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The Boater

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About The Boater

  • Birthday 11/03/1948

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Shepperton
  • Interests
    Keen motorcyclist. Available as experienced extra crew member both in wide and narrow beam boats for anyone who needs it.
    Ian 07704 249 523

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  • Occupation
    Semi retired motorcycle mechanic

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  1. The Boater

    Transfer my boat from Middle level to Reading anyone?

    A bit too long a trip for me. I could bring it down the Grand Union and up the Thames if someone else could do the Nene.
  2. The Boater

    Transfer my boat from Middle level to Reading anyone?

    I do boat movements, but would need more details of where exactly the boat is now.
  3. The Boater

    Best place to find someone up for an adventure?

    Try Narrow boat Crew On Line.
  4. The Boater

    How old is too old?

    The age is not a problem but maybe consider looking into getting extra experienced crew help from somewhere like Narrow boat Crew On Line to make the heavier locks easier. Remember the golden boating rule to go slowly. Ian.
  5. The Boater

    Accompanying boat or crew for this Sat or Sun

    Have you tried going on Narrow boat on line?
  6. The Boater

    Help requested in Aldermaston!

    It looks as though the only two days I can do is either the first or second. I am a motorcycle mechanic and next week is booked up already. I may be able to be dogless sometimes after the 3rd but won't know which days till nearer the time. Ian.
  7. The Boater

    Help requested in Aldermaston!

    I can offer crew help on various days as long as you don't mind me being accompanied by a very well behaved Jack Russell. Ian.
  8. A 25 hp engine on a 20 ft boat is adequate but not excessive. Having done it myself I can say it will be somewhat of a challenge especially on the river fed sections of the K and A, but rewarding. You could always post on the crew wanted section for help. Ian, The Boater.
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  10. I will probably be able to help you with this dependant on the dates chosen. Ian.
  11. The Boater

    Moving boat from Droitwich Spa to Alvechurch

    I have been trying to send you a personal message to offer crew help but I think you have to made 5 posts on the forum for your message system to become active. Ian 07704 249 523
  12. The Boater

    Moving boat from Droitwich Spa to Alvechurch

    I should be free to help you depending on what dates you had in mind. I don't charge a fee if I get fed and watered. Ian The Boater. 07704 249 523
  13. The Boater

    Ducati. Not boaty.

    The safest way to test for siezure is to remove the spark plugs and attempt to turn the engine over using a socket on the crankshaft pulley bolt. It is important on a Duration not too use too much force in case it is the camshaft that is seized other wise the belts can slip and cause bent valves etc. It is unusual for them to seize unless they have been unused for a long while. Ian 07704 249 523
  14. The Boater

    Free holiday offered

    I am available for filling slots of around a week at a time if you need me. Peter X knows me as we have crewed together in the past. Ian
  15. The Boater

    Uxbridge boat centre. Need some opinions

    I have always found them to be excellent, and when the hull of my boat needed welding they were very sensibly priced. Very useful chandlery too.
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