, ect., to pin down the source.
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