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Boaty Jo

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About Boaty Jo

  • Birthday 02/19/1960

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    Woodworker / writer
  • Boat Name
    Now boatless, formerly Vrouwe Johanna, 'M' and Gift of Spirit
  • Boat Location
    Was Belgium / Whixall

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  1. Boaty Jo

    Planning to take the plunge

    Your words, "As it is though, we'd probably be cruising bristol, oxford, london and back again route." Why not get to Oxford and keep going north for a year, then back down to London? If so, a 57 ft narrowboat is probably the answer. I'm sure the dogs will learn to tolerate you! After 2 years whe you've conquered the UK, sell up and buy a barge, which is far more suitable (and safer) for continental europe.
  2. Boaty Jo

    Harry Arnold

    If this is the man who was involved with the restoration of Saturn, he was indeed a gent. RIP
  3. Boaty Jo

    Multi-fuel Stove

    For something that will keep you warm, last more than a season and have an installation that won't kill you, you may need to up your budget. At least two-fold, possibly three.
  4. Boaty Jo

    How much are you paying for smokeless?

    HOW MUCH?? Local high street shop here (Littleborough) around £8 / bag. Not far from the canal. They would deliver half a dozen gratis I'm sure. Obviously no good for most folk but as a price comparison........
  5. Boaty Jo

    Mooring help

    If you're not going to move it why bother getting something expensively built in the shape of a boat? Get a pontoon and build a shed on it. A cheaper version of this..... https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76598258.html
  6. Boaty Jo

    Central heating webasto

    May be worth investigating a secondary (back-up) form of heating, particularly with a young family. (Multi-fuel?) Boats can get mighty cold mighty quickly without heating.
  7. Boaty Jo

    Best place for a flue?

    Getting the right stuff is only part of the battle. You say hubby is installing it? There are a number of disadvantages of an ill-installed stove, chief of which is killing yourselves. This may help...... http://www.soliftec.com/Boat Stoves 1-page.pdf
  8. Boaty Jo

    This may be of interest?

    This copied from an NB Facebook forum......... "Following on from last month’s constructive meeting in Birmingham with disabled boaters, Matthew Symonds (boating policy and engagement manager) is heading to London on 7 November to get more views about disabled boaters’ experience of boating on our waterways. If you’ve got something to say on the subject, you’ll find him at the Pirate Castle in Camden between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. If you can’t make it but would like to give your views please email [email protected] " (What's an engagement manager?)
  9. Boaty Jo

    Which diesel heater??

    Have you considered a domestic boiler? DBA may help with advice.
  10. Boaty Jo

    Living on Narrowboats in London

    One of the problems is that most newbie questions have been asked 100s of times previously. Instead of replying , 'oh, for goodness sake do a search,' long established forumites reply with increasingly witty / imaginative answers. This would come across sexist if it was only the female of the species that was a target, but they are not. Men too have been 'got at'.
  11. Boaty Jo

    North West UK

    May I suggest you go back a step and decide what you want. If you want new (as indicated) you need to do a lot of research. Presumably it's for living aboard? In which case you need adequate on-board systems. Heating, cooking, plumbing, electrics etc. etc. With each systems you have numerous alternatives. Take heating as an example: gas, diesel, solid fuel, or a combination? It is a broad topic with lots of choice and huge cost variation. Two builders could give you a quote for a similar boat with a £20k difference purely based on the quality of equipment (engine, appliances, C/H boilers etc.)
  12. Boaty Jo

    Battening and Pannelling

    and cover the battens with parcel tape before you spray foam.
  13. Fourthly, is your rear deck concrete? It may not adhere too well to other substrates or be flexible enough.
  14. Boaty Jo

    Painting new phenolic ply

    Here's one view from the 'WISA Plywood' FAQs: Can I paint phenolic film faced plywood? We do not recommend this as it requires special paints and even then we cannot guarantee the paint will last. http://www.wisaplywood.com/Products/frequently-asked-questions/Pages/Default.aspx
  15. Boaty Jo

    Signing off Steelwork

    May be worth engaging a marine surveyor to oversee it for you? In fact have a look at Alan de Enfield's post in the 'Survey a new boat' thread.

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