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Theo

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About Theo

  • Birthday 01/17/1949

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    At last. On the water again for a quick trip to Brum
  • Interests
    Canalling, beekeeping, bell ringing

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Retired teacher
  • Boat Name
    Theodora
  • Boat Location
    Droitwich marina
  • Duplicate ID
    TheoNotCrew

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  • Website URL
    http://www.sproxton.org.uk

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  1. Theo

    Eberspacher starts then stops

    If it's anything like the Mikuni then it could be a coked up flame detector. I quick wipe over sorts out the Mikuni. I need to do that now. Nick
  2. Theo

    Leicester Ring

    If there's no rain forecast then the wall below Sileby Mill lock is good.
  3. Theo

    avon /severn

    I can't stress enough how important it is on a river to have your anchor rigged and ready to deploy in an emergency. This means having enough chain and warp for the depth of water. If you are on a narrow river and it would not be possible to turn the boat to head upstream then consider rigging the anchor at the back of the boat. It's a good idea to make the warp fast to two places in case the first one fails. T studs have been known to break. Nick
  4. So. Is the shiny mirror finish something that you have to work on to achieve? Is it different from a normal gloss paint finish?
  5. How is it lasting? Is the undercoat reasonably weatherproof? I suppose that what is required is a finish that you can't see your face in. N
  6. SWMBO says that I have not been sufficiently explicit. I imagine that immediately after painting it will be dead shiny. I suppose that it will gradually dull down and after a bit you won't be able to see your face in it? N
  7. Just booked the boat in for a paint job. We are keen to keep the non shiny look. Advice welcomed. Nick
  8. Theo

    Steel Stove recommendations

    One thing has just occurred to me is the request for a separate ash pan access door. The danger of these is that they can be left open with the main door closed. This opens a HUGE access for air and the danger of over firing. I fiend of mine did that and set his chimmley on fire (house not nb) N
  9. Theo

    The Clyde Puffer

    To shorten the link choose the text in your post that you want to make the link like this (click) then click on the icon that looks like three little chain links and paste the url into the field. Easy!
  10. Theo

    Steel Stove recommendations

    I wonder if the cracking of the top plate was to do with the way the flue pipe passed through the ceiling. You need to use flexible sealer here or the expansion and contraction of the flue will apply huge forces to the top of the stove. N
  11. Theo

    Pawls

    Sright. Since CRT want them cut off I am sure that we could assist. N
  12. Theo

    Steel Stove recommendations

    With the anti smoke laws the latest pair of log burners that we bought don't shut down properly so they won't stay in overnight. The old Charnwood that we have on the boat is very tight, so tight that you can put out the fire by closing it down completely. The top draught is very stiff to work, though. It has a rather thin rod with a little brass finial. When we first got the log burner we thought that it would loosed with wear. Not a bit of it! It was useful that it is steel because we were able to have plates welded inside the angle of the legs so that we could bolt it down. N
  13. Theo

    Pawls

    I was thinking cut it off rather than drill it out... ...but I think that I might have missed Bizzard's point.🤔
  14. Theo

    Pawls

    Battery powered angle grinder? It would only take a minute or two.
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