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  1. Thanks all for the replies. Will follow up. M
  2. Looking to get the dinette cushions recovered on the boat. Cushions are loose and are 2 seats and 2 backs. Anyone know a good upholster in the Lichfield/Stafford/Tamworth area?
  3. Looking to get the dinette cushions recovered on the boat. Anyone know a good upholster in the Lichfield/Stafford/Tamworth area?
  4. The crew of CharlieB would like to thank Sue and Richard for their sacrifice of not taking part to organise the challenge. Congratulations to the crew of Great Times for a spectacular win. We particularly enjoyed the night cruising which was made all the better by the interest of coming up Ryders Green locks complete with the fire extinguisher hazard!! Well done to all the other competitors and trust you all have safe onward journeys. Nb CharlieB
  5. Just checking the zip we have fitted to the weed hatch! Need to get the crew awake from their slumbers. Obviously my motivational talk last night did not have the desired effect. ? Shock tactics required - start the engine. Nb CharlieB
  6. Does not the challenge start at 08:00? Have I missed getting the route planner??
  7. I always liked the class 47 North Eastern indeed . Formally D1500 - first production version of the class. They looked good in almost any livery. Nobody normally asks about the number. I believe it is at the Midland Railway Centre. Martin
  8. CharlieB is not the mystery boat but will be entering. Just got to get the form filled in and sent off. Let's hope the weather is a good as this last weekend. ? Martin
  9. All, Thanks all for the feedback. We will continue in our quest to come up with a scheme but I think we are getting closer now. Our boat is 12 years old and the finish is looking a little tired, especially the red bits, and rather than just repeat what is already there we have decided to 'up level'. We concur with the 'less is more' approach and the sign writing can make all the difference. If you have a boat on traditional lines that is different. The painter we are using likes international paints. They do a number of RAL colours and I found a website that gives the RGB values for the RAL number. This is useful to see the amount of each colour in the number although I realise this is not how the paint is mixed and looking at it on a screen is going to not give a definitive representation. So it might have to be another 1 litre tin to paint the hardboard test board. Not sure what to do with all the rejected tins of colours with only a small amount used from them....... Martin
  10. Dave, Thanks for the reply really appreciate it. We have numerous colour charts but found that how they look on the chart/swatch and when you have it on a larger area quite different - normally we find they look darker. I have a large board that I have put trails on which has helped. Just do not want to get the boat painted and then see it afterwards as and not be happy. Martin
  11. We are having the boat painted in a couple of months time and we are struggling to find the paint colour we want. Already spent out on tins to test but so far have not found the right one yet. On the cover of this months Tillergraph is a boat with a purple/blue colour which we like. Anyone know what colour it is?
  12. Another spanner in the works is the closure of the Gower Branch from May 22nd until 16th June!! Could do with this being postponed a week. Serious points on this section. is Pinfold Bridge actually going to open on time? Based on past performance ....
  13. Thanks for the tips. I did email one of the advertising nb window suppliers together with photos of the problem. Helpful reply which confirms my thoughts that if we decide to change the windows in the future a design that requires you to dismantle the window frame to clean the glass is best avoided. So cotton buds and Milton it is. Sure we have Milton at the back of a kitchen cupboard left over from when the offspring were born. No moss growing on them after 30+ years so this could be the answer! !!☺☺
  14. Our boat has aluminium top hopper style windows. Two of the windows have a split fixed and sliding pane beneath the hopper. They were put in when the boat was built around 9 years ago. The neoprene rubber in the hopper openings all needs to be replaced due to age - no problem. The furry strip is ok but will get replaced at the same time. Our problem is that we have moss growing on the vertical seal for the sliding opening windows and cannot see how to get the glass out to clean and replace. The windows do not have screws holding them in from the outside and I am yet to investigate from the inside by removing the window surround. Do not really want to take the windows out but it may come to that. Thinking of a repaint in a couple of years so could survive till then. Any suggestions appreciated.
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