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RonnieF1967

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    Wakefield

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    Clerical
  • Boat Name
    Katirene
  • Boat Location
    Calder and Hebble Navigation

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  1. No its an Alessi Kettle, very good quality and quick to boil too
  2. I was very lucky to get one of these beauties off Ebay for £21 including postage, retails around the £90 mark, very pretty and functional!
  3. Simon will try and source whatever you need and get it delivered as soon as possible, recently had our boat blacked there (2 pac) and received brilliant service from him and Dave at DB Marine.
  4. Just bought one off Amazon the same and was £7.49 pays to shop around 🙂
  5. Hi Cleggy We are on the Calder and Hebble at Wakefield on a 57ft NB, there are two of us and we find we have ample room, we had an extended well deck at 4ft 6" which has a cratch cover, plenty of room for my bike, a washing machine inners fire pit, cooler box and some gardening tools, ours in a Semi Trad and the two lockers on the stern house the gas bottles and jerry cans and other bits. We are newbies too and bought ours as a lined sailaway additions boat so we are still doing the interior, only a few bits left to do, Internally we have a approx 14ft lounge, 8ft6 Galley, 6ft6 bathroom and about 10ft bedroom. I would say that 60ft would be the maximum on our stretch and 57ft for the 3 locks at Salterhebble. Good Luck
  6. Yep we are finding that out but wouldn't swap our life, ten months without a fully functioning kitchen and living on pasta and stir fry just about sums it up. ?
  7. As long as the hull and engine are sound, the fit out can be done as and when necessary, we have camped in ours pretty much from day one and have steadily got the fit out done when money permitted, the boaty stuff (skin fittings, stove installation, engine service etc..) have been done by ourselves with the help of fellow experienced boaters where we moor her (great bunch of friends) The joinery work (kitchen units and some cabinets) have been done by a friend who's in the trade. Still lots to do but enjoying taking her out on the cut as often as we can after all whats the point of getting a boat if you don't cruise.
  8. Yes its classed as a lined sailaway additions. S Jacksons & Sons supply all their hulls to Lymm Boats.
  9. Hi We had thermal break windows, a Vetus 55kg bow thruster and also all electrics, plumbing and a full bathroom fitted plus some other bits and bobs. Came in at £47500 for this but would have been a bit more but we luckily got our order in for the boat before the new RCD regulations changed so got it slightly cheaper than it should have been. She's a lovely boat and apart from a few teething issues with the Canaline 38 in her she has behaved great.
  10. Ours is a lined sailaway boat bought from Lymm Boats in March of last year, shell is from S Jackson & Sons at Newport
  11. Hi We have a 57ft narrowboat and as we are based on the Calder & Hebble, I would say the widebeam will fit in most locks at a push up to the Salterhebble 3 then you would have to turn back. Wish them good luck, its a good life just takes a bit of thought and lots of planning!
  12. We had a marine engineer come out to put a new relay kit on the engine (glow plug issue) and while he was on the boat he checked there was current being received on both sides of the VSR I haven't had chance to check the inline fuse at the back of the boat yet so will do that as soon as I can.
  13. Not sure how it is charged if I am being honest, presumed it would be off the alternator charging the leisure battery bank. We had previously changed the fuse in the front which had blown, haven't checked the rear one so will do so when I get back to boat. Thanks
  14. Friend checked the voltage of the battery whilst engine running and after giving the bow thruster few bursts whilst moored to lower the charge held, no charge change after running engine for 10-15 mins, I will visually check the fuses but would the BT even work if one of them had gone?
  15. Hi And before I get told off by the traditionalists regarding my topic. We were recommended to have a BT fitted when we ordered our boat. as complete novices last year we were eternally grateful for the the BT getting us out of some hair raising situations with moored boats, bridges and by-washes. Anyway to my question: We have a issue with the BT battery which doesn't appear to be getting charged via the VSR. BT has its own battery in the bow locker. A friend has checked and there is no charge going to the battery, the VSR is working fine (phew!) and all cables appear to be tight and where they should be, battery appears to fine also and it has been charged via independent charger through inverter and it retains the charge. Any ideas what else we should be looking for? For info its a Vetus 55kgf and has a 110ah battery, we have a canaline 38 engine with twin alternators (75 & 100) Must state I am complete boat electrical novice so please put any response in simple (women understanding terms) Thanks in Advance Ronnie :-)
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