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rawsondsr

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Aylesbury

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  • Occupation
    Chef
  • Boat Name
    Hyperion
  • Boat Location
    Continuous Cruiser

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  1. rawsondsr

    Assistance required!

    when i get back, i'll be getting my jabs done, as a precaution, and keeping an eye on me, just in case.
  2. rawsondsr

    Assistance required!

    Hauled it via rope to a shallower section of bank, made a ramp using planks that had been dumped, but still unable to drag it out, with another boater pulling with me, so put a stake round the wire to hold it at the bank, gonna have to leave it sadly, going yo report it to crt
  3. rawsondsr

    Assistance required!

    After 5 hours in the water, i've got it off, covered in cuts and scratches now as well, all i need to do now is remove it from the water to prevent anyone else getting fouled up - a passing boater said 'just leave it, let it be someone else's problem', err, no, im getting it out - up a nearly meter high bank, one way or another!
  4. rawsondsr

    Assistance required!

    Garden shears as that's what was on the boat, a d I doubt a knife is going to get through a mattress! Gonna walk to a DIY shop and see what I can do
  5. rawsondsr

    Assistance required!

    Had to haul it half a mile just to Moor up, all I have is cheap garden pruning shears, won't touch the mattress fabric, let alone the wires, guess I'd better stump up a load of cash for rcr
  6. rawsondsr

    Assistance required!

    Called them up, lady is going to see if anyone can assist before Monday!
  7. rawsondsr

    Assistance required!

    On the Paddington arm, and got a mattress round the prop! Assistance will be greatly appreciated from anyone with anything to help get it off!
  8. rawsondsr

    Canal closures

    Is there a map i can view with current closures on it due to water loss/breach/other?
  9. rawsondsr

    Priorities

    What i'd like to know is why be a vlockie if the response to everyone that turns up is 'i cant help you'
  10. rawsondsr

    Priorities

    When i was at the Hatton flight about 3 weeks ago i got told by a lockie that CRTs policy is we don't help single handers as they know what they're doing, we only help hire boats. Utter tosh, yes it was hot, Ok then, Hatton single handed it is then! (with a bruised rib, i had to stop after about 15 locks, as i just couldn't do it any more, still hurts now)
  11. rawsondsr

    Stern gland packing

    Well, its repacked, after a lot more faffing than should have been necessary. Whats wrong with simplicity these days? Simple works, requires no special tools, and no swearing!
  12. rawsondsr

    Stern gland packing

    Repacking my stern gland, well, trying to! This is as far back as I can move the rings, do I have to take the python drive off?
  13. rawsondsr

    One month in

    Looking through my average speeds for days spent travelling, the highest is 2.1mph and the lowest 1.1mph (excluding tardebigge days, where its more like 0.6mph) average about 1.8mph, speeding is not an issue - if i ever see breaking waves, i slow - normally the shallower canals. I suspect mentally - more noise, more go, though this is not the case, i just need to change that thought - and drop reves to a more suitable 11-1200 rpm,rather than the 16/1700 i currently sit on. (Beta 43)
  14. rawsondsr

    One month in

    You have a vaild point - this month has been get the boat to home to sort a few things out, then go off to near Tardebigge to see some family before they move to Cornwall in a week or so, and then get back home to finalise sorting things out - now things will be a lot more slow - not so much travelling for 10 hours every day for 2 weeks, but a few hours here, spend a few days here, go on a bit and so forth. This first month has been an unusually busy one. And a hot one!
  15. rawsondsr

    One month in

    The wonders of canalplan, and a spreadsheet log, to keep track of costs and travel - it lets me know the most locks in a day ive done is 43, 1.6 litres per hour fuel, and any other nerdy things i want to know haha! The previous owners only put on about 100 hours a year for the past 6/7 years (not using it was reason for sale), ive done about 220 in a month, so at least the boats actually getting used as a boat!
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