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  1. Thank you! Yes - dead end indeed - i saw a boat for sale there - looks like a stunning spot - bit pricey - thanks for replying
  2. Hi there does anybody know about the River Waveney (Beccles) and if it is possible to navigate inwards to the canal network, or only outwards to the sea?? Thanks
  3. Lovin’ the sense of adventure....i see loads of boats lying about in boat yards that are being chopped up for other things....who says they need to match? I saw a people carrier doubling up as a wheel house the other day :))) i will ask the couple in the Aylesbury basin what they did with their tube....
  4. Hi again Thanks a lot, I much appreciate the photos. Good point about length - as if I did get the money together ever to do this it would be so I could get further up north on it, so that all makes sense. I would like to work towards knowing the rough cost for the most expensive elements, which I assume are: taking and keeping out of the water, cutting and re-welding and reinforcing - the section I would remove is at approx 40 feet from the bow, to 50/55 feet - after the galley - there is no gas to deal with (this ends at the galley), water and hot water heating is basic and would need cutting and connecting, and both 240v and 12v pass through, but I can see all these. The section is not currently fitted out, except for ceiling insulation, wood wall panels and a temporary floor (I have seen the floor and treated it). Fitting out afterwards is something I have to do anyway, but will be doing myself. I have painted the exterior in the last couple of years, and expect to have to keep doing that. I would need to store the cut out til I won the pools, and in an ideal world would attach a salvaged bow and stern. So I guess if people are willing to add wisdom, any thoughts on stage one and costs would be of much interest. Thanks for thoughts, links and pictures so far, Jane
  5. Morning all :))- great thank you - i might pop to Aylesbury for a look and a chat if possible. I am wondering about doing it in the future - i live on a 70 footer - the back is partially fitted out and i could lose a ten foot tube before fitting the back out. It may be too expensive but i have done a lot to the boat (1989) which i dont think i would get back in selling it to buy a smaller boat. The electrics would need to be addressed though and i recently did that. I wondered about long term effect to the hull and i wondered about the damage the re-welding would do and how far the heat travels - if there is much distortion in the overall shape. eventually i would think about the tube becoming a pull along workshop... Am grateful for the responses and info and would happily visit a shortened boat. thanks a lot!
  6. Roland can you say anymore? I thought there might be some tales on the site but i haven’t found anything...
  7. Has anybody done this, or know of this being done?
  8. Hi there I painted my boat and am now helping a friend - his is grp top steel hull. With mine i sealed then painted - but now appreciate that means re painting if the seal deteriorates - around windows and wooden rails (that are not being removed) would you recommend prep, paint then seal or visa versa? Thanks any advice on best sealant on grp much appreciated - marine sikaflex gets good reviews but is pricy - is it worth the price? PS glasticord is a miracle product for a gasket that we used to make a porthole seal and then sealed again with a sealant around the edges (did the latter after painting)
  9. Hi this boat has a steel flange - yet to be explored in depth - the gap is packed full of several types of gunk and the flange appears deteriorated in places, hopefully not too badly - i was wondering about that myself - if we repair the grp overlap where it is deteriorated it may not need to be sealed? Thanks Overall, for sesling around windows (wooden ones), hand rails, ariels etc woukd folks go sikaflex or marine flex or either? Thanks
  10. Hi it is a grp boat steel hull - i am talking about the steel/grp interface...:)
  11. Thank you - dont worry about doom and gloom - it is good to know - thank you, thanks for the advice
  12. Hi there i am helping a friend paint their GRP narrowboat and trying to choose sealant, especially for the GRP/steel join. I have found an Everbuild Butyl Mastic but the product details say not to be used on plastic. Does this mean dont use it on GRP? I can call them but last time i didnt feel that confident in the person i spoke to. I have also found a product called GEOCEL GEOBOND HM CARAVAN & MOTORHOMES 290ML WHITE - when i spoke to sealants online this is the product they recommended for the job - used for sealing windows, vents etc, usually on caravans, which i guess is GRP to metal.They do a Tremco Butyl sealant but the spec does not mention GRP. I wonder if anybody knows a specific product for the job if welding a new flange to the boat is not the preferred option. Many thanks
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