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Chas78

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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 !!
  14. The advice you gave me earlier about sucking water and crud out of the tank i hadn't thought of that only that it ran out of fuel i will be checking the sediment trap tomorrow and what lies at the bottom of the tank
  15. I have never sucked water and crud out of the tank all the filters were replaced last year and the sediment trap was also cleaned out i was that sure it was out of fuel i put 50 ltrs in the other day now i wish i hadn't listening to your advice as i now also suspect crud/water may be the culprit
  16. So if i put the pump between the water trap and pump that will be ok will this push past the mechanical pump as i was thinking of removing and blanking off? it was running great then revs went up slightly then it died i dipped the tank which was showing about 6 inch on the stick. I actually did that but there seems to be very little coming from the gland nut i am suspecting the fuel pump has seen better days?
  17. My thinking is that instead of trying to pump with the farty lever which seems to pump very little the electric one will shove more fuel in at a faster rate
  18. Hi All, Having ran out of fuel and obviously sucked loads of air in the system i am now finding it very difficult to purge the system i think by fitting an electric fuel pump in the system this problem would be much easier to bleed has anyone fitted an electric fuel pump to their BMC 1500? and if so did you remove the mechanical one i seem to remember Tony B mentioning something on this? thanks in advance
  19. Rob just fit a piece of perspex cheap and an easy fix
  20. As with all initial posts on this forum it has gone off the topic again anyway just to explain my initial post a little better my interest for moorings on the Ashby which i omitted to mention was for a friend not for me who has recently bought a narrowboat his first!! He wanted a safe mooring nearby and Ashby canal seemed the best bet but after looking at the moorings for him i would not recommend it ok this is only one part of the Ashby so can't vouch for the rest of it but Sutton Cheney is a no no as previous a scrapyard does come to mind one boat was even complete with a coffin on the roof
  21. Thanks all for the replies i went i saw i walked away not for me i thinks with out of order shower toilets stank and quite a walk to the said moorings so not for me
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