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Fender151

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    Lichfiled

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  • Boat Name
    Aroha
  • Boat Location
    Trent & Mersey Canal

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  1. Fender151

    Caledonia

    I have memories of sailing from Oban down the West coast to Falmouth and then across to Le Harve, on a 55ft Nicholson yacht a lifetime ago. As we left Oban we ran into a force 5 gusting to chucking-up. Whilst I love the imagery, serenity in the video, struggling to reconcile it with the terrors of the deep we experienced those first days, I was offered and took a place as crew couple of years later, Portsmouth to Gib, happy days experience, may have something to do with a particularly lovely lass I got to know on the trip. This is not meant to be the start of a war stories saga, just saying.
  2. Fender151

    Solar Installers

    Hi Nick, Matt and Steve from Pheonix Marine Engineers did my solar install, very happy with the work, they are based a few 100 mtrs from KB marina, if you ask in the office they will have contact details/ I am at the marina Thursday PM to Sunday PM, ur welcome to come and have gander, PM me. Cheers, Jon
  3. Fender151

    Do new locks have names?

    My lock has a name, I called it Paddy!
  4. Fender151

    Yelverton Marina

    Apologise, I did mean to write Yelvertoft Marina.
  5. Fender151

    Yelverton Marina

    I will be moving my 60 ft NB across to Grand Union in June and considering leisure Morring's at Yelverton Marina. I have spoken with them on the phone and looked at their website, all looks good. I prefer a Marina in the countryside, logistically it's where I need to be. I would be interested in feedback experience from any members who have stayed at this Marina or any alternative suggestions. I will visit before I commit. Many thanks, Jon
  6. Do you have an area of the country you are prepared to invest/ live in?
  7. Fender151

    Jabasco fresh water pump

    Hi Tim, I have a surplus to requirements Jabasco Pro max 2.9 pump installed for around two months, I changed to vetus pump and spare, primarily because the vetus is quieter. PM me If you are interested in a spare pump. Cheers, Jon
  8. Fender151

    Narrowboat at sea adventure

    Wouldn't surprise me if he was aiming for the skipper!
  9. But it looks like it so can! just been reading Maplin, one of my favourite shops for all things electrical, that I can't remember the name of, but they can, are fighting to hold off going into administration. I think a petition needs to be raised and a march on No 10 organised, why do we need to save financial institutions if there is nowhere to spend your money Can we send a hat around and save the day,
  10. Fender151

    Narrowboat at sea adventure

    Sorry to disagree with you Bee, but I do have the St Kilda T-Shirt, trust me, they rock and roll like a 60's band.
  11. Fender151

    Narrowboat at sea adventure

    The services used to operate a Landing Craft Logistic (LCT) between North Uist and St Kilda, which is 52 nautical miles NW of Stornoway heading out to Iceland. An LCT is a flat-bottomed boat, i believe around 200 tons. The cruise takes around 8 hours. they use an LCT because the ship has to beach land, no jetty on the Island. On many occasions the seas are too high which means the LCT can beach and has to either standoff, so this is a flat bottom boat, in the Irish Sea, in storms, or return to Uist, You'd think that having jettisoned the contents of gut on outbound trip the return trip couldn't really get any worse, you would, in fact, be so very wrong, stuff of nightmares. So to conclude, based on my previous experience, would I take my NB on a journey on lumpy waters, not all the time I have a hole in my arse.
  12. Fender151

    Brotherly Love?

    Read the post, police called, informed. Idgit moored up and returned to carry on aggressive confrontation. This is in no way acceptable in any social environment and totally not to be tolerated on the CUT. Nobody has the right to drop this attitude on others, especially if the action of the offender is being an arse.
  13. Fender151

    Which Computer anti Virus programme?

    Bullgaurd is pretty solid and provides backup functionality, for the directories/folders/files you designate, as stated, can be used on up to 3 systems. Buy from Amazon @ £18 for an annual licence and updated the licence key number on your BullGuard account. Job done,
  14. Fender151

    Boat Ballast

    I have bed ballast on top of the bed, tis the reason I insist she sleeps on the right ! and hope to god she doesn't have a CWF login !!!
  15. Fender151

    Outboard not starting

    Does the engine sump have a magnetic drain plug?
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