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Steph H

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Shropshire

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  • Occupation
    Cleaner
  • Boat Name
    Norton - The Boat formerly known as Prince
  • Boat Location
    Here there and everywhere, currently the Midlands

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  1. I'm in the process of doing my t & g and have used Zinsser Cover stain https://www.screwfix.com/p/zinsser-cover-stain-primer-white-2-5ltr/17117?tc=DB6&ds_kid=92700052136101356&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1243321&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=CjwKCAjwkoz7BRBPEiwAeKw3q4pVTx9iVwF-oEbyUF9XrmSAhBtFvAa8lRUcOORyMccn5iCTlAUCbxoCVzYQAvD_BwE I'm going to finish with Armstead Eggshell https://www.brewers.co.uk/product/AG0905F This won't give a high gloss finish but will give a good hard wearing surface and make the boat look bright. I've been a decorator for over 20years and just feel like on wood, oil based paints give a much hardier and better finish.
  2. Just trying to identify for future reference and to learn about what I've got. I'm getting manuals for the engine and gearbox so that I can learn about them and wanted to make sure I get the right one. Thank you for your help 😊
  3. Aahh ok thank you. I was looking for specifically 260D2 and just wasn't really getting anywhere and as I don't know about these things at all, still learning hence trying to find out information I didn't know that it was am old model. I didn't know if the D2 bit was important to finding the right model 😊
  4. I'm trying to identify the gearbox that I have on my Beta 38 engine. I can see that it is a Newage but the numbers that are on this plate don't seem to relate to any gearbox model that I can find. Any help or suggestions?
  5. Some great replies thank you. As a fairly new boater I've just found it difficult getting into a marina at times and its rather off putting when marina staff look at you like your an idiot, so just wondered what the reasoning was. Now when I go into one I'll be marking myself out of 10 and humming the Dam Busters music 🤣🤣
  6. There is probably an explanation for this but I can't think of it. Why are marina entrances so narrow?
  7. I'd not clocked that thanks, that was left in from the previous sink.
  8. No I'm pretty sure its 12 years since it was covered over. There was a weird smell when the saw was going through the metal but it didn't stink like the one we took out last weekend 😷😋
  9. Hello! That was the old one! That must have been whilst my brother and I were inside madly capping off pipes so we didn't get dirty water and smell all over the place lol. Please do, say Hi if your passing. 😊 Hello! That was the old one! That must have been whilst my brother and I were inside madly capping off pipes so we didn't get dirty water and smell all over the place lol. Please do, say Hi if your passing. 😊 Because I know you'll all be dying to know how we got on I've uploaded a couple of pics. Brute force and some judiciously used electrical tools got the plinth bit out and now I have a floor and a wall! All praise goes to my brother who did all that, so grateful.
  10. Hello! That was the old one! That must have been whilst my brother and I were inside madly capping off pipes so we didn't get dirty water and smell all over the place lol. Please do, say Hi if your passing. 😊
  11. I wasn't planning on getting the boat lifted out till next year for blacking and am wondering about 'making do' with this tank until then as in cutting out the bits that are visable and covering it over and then next year when the boat is out of the water getting down and dirty in there to get it out and see what's going on. The tank doesn't look to be very deep as it's butted up against a rib and my understanding is that they are approx 6" in height. I have a feeling the tank is shallow but large. Any thoughts on integrity of the strength/bracing of the hull if I cut away the little bit that's poking up through the floor?
  12. I removed my macerating pump out today and the tank under the bed. However under the toilet bowl I discovered another tank from a previous drop through pump out toilet. I was hoping for some advice, possibly someone who could come and take a look in person, the boat is in Rugeley, Staffordshire at the moment. My ideal would be to remove the tank altogether but it clearly goes under the back wall of the toilet. I'm concerned because if the amount of rust that we've found, I've poked a stick through it and hit what feels and sounds like solid steel, but having a load of rust in the hull area is not great. If the tank can't be removed then I was wondering about cutting the bit off that sticks above the floor in the bathroom and blocking that area off so as to give a flat even floor area in what is already a tiny bathroom. Would that be possible? Any and all suggestions welcome. Have included at least 1 pic, hopefully the others will load too Cheers Steph
  13. OK thats great thank you. Have been checking out your website and think it will be an invaluable resource
  14. Yes it is an ex hire boat but I'm renovating it to become a liveaboard, hence the desire to make the floor space the whole set uses minimal. I'll be living aboard through winter so shouldn't need winterising. The hot water tank/calorifier is at the other end of the boat. Will keep that in mind about how tight the screws should be on the pump, thank you.
  15. Thank you. I think I've got just the spot that has easy access but is out of the way. It does vibrate and I can tell it's because it's not screwed down properly, definitely something I will rectify. Thank you
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