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robtheplod

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Norfolk

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  • Occupation
    IT Engineer
  • Boat Name
    Water Lily
  • Boat Location
    Yelvertoft

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  1. I'm on Vodafone have good coverage wherever I am? Norfolk or Northamptonshire etc..... am I unusual in this respect?
  2. Hi All Had to sort a way to pumpout some cabin bilge water - not enough for the bilge pump but too much for a sponge, so looked online and took a chance on this : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07P75V691/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Cheaper than many dedicated pump arrangements and just to say works a treat if anyone is in need of a small wet vac....
  3. Our very first experience on a narrowboat was from Kate Boats at Warwick, First locks were Hatton flight and we were terrified. A lovely chap alone on his boat was waiting at the bottom for help the next day but said he'd take us up as long as we did the donkey work - his advice on so many things has been invaluable over the years. We didn't find any problems with peoples attitudes to a hire boat, maybe we were just lucky. We now always appreciate hirers as being the life blood of the canals and always help and are friendly when we come across them.
  4. thanks.. I've not used the upper slider yet, what is the purpose of that?
  5. Just to update you all there are two tabs sticking out on either side of the fire which the plate lifts up and sits on - never noticed these before as they are right up high and you to look for them - thanks so much for all the help from you all - might be able to get enough coal in now to go overnight!
  6. Depends on the boat doesn't it? (he says hopefully!)….. we didn't find what we were looking for at ABNB at the time - they didn't have much stock and what they did have was very expensive, but Whilton just happened to have one... I know Whilton have a bad name in the trade but I've not witnessed this when I purchased so don't rule anyone out - if the boats right and at the right price????
  7. same here, ours bangs are really loud (if that's not too much information?!!)
  8. Titanic was unsinkable as well.... wont you need really long arms to sort any problems?
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  10. Good observation.... our share boat (BCMB Aurora) had quite good seat at the back, the angle was fine. Our boat Water Lily has more of a curved back so not as comfy. I do plan to make the seats a little deeper to compensate - do these people who do seat covers also make the seats themselves or are they generally just cushions?
  11. +1 here... I need to fit wider benches and make them waterproof - whoever comes back on this thread is going to get some business I suspect!
  12. I think so.... it sometimes glows red, which isn't right!!
  13. Thanks so much... I will be delving into this to see whats what at the weekend!!!
  14. I use a Samsung Android phone - cheap price, regular updates and reliable.... never used Apple as never had that much spare cash...
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