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  1. tosher

    Narrowboats to the rescue

    I was moored in Salt House Dock that day and watched it all unfold. The video doesn't really get across the seriousness of it, There were many non swimmers and young children on board the Duck and hearing their screams for help will live with me forever. The narrow boat crews were absolute heroes and saved many lives that day. Look at the timings on the video and see how long it is before other help arrived, a fire engine & ambulance and it was about 20 minutes before the first rescue craft arrived. If it wasn't for the narrow boats they would have been recovering bodies.
  2. tosher

    Pump out manual and pump out station

    We have a Leesan manual pump out kit as a standby, not used it many times but the manual pump works well & emptied the tank with no bother. The pump out connection is on our cabin roof so lifting about 7 or 8 feet with no trouble.
  3. tosher

    Oil Change Disaster

    I have an Isuzu 42 and the oil filter number I use is --- Isuzu 5-87610008-0. Not cheap but the genuine article.
  4. tosher

    Gas locker paint.

    Bought it on Ebay as cuthound posted, no problem at all.
  5. tosher

    Gas locker paint.

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I have gone down the route of wire brushing/scraping the rust off, then Vactan on the area and finally blacking. Looks a nice waterproof job. Thanks again.
  6. Advice please.-------- I want to paint the inside of my combined Gas/bow locker. The floor is very rusty due to the constant inflow of water through the gas vent holes at each side of the locker at it's lowest point. These holes are quite close to the water line and whenever the boat is moving a small amount of water is always present on the locker floor. The gas bottles stand on rubber mats clear of the floor. What is the best paint to use for this job please? I wondered about using blacking?
  7. tosher

    Isuzu engine ignition noise

    The clicking noise is much more rapid then on mine, probably about 2 or 3 times quicker. Mine is the original pump that came new with the engine and although it looks similar to yours something about it looks different so I suspect yours may not be original.
  8. tosher

    Isuzu engine ignition noise

    Yes my Isuzu 42 fuel pump click click clicks all the time whenever the ignition is switched on. You can't hear it of coarse once the engine is running.
  9. tosher

    Cyclists and CRT Code

    What about the use of mobile speed bumps???? CART could issue a pair of such things to every licenced boat along with a couple of warning signs. The mobile bumps to be installed across the tow path at the bow & stern of your boat and secured in place with a mooring pin at either end and the signs to warn cyclists and walkers alike. They could have luminous strips on them that glow in the dark. Just a thought
  10. tosher

    Angling contests on the Shroppie

    Well said mayalld I agree entirely. I always slow down for fishermen and try to engage with them but sadly most just totally blank me. If they do not acknowledge me (just a nod would be nice) by the time I am level with them then it's full throttle and up yours I'm afraid.
  11. tosher

    Bow Thruster has no Thrust!

    Yes indeed. These things draw around 350 amps so anything less than a fully charged healthy battery will cause problems.
  12. tosher

    Bow Thruster has no Thrust!

    You should be able to put your hand on the motor coupling, it should turn quite easily in both directions. This is a good indication the prop is not fouled.
  13. tosher


    Thanks Mike & WotEver. Mine stabilse at about 12 amps. They were 810a/h when new but I recon they are down to about 400a/h now so the tail current is in the right ball park.
  14. tosher


    A quick question please --- Am I right in thinking that the tail current of a fully charged battery should be approx 1 to 2 percent of the current capacity of the battery and not the capacity of the battery when new??

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