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droshky

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  • Boat Name
    Mollie
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    Cruising

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  1. Research continues
  2. Ah well. Thanks for the tips guys but just got towed into Debdale Wharf with a seized Lister SR2. Soar cruise will have to wait
  3. Cut it up and wait to dry, now why didn’t we think of that? When we bought nb Mollie, we removed the pump out tank and I can assure you that “ pump out” is not to be taken completely literally. So we had a (White) half full plastic tank. We sloshed it around and tipped it out as best we could but even a high pressure hose couldn’t do much round all those baffles. So off we sloshed to the dump, with the holes blocked with newspaper “secured” with gaffer tape. The helpful Eastern European guy working there asked what it was made of (plastic, mate but it’s NOT EMPTY) and directed us to the appropriate skip. I took one armful of stuff up the ladder and while my back was turned, ol’ Pavel, who hadn’t quite got my drift, slung it over his shoulder, newspaper to ear....Nooooo! Amazingly, the temporary plug held, he hurled it into the plastics skip and we swiftly left. i don’t recommend this method of disposal, bad for the nerves!
  4. That’s good, I guessed they might be ok, reassuring. However, suppose the river level rises when we’re not there. How quickly would we need to get there, and how would we know? Aha, just read the other posts, thanks Matty again, and others....thinking!
  5. We might be up there on the Soar in 10 days or so. We’d plan to moor somewhere North of Leicester, perhaps Birstall area if that was ok. Then go home, come back as usual 2 weeks later. Any regular issues with security, either from hooligans or river level drama?
  6. Yes we were on the arm last week and went 3 times thru that bridge. Got thru with a bit of sweat twice, third time mrs D was on a zoom call and I just couldn’t hack it, luckily a passer by came and put her shoulder to it. I’m not, as the young people say, hench, but pretty fit and despite having got thru twice solo, this time the far end seemed to jam on its base. Be prepared! It is very a lovely stretch though, when you get there
  7. We live in London but the boat doesn’t
  8. We use the dried coir bricks. They are cheap, take a tiny amount of storage space, half a brick expands in water to form a dry mass which we chuck into the empty box. Stir and occasionally glance in, empty as necessary. One day soon we’ll go on a long tour and will continually be on board and thus able to use the contents as intended on the garden...tho maybe not on the veg??
  9. No not really. We start by putting in just enough to reach the &&&& stirring device. Then it’s months before the box is near full, bearing in mind we don’t live on board. At which point it all goes down the CRT service point sometimes pretty well rotted and in any case never clogging. Gonna happen this weekend as it happens, come and watch!
  10. It’s not all the time, I guess once a year or so. So it once then easy like many things
  11. For us it’s not so much the flies. Aerosol, rolledup newspaper or squash and wash, there’s only so many of em. No, it’s that when we’ve been away in warm weather, the little sods get into the fan on our Airhead which eventually jams. The aroma is then no longer expelled and you need to dismantle the fan to clean em out of it. if this happens, take careful note of which way the fan goes back together. Or you end up making a bad situation worse!
  12. Thank you very much. After some research I did finally dig up some of that info, but more importantly, youve confirmed it from the horses mouth!
  13. Whats the situation at Foxton, anybody? We were hoping to go up to the services there or at Mkt Harborough. Will we have to turn back to Crick or Welford?
  14. We like it. Although we’re keen gardiners in a small way, we’ve not managed to compost our, erm, product sufficiently. Problem being, we don’t live aboard or cruise for extended periods. So we just leave our no 2s in the rear compartment until nearly full then find a quiet facility to empty into. It’s pretty inoffensive but naturally not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s only 2 or 3 times a year, we’re CC but on board a week or 10 days at a time max. If it’s been warm and 2 weeks since anyone on board, the first stir or two raises a whiff, but otherwise virtually no smell. Wee bucket is no problem, just don’t forget about it every day or two. Compared to finding pump out or tip in during what’s often a short visit, it suits us. Everyone to their own
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