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  1. How much does the battery pack cost and how long do you think it will last before replacement is required. Don’t forget they don’t remain 100% all their life they start to degrade over time so how long before replacement needed. Bet a Diesel engine will last longer!
  2. Read my post yes they did moor on the lock landing
  3. Yesterday while moving south on the Oxford came across a hire company who thinks its ok to moor their boats 3 a breast leaving just a single channel open for navigation, and then at top of Hillmorton locks boat yard thinks its ok to moor a NEW boat on the lock landing. Also to rub salt into a sore spot on the other side a boat was moored on that lock landing as well, who had stayed overnight as he had a can over his exhaust pipe. I thought if coming down I would have moored against the new boat minus fenders and then see the reaction from the boat yard! This I've found is a problem with h
  4. Debdale marina just north of foxton locks do the bottom I had mine done and afterwards going along used 200 rpm less for same speed.
  5. Went shopping at Morrison’s in Middlewich came out and had to wait 1 hour for taxi back to the boat. So got a paper and was waiting in the garden stuff shelter. Mgr came out and asked if I would like a coffee while waiting I offered to pay but and I quote “ it’s ok it’s on us” also the door man said you wait there I will tell you when your cab is here. So it’s a big thumbs up for middlewich Morrison’s from me
  6. Already old baking tray on standby for just that reason
  7. Yesterday had the most useless bubble stove removed and consigned to the skip and a Morso Solid fuel put in. Had the double walled flue system fitted as well “Loads of money” but looks good. They also made a steel fire place for it to stand on as the tiles break from the weight of the stove. So now we look like proper boaters with bags of coal on the roof lol. Very happy with it expensive but worth it.
  8. When do Haji charter flights Nigeria to Mecca with a DC10 a seal on the hub cap was broken while changing wheels and no spare available. Fix get on the PA and ask the cabin girls who has stick on nails "I do" shouts one good let me have the glue. The glue is like super glue cut both ends of the "O" ring with a razor blade at 45 deg stick ends together and away we go! Add job to list of "must do list" on return to Gatwick. Normal items on list are clean toilets, replace seat covers, clean carpet, bomb the cabin (pest control spray) to kill off Afican bugs etc etc. When in the back e
  9. Wife is sure she saw it on the Middlewich branch around bridge 24 day before yesterday. Canal closed at bridge 18 so not passed there but could have backed up into the T&M. Hope its found soon.
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  14. don't think kitchen foil is going to take amps required for engine start! as said above put both cables on same stud until key obtained
  15. Flush crushed ice cubes through it scraps the crud off the inside of the tubes and can't jam up as it will melt.
  16. 7 inch height and 9 inch beam should be no issue. IMHO. lol. “= inch ‘= feet
  17. Stay in your home and local exercise rules say funny being so far out in the country and tow path still like M25 all locals yea right. Just like the numties driving from London to walk up Snowdon. Anyway stay safe as most comments from marina moored owners or house owning boaters who only go to the boat once in 6 months to check that’s it’s still afloat, then there posters who don’t even have a boat! Say no more.
  18. Nice to see CRT again telling people to use tow paths for their well being. What about my well being have all sorts coming past my front door! CRT not bothering to think about boaters well being. At the moment moored up on the offside so good but as we know these are rare, also only access is from canal and we are alone here so very happy.
  19. Private person can not do a credit check against another person as report only goes to their home address not yours. I needed to check my credit history as the previous owner had a bad record and I was living overseas but they would only send report to address being checked which was no good to me as you only have 30 days to say there is a mistake and I couldn’t get the report to me within that time frame so I gave up until I returned to uk 7 years later. Previous owners forwarding address was HMP Brixton lol. also a broker has in their contract with you the buyer if there is an outstanding
  20. Bottom line if a debt/ loan taken out against the boat you will loose it to the person who gave the loan if not paid off. Only way to protect yourself is take out insurance against this happening.
  21. Mate did that I took him to hospital on back of a 750 cc Triumph Trident and the nurse between laughing and trying to be serious just snipped the zip at the bottom and pulled it apart, job done. She said not the first time she had done this. Another good hospital visit was a friend fell of my trail bike flat on his back. Took him to cottage hospital late on a summer evening nurse put him in the bath tub with warm water 2 handfuls of salt and the gave me a nail brush and told me to scrub his back until all the dirt was out. Then said I’ll check back later as I’m busy do my drug rounds. He did
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  24. Tank level has no effect due the reg had a float in it. When I spoke to Harworth heating maker of Bubble stoves about installing reg was told it has to be fitted with float plimsoll line 2mm above the centre line of the inlet, dog walks across the boat trim changes by 2mm lol. I have tweaked the ref up a bit which has improved the situation some what but still goes out if both of us are on the bed together as this changes the trim so float level falls below inlet centre line. It is what it is location of the stove is at fault which I am not going to re engineer the boat for so will live with i
  25. My stove goes out with change in trim go to bed stove goes out if I sleep on the sofa other side of the boat stays alight. I would like to use it as my mud weight but fitting a solid fuel stove to many issues so have to put up with it.
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