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steve hayes

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About steve hayes

  • Birthday 12/26/1958

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    Wine, women and song.
    Ok then wine, wife and boats (can't sing)

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    nb Bluemoon
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    Hopefully floating on the South Stratford

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  1. We had a similar situation last year going down Hatton, Vlockie insisted that we were wasting water, I tried to explain that the torrent of water coming down the bywashes sort of nullified his argument, but no he wouldn’t have it. Luckily he got the hump and wandered of back up the fight. The second Vlockie lower down was an ex boater and just grinned when we talked about Vlockie 1 🤫
  2. I think you’ll have more chance getting CRT to agree to this if you push the “green” angle, tell them they can do a case study on how green they are letting you do it, ticks many of their new boxes. Don’t mention boats as that will scupper you chances 😩
  3. I think it depends on how much you ask to be done. We had the lightning runs and the 240v circuits done but we clearly specified the locations and the runs. In 13 years the modifications I’ve made have all been carried out with minimal grief .
  4. We have a triton mixer bar and it works just as good as the home shower, fed from a calorifier.
  5. These are Worcester Marine window side catches. They went bust many years ago, not sure about availability for else where.
  6. Being an old lard arse, the faster the bike comes towards me the slower I get out of the way, the canal is only a slight nudge away 😀
  7. Blue moon was repainted with 2 pack and was sprayed, the finish is excellent ( yes I’ve noticed a couple of runs, but who’s boat doesn’t have some minor issues with the paint) we’ve had so many compliments about the paint work while we’ve been out this year. Also the odd bramble and tree scratches have just rubbed out, wish I could say the same about the scratches from some crap lock hardware below the gunwales, that needs the paint bush out before winter.
  8. Yes the bottom gates of the lock below the cape leak like a sieve, early morning the pound is empty
  9. We had the same problem, so had the swans neck chopped and 2” added, now clears the rear doors ?
  10. Long log absolutely, but most important get high up off the boat and it will work. We have a Harris extending brush pole fitted to the cratch board. in ok reception areas ours works just lying on the roof. Tried the plastic units and found them to be useless unless in a good reception area.
  11. No grass cutting down our way on the South Stratford. On our moorings many lawn mowers have been bought and we’re doing it ourselves. I just wish they had the balls to say, sorry cash is tight and we can’t afford to cut the grass, but the only suggestion I’ve heard is to create a wildlife margin, we moor in the middle of acres or grass and woodland.
  12. We eat there last September, pretty much as described but they were friendly ?
  13. Had exactly this on our old CRK3 powered boat, bugger to start with low fuel level, ok with full tank. Did all the checks round joints and the lift pump and filters, etc. This made things better but never cured the problem. The fuel take off from the tank was via a dip tube fitted to the top of the tank, It turned out that that the tube had corroded and had pin holes in about half way down, probably at the fuel / air boundary, the previous owner didn’t run the engine much as it was on shoreline in a marina. New take off tube fitted and started every time regardless of fuel level.
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