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Gabby&Jack

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  1. Hey all, We're at Stonebridge lock (tottenham) and looking to get a service done. Does anyone know a good mechanic around here to recommend? Thanks
  2. For all of those interested, the first pump out was a success! Nowhere near as bad as I was expecting... thanks all
  3. It was so windy we chickened out of turning her round so postponed until Tues... Update to follow 😊
  4. Thanks all, we're doing the deed later today so will turn the boat around for it to save injury! Thanks
  5. Hello! We're doing our first ever pump out at Stonebridge lock tomorrow....ah.. and after huge amounts of research have a question still lingering. Can the hose on a self-service pump out reach over our narrowboat roof to the cap on the other side, or do we need to turn our boat around so it is land side? Any tips for a novice nervous poo pumper are much appreciated. Anything key we need to know?! We're also looking to use bio rather than blue for the rinsing.. Thanks Gabby
  6. Ah okay! We're still rather new to this... Thought we needed a cap on the rinse out to create the vacuum for the pump out. This is great news if we don't actually need one!
  7. UPDATE: Help still needed! It looks like our rinse out is not the standard size. We think we need a 32mm diameter cap. The 38mm didn't fit, and it's smaller than the pump out deck filler. Does anyone else have this, and know where we can get the right size cap? Also if we need an adapter for the rinse out hose? Some pics attached Thank you!
  8. Thanks everyone!! I'll go for a standard cap then, pleased to know they're the same size Luckily our fitting already has the label 'rinse out' so no dodgy labels needed
  9. We need a new cap to cover the rinse out deck fitting... and I am realy struggling to find what is the right thing to be getting! It's just the cap we need rather than the whole fitting, does anyone know if this is the right thing... a seal with an O ring? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brass-Boat-Deck-Fill-Cap-O-Ring-Seal-Plug-38-mm-Fuel-water-Slot-Key-Fit-1-1-2/254447038015?hash=item3b3e39ae3f:g:85UAAOSwrTFd7Nvw I've measured the hole which is 38mm. It seems there's options for fuel and water fittings, but rarely pump out options - are they interchangeable? Help greatly appreciated
  10. Hmm I'm not sure if our engineer did do that, and we couldn't seem to find a valve at the top. Will have another look at it, a bit useless when it comes to the engine! Thanks
  11. The hose connecting our sink tank to our engine blew off - we've reattached the hose and topped up with water and antifreeze but the engine still appears to be overheating. Need to work out why... we've had an engineer out who says we've blown our head gaskets. But another engineer has said we need to have someone take a more thorough look at it to make sure it is the head gaskets that need replacing as a pricey job.... Anyone know anyone good to recommend?? We're in Enfield!
  12. Great thank you, need a bit of confirmation! Ordered some plywood to cover the full floor before laying the parquet floorboard cheers!
  13. Hi! We've just bough a 58 foot boat and are 3 days in! We are wanting to put down parquet flooring, but having ripped up the carpet and we've got somewhat wonky flooring with a mixture of chipboard and ply. Ply is looking good....chipboard not so good in certain areas. We're replacing some bits of the chipboard, but don't want have to do all of it, and leave in the stuff that's still good. As to laying down new flooring on a bit of an uneven base, is the only option to lay down ply across the whole boat and put the new flooring on top of that? Any suggestions much appreciated!
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