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Paul HD

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  1. Hi All, I picked up a secondhand wheel. I am going to turn new wood handles for it. The handles do not want to unscrew. Has anyone stripped one of these before? I am wondering if they are glued. It is from a Shetland. Regards, Paul
  2. Hi All, Today I had the great pleasure to meet Tony Tugboats. What a Gentleman. He went through everything with me, he was not in a rush to get away and as a first time boater it gave me a lot of confidence. His attention to making it all safe to travel by road is brilliant. Couple of pics Tony took for me at Jones Boatyard this morning.
  3. Agreed. I think it is going to be a hobby that I will enjoy. Cheers, Paul.
  4. It was a shame the boat couldn't of been out of the water for longer. it was about 1 hour. The figures from deck down to water line were 7-10% If I re-name I will call her The Sponge. ? If she stays afloat for another couple of years I will be happy.
  5. From the report. Moisture meter readings were obtained along the underwater surface between 15% to 24% although the vessel had little time to dry out prior to inspection. The stern sections around the waterline - readings of between 12% to 15% were obtained – quite low considering that the vessel was lifted immediately prior to survey.
  6. The hull seems to be in a fair condition.
  7. It was amazingly clean and you are probably right about it being done recently. I am looking forward to it arriving next Tuesday. I will have an 1 1/2 journey from the slip to the marina and I will definitely get out on the weekends.
  8. Survey carried out today and all went well. It was interesting seeing the boat out of the water.
  9. That would be great. I had a look at the SPCC website but I think it has to be updated and some pages do not open. I will own a boat by the end of next week, so I should be OK for next May. :-)) The boat that I am getting is powered by a 10hp outboard. Do you think that is enough for the Thames? @Grassman. Sorry to hijack your thread.?
  10. I will take a look at the St Pancras club. Hope they let plastic boats join. :-)) I have a similar set of lenses with a D90, not used for a few years but I will be dusting them down for the new boating hobby.?
  11. What camera do you use and do you ever flick it into video mode. Just been looking at your blog. Amazing trips you have catalogued. I would love to do a trip like the Tideway trip that you have just put up.
  12. Hi Mike. It is just what I wanted. When it is in neutral you do have to look at the rev counter to see if it is still running. I must admit I thought it would be a bit louder considering it must be getting on in years. regards, Paul.
  13. Hi All, A short clip of the boat I will buy subject to the survey next week. I am keeping my fingers crossed that there are no major issues and hopefully it will be delivered on the 3rd of July.
  14. Hi Pete, Thanks for the wishes mate. It feels like a long time ago that I looked at your fantastic looking Nauticus. See you on the cut one day? Cheers, Paul.
  15. Thanks Mike, I will enjoy a few trips up and down the canal this summer. ?
  16. Hi jocave, It is definite. Apart from the grotesque steering wheel and the fake Walnut, I love it. There is a bit of a dip in the roof which I wish was not there. I have seen pictures of the same model of boat and they seem to have this dip as well. I can't believe they were designed with this, or maybe they were? Hi Richard, My offer was accepted. Trying to get a date set with Tony Tugboats to get it delivered. Cheers, Paul
  17. Had a couple of minutes on the Ouse today and loved it. The outboard is whisper quite.
  18. It is very true. I have also learnt that I will never find the perfect boat at this price bracket. This boat ticks a lot of boxes for me and I am happy with that.
  19. You are right. I do like it and even if the outboard sounds rough it won't put me off to be honest. Cheers, Paul.
  20. Hi All, A quick update... Tomorrow I will get to hear the outboard and test cruise. Apart from other boaters.?Anything I should look out for on the test run? Cheers, Paul.
  21. This thread is perfect timing for me as I will need insurance soon. Will I need to have a boat survey done to get insurance with any of the companies mentioned? The boat could be 30+ years old and not worth more than £10,000 Regards, Paul
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