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  1. Due to Selby Canal bridge and Google not being open in May, June and early July we didn't travel up to York via the River Ouse. We did travel down to Lincoln and Nottingham from Keadby Lock on the River Trent. Lock Keepers let us out on a high tide which on both occasions were in our favour. We followed the boating association charts, set of 3 for £35, they were very helpful. Very easy to follow and highly recommend. We purchased extra ropes as recommend and didn't need them. They are still in their packaging. Hopefully come in handy for the Thames should we get their
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  3. All, thanks for your replies. I did my last service in October 2019 when I winterised the boat. I have had around 4 lts of oil in a 5 lts container in the engine bay since October 2019. I am aware water can get in the diesel tank due to condensation. Does this happen with oil in a plastic container? Cheers
  4. Purchased the charts which are very informative. Set of three for £25.00. Looking at information online and CRT website. It has been recommended to have landlines 30 foot in length for River Trent and River Ouse. For the boaters who have traveled on these rivers is this your experience? Thanks
  5. I have a Isuzu 35 Engine. Looking to carry out a service. Isuzu Marine manual states air filter element number 100066-4LS. Carried out a search online and cannot find any information. It currently has a Beta Air Filter 211-61832. There are a number of sites selling this filter online. My local car spares cannot find this on its data base! Does anyone have this engine ? Are you buying the filter from local car spares? If yes what is the parts number? Thanks
  6. Thanks Plan to fit Karndean Looselay, will keep you posted
  7. Anyone laid Karndean flooring on top of vinyl ?
  8. All, really helpful stuff being posted, thanks. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... We are enjoying watching these videos , which are giving us a flavour of what we will see on the River Ouse and River Trent https://www.youtube.com/c/MinimalList/playlists We learnt about the Propeller Challenge through watching the videos which we plan to adopt for fun https://www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/using-the-waterways/silver-propeller-challenge ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Great photos ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Re, I would recommend getting the Boating Association publication for cruising the tidal Ouse before making this trip if you don't already have it. I have been unable to find a book but I am guessing buying the set of three charts should cover our journey on River Trent and River Ouse? https://theboatingassociation.co.uk/index.php/store/#!/Publications/c/2703498 .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Re: There's quite a useful list in the IWA guidance note (second link below). It is a bit out of date - eg Salters Lode and Denver have not used VHF for at least ten years - but it's a good starting point. I am a big fan of marine VHF on busy rivers eg the tidal Thames. https://www.waterways.org.uk/about-us/news/using-vhf-radio Via the Waterways website I found the announcement of Red Diesel which I had missed ? https://www.waterways.org.uk/about-us/news/red-diesel-budget-announcement-is-a-win-for-boaters
  9. Waiting until after Crick Virtual Boat Show before buying VHF radio, hopefully there may be a few deals. I am now looking at https://icomuk.co.uk/IC-M25Euro/Handheld-VHF-Marine-Radio From people posts I recognize some boaters choose not to take up a VHF licence. I found this link with a sample online course https://www.seavoice-training.co.uk/events/rya-online-vhf-radio-course/ I have learnt River Ouse uses channel 9 & 74 - River Thames 17 - Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Sharpness Port 13. Ribble Link and Weaver Navigation use phone numbers for the locks. Are you aware of any other Rivers that narrowboats can cruise on that use VHF Radio channels for Locks and Bridges ?
  10. The following info on page 41 & 42 shows it has all these channels except 2006 https://standardhorizon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/HX210_E_OM_ENG_EM061N210_1804M-BC-1.pdf Great feed back by all Thanks
  11. Nicknorman, Midnight I have decided to purchase Standard Horizon HX210E https://standardhorizon.co.uk/products/#handheld-vhf to enable me to listen to any chatter when arriving at locks or bridges on River Ouse. Also to communicate with them. I understand from reading another thread 'VHF Radio' that I need a licence. This has been confirmed by https://www.rya.org.uk/knowledge-advice/boating-abroad/european-inland-waterways/Pages/atis-and-rainwat.aspx The manual for HX210E states the user has to install the ATIS code. If you are narrow boaters only like myself and do not intend going on Coastal Waters what are your thoughts? https://standardhorizon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/HX210_E_OM_ENG_EM061N210_1804M-BC-1.pdf RYA say the unit cannot be used on inline waters within 14 miles of coastal low tide if only on a inland licence. Thanks
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