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rawsondsr

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    Hyperion
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    Continuous Cruiser

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  1. Turns out the wire on the sender was loose, which is why at idle when the engine vibrates more the connection was dodgy, nipped it up again and all is good thankfully! Why it only did it when hot i don't know, it only happened after 30 mins of running. Thanks all.
  2. A new issue appeared with the oil pressure on my beta 43 with a shade under 5000 hours. When cold, i have good oil pressure at idle and cruising rpms, circa 50psi, however, when warm at below about 1200rpm, down to idle i have (apparently) zero oil pressure. I have changed the oil and filter about 50 hours early, with 15/40 mineral, and a beta filter incase the old filter was blocked, or the oil had thinned out due to diesel in the oil or something, but it made no difference, as soon as the new oil had warmed up, pressure vanished at low rpm. I assume the pump is ok, as i would expect it to worse with cold thick oil, engine temp is normal, oil level was normal before i changed the oil, and is still normal, could the gauge be lying to me? has anyone had this issue?
  3. As it says, if you were the new CEO of CRT, what changes would you make to make CRT a viable operation? As all we ever seem to read is CRT is doing things wrong, i was curious as to what you would do better?
  4. I was told once by a vlockie that CRTs policy is don't help single handers as they know what they are doing, all help goes to hireboats.
  5. If you dont want a gas oven/hob, consider a diesel fired one, pricey, but the only other viable option to gas. I've no experience of diesel ovens but electric will not work without a generator of at least 3kw i would say.
  6. Planning a trip to Kingston on Thames to see some family in mid July, and just wondering what mooring is like there? Is it plentiful or busy? Suggestions welcome!
  7. I was told once that 'we don't help single handers as they know what they are doing, we only help hire boaters as they are clueless' or words along those lines. Best vlovkie i've had was coming out of Birmingham where he went ahead and set the locks for me, most helpful, last time on the Hatton flight the official vlockies ignored me, and just shut the gate behind me by their hut and went back to their cup of tea, a couple of locks later, an autistic lad who helps out once a week asked if he could asist, and set each of the following locks for me, in the pouring rain, again most helpful! At the Knowle flight i had a vlockie complain she cant get any painting done with the constant boats!
  8. it's an iskra, but no part number visible on unit - i can get a mahle equivalent for £160, but i'll ring round some local places first
  9. no charge coming out of it, plus that burnt electric smell, using starter alternator for temporary domestic charging using a jump lead at the moment. I'll look for a part number tomorrow, looking into nearby alternator repairs currently.
  10. I've no idea what make it is, just that its the original green one. I'm Marsworth Way at the moment
  11. My domestic alternator, 100amp, had died on me. Whats the correct replacement please? thanks
  12. I had my first windlass injury today. I was winding an especially stiff paddle, putting lots of force into winding it, and as i was doing this, it got to a freely moving section, and with all the force i could muster, i whacked the end of the handle into my kneecap. oo ya bugger. It was agony, and i felt like i was going to faint, so moved away from the edge and sat down for 10 mins just groaning, and rubbing my knee. I was limping for the rest of the day,and have a nice bruise now, Not the normal injury, but by golly, never again!
  13. I got shouted at for going too slowly past a moored boat today ? I think some people just like to moan and shout no matter what
  14. The water is about 6 inches down from the top of the concrete currently - i'll be here for as long as i deem necessary - no sign of numpty yet
  15. Oh no he's not yes he is ?
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