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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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  • Boat Name
    nb Bluemoon
  • Boat Location
    Hopefully floating on the South Stratford

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  1. steve hayes


    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 😀
  2. steve hayes

    Narrowboat painters

    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.
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    Low pounds up to and past The Cape of Good Hope.

    Yes the bottom gates of the lock below the cape leak like a sieve, early morning the pound is empty
  4. steve hayes

    Tiller too low

    We had the same problem, so had the swans neck chopped and 2” added, now clears the rear doors 👍
  5. steve hayes

    TV aerials again!

    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.
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    Whats going On ?

    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.
  7. steve hayes

    The Guardian- 10 of the UK’s best waterside pubs

    We eat there last September, pretty much as described but they were friendly 🤔
  8. steve hayes

    Bets BD3 Strange fuel issue

    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.
  9. steve hayes

    Stupid Stupid Rebranding

    Could be the new Cart logo 😩
  10. steve hayes

    Stupid Stupid Rebranding

    Just had Bluemoon repainted and had this logo next to our index number, elegant and timeless
  11. steve hayes

    Barrus shire fuel filter

    Barrus Shire engines have electric fuel pumps, I’ve always just replaced the filter turned the ignition on for a while, you will hear a different ticking sound when the system is primed, wait a little bit and start the engine. Never failed yet.
  12. steve hayes

    Maintenance Fails

    A helping hand (or bum) is always appreciated at the top of the flight. i thought the dog was doing all the work.........
  13. steve hayes

    Maintenance Fails

    I contacted CaRT regarding this ground paddle on the Worcs & B’ham on the Tardebigge flight 10 days ago, as of yet no response. The windlass shaft is almost seized solid, no a drop of grease anywhere to be seen. New gear added to another lock, again no grease applied, hardly going to last very long before needing maintenance.
  14. steve hayes

    Maintenance Fails

    Should have gone to spec savers, but on a serious note, you’d think the person repairing it would know how it should work. Looking again it must have been like that for a while, looking at the rust.
  15. steve hayes

    BCN Developments

    Yes they’re clearing the remains of the old Bellis and Morcombe Factory on the Birmingham side of the island and when done they will start to build the new houses. My Factory is on the Birmingham side of the loop and getting a bit loud at times with the breaker smashing up the concrete bases.

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