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About Chas78

  • Birthday 12/27/1961

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    semi retired
  • Boat Name
    Eliza Jane
  • Boat Location
    Fazeley Tamworth

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  1. Probably not much help to you but my 40ft H&L weighs just over 8 tons i was told on the cranes scale when lifted out last year which surprised me how light she was
  2. Sometimes i think they unsure that you have actually stopped and are waiting for them so to be sure they know i wave them through many times until they get the message all frustrating sometimes as my boat is a bastid to keep still at the best of times
  3. I'm in the process of painting her at the moment so is partially sanded down and so unnamed at present but you should recognise it its quite scruffy at the moment Lily Rose
  4. We travelled to our new mooring at Sutton Cheney from Fazeley Tuesday took us 11hrs 40 mins in the torrential rain i admit me and the nephew didn't hang around when got past moored boats we also saw many boats on the move even in the sometimes terrible weather but was well worth it when we reached our destination pity we couldn't appreciate the journey more due to the heavens opening up every five mins its seemed
  5. Yes that's one of our neighbours
  6. Updated update we arrived at our new mooring at Sutton Cheney last night at 17:40pm after setting off at 06:00am so it took us 11hrs 40 mins to complete our journey of 30 miles and 13 locks in torrential rain! anyway we are here and it seems very idyllic quiet and very rural as expected and have meet the very friendly fellow boater/neighbours me and my family are looking forward to new beginnings at this lovely quiet retreat
  7. I find this post refreshingly pleasing thanks waterdog as i was told by someone who shall stay unnamed to avoid Streethay when asked why they declined to give a reason just don't go there suffice to say i took it with a pinch of salt poppy cock Chinese whispers! enough said i will be visiting Streethay to try to source some windows for my boat very soon and will let you know my experience with them
  8. Hi All, An update after me and the wife visited the Ashby on foot many times recently and checking out the linear moorings site at Sutton Cheney i must confess we are smitten so much so that although not suitable for my friend he now has a mooring on a (marina not for me) It does look very tranquil quiet and such beautiful countryside and have not heard a bad thing said except for the shallowness of the canal which is not a problem for us as our boat has a shallow draft and is just over 8 tons The cafe car park seems very safe and secure and locals report no trouble there ok there are some artistic different individuals in the mooring line up but all seemed very friendly to us when we chatted to them from the towpath side to cut this short we now have a mooring on the this site and can't wait to moor up and enjoy The Ashby
  9. I thought there was an incident ie a woman's body was recovered from the canal at Fazeley Junction a few weeks ago seems a bit of a coincidence even so very sad
  10. All well that ends well i finally got my BMC running today and must say it sounds better than it ever did must have been all the crud build up over time restricting things or something anyway now with fresh fuel/filters and a good clean out all is running beautifully twas a biatch to bleed though
  11. I will keep my eye on water accumulated in the tank i bought this stuff hopefully it will do the trick
  12. Well it looks like this is my problem i suspect this is diesel bug? anyway i have cleared the tank out cleaned the water trap and lines put fresh fuel in and added diesel bug preventing additive just waiting for my new filters and extra filter/trap to arrive i will also be fitting an elec fuel pump hopefully this will sort it ?
  13. Thanks for the sensible answers and advice given by some but again another thread gone silly and off the boil !!
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