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Gayzingalone

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About Gayzingalone

  • Birthday 07/11/1953

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Whilton Marina.

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  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Boat Name
    huami
  • Boat Location
    Continuous Cruiser but with home base of Whilton Marina

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  1. Well .... Tom from Malone Electrical Solar Services contacted me, we agreed on a fantastic system and it is already installed and working. I am so pleased with everything, the workmanship, the neatness of the installation, the price and (already with very little sun) the rendament. I decided on 2 x 275 watt Polycrystalline panels which should help with my energy needs for me alone. I also mentioned I was looking for a new mobile and a couple of members advised looking at the Samsung A90. Anyway I mentioned this to my boyfriend and he has bought one for me. I haven't got it yet but I will see him next week then hopefully I can start to make some decent photo's ..... so, once again thanks to this forum I managed to get Solar and a new phone! Thanks to everyone, stay safe ... neil
  2. Hi everyone. Someone mentioned that I may have disappeared so I apologize for my silence but I'm still here and have been quite busy with many things. I have even managed to register for NHS and a doctor (always handy!). Tomorrow I am having solar fitted on my boat by Tom Malone with thanks for the recommendation to a valued member on here "Dyertribe". I have also been painting (half of the boat) but will have to wait for the other side until I turn the boat around. I also ordered and received a great vinyl letters boat sign with my new name "huami" (lower case lettering) from "Funkymonkey" Boat-names and I am very pleased with it. At the moment I don't have a decent camera on my phone but I am hoping to get the Samsung Galaxy 10+ very soon, in the meantime I will (try!) to post a photo with this post (if I can find out how to do it!). 12th and 13th (OMG it's a Friday!) (I'm not superstitious!) I will be taking the Helmsman's Course from "Willow Wren" and after that I look forward to passing and saying hello to anyone who would like to give me a wave .... or come and have a coffee! Now, before anyone says this is a duplicate post, I have reposted because I unfortunately posted in someone else’s thread and I do apologize. Now to try and post a photo (????) Thank you to everyone so far and I look forward to taking to the water, neil
  3. Is it possible for someone from admin to move my post to my postings as I seem to have hijacked someone else's post (Sorry!)
  4. Hi Lady G, (and everyone else), I apologize for my silence but I'm still here and have been quite busy with many things. I have even managed to register for NHS and a doctor (always handy!). Tomorrow I am having solar fitted on my boat by Tom Malone with thanks for the recommendation to a valued member on here "Dyertribe". I have also been painting (half of the boat) but will have to wait for the other side until I turn the boat around. I also ordered and received a great vinyl letters boat sign with my new name "huami" (lower case lettering) from "Funkymonkey" Boat-names and I am very pleased with it. At the moment I don't have a decent camera on my phone but I am hoping to get the Samsung Galaxy 10+ very soon, in the meantime I will (try!) to post a photo with this post (if I can find out how to do it!). 12th and 13th (OMG it's a Friday!) (I'm not superstitious!) I will be taking the Helmsman's Course from "Willow Wren" and after that I look forward to passing and saying hello to anyone who would like to give me a wave .... or come and have a coffee! Now to try and post a photo (????) Thank you to everyone so far and I look forward to taking to the water, neil
  5. Thanks for the info I have just sent them a message in their website and it says they will get back to me within 48 hours. Thanks as always and have a lovely day. neil
  6. I have had 8 of these in the past two days?
  7. Hi Victor, I'm confused (Don't worry it happens often!). In your comments on "I changed my (pump-out) toilet for a new Thetford Cassette C260" and "Last week I had fitted carpet from front to back which makes walking about with bare feet a lot more comfortable", you remarked "Ooooooooo." followed by "Bad move!" ..... But is it Ooooooooo (Very nice?) or is it Ooooooooo (Not a good move? .... or is the "Bad move!" referring to the toilet or the carpet (or both in your opinion)? I'm quite confused! Anyway, I always love to hear other people’s opinions so thanks for your input. Great to hear from you. Have a lovely day neil
  8. Hi Matty ... Thanks so much for your reply and I fully understand with how busy you are with everything.. Thanks also for your advice to look towards "Onboard Solar" and M&R and I will certainly look into both of them. Thanks again, neil
  9. Hi WotEver, .... and thanks for the information. Unfortunately both firms (although they have a great selection and lots of good advice), they don't actually install the solar panels. So, I hope that someone can point me in the direction of a solar supplier that also is an installer? Thanks again ... neil
  10. I think possibly I should go and buy some canal guides / maps or I won't know where I am going (or even where I have been). I love it that you can only turn a Narrowboat in specific places as that will save me a lot of problems! ... Let me explain! ... I walk along a street then eventually find the shop I wanted .... then I come out of the shop and turn the wrong way and end up thinking that I have seen most of these shops a while back! So, as I get older possibly my "Sat-Nav" stops working as it should? In the future I can just get back on the boat and set off (in the correct direction). (Isn't life wonderful!). Yesterday I changed my (pump-out) toilet for a new Thetford Cassette C260 series with porcelain bowl (and for the price I thought I could operate it and tell it to go an empty itself with my ipad ) ... but at least it has wheels on the cassette and a handle. Last week I had fitted carpet from front to back which makes walking about with bare feet a lot more comfortable. I also would like to go to the Crick Boat Show (in May) as I have seen it a few times on some of the bloggers sites and it looks very interesting. Also I might get some ideas about solar panels, as I'm not having much luck finding out about them yet. Anyway, I will continue scrubbing off the old name ready for painting and my new vinyl name letters to be attached... Everyone have a lovely day, keep warm and dry and I will update you again soon. Neil
  11. Hi Guyz .... and a thousand apologies for disappearing for such a long time. I have actually been very busy with lots of administerial tasks. The one that was causing the most dramas was that I was waiting for the return of my new passport and the absence of which was calling no end of delays. One thing was that until I had all my official ID documentation (The passport office had my old passport and my still valid European passport!). This being I was unable to open a bank account or subscribe to a mobile and internet provider. Now after nearly three weeks of waiting I have both my passports back, have been able to open a bank account and next week I shall look to sign up with “Three” and at the same time buy a new mobile. I even managed to get a Senior Rail Card (£30) which gives me 33% discount on rail travel. I am still very complimentary about Whilton Marina who have been nothing but the perfect company from begin to end. I am now living “on board” and will be taking to the open waters from 1st March. I will then be going on a two day “Helmsman Course” after which I will attempt not to crash into any of you whilst I’m speeding along at a wonderful maximum of 4 mph. What else is new (or possibly I already mentioned it? ….. I’m getting old!) but my boat will be re-named “huami” (Who am I) and under the name I am going to put (in smaller text) “it’sme.neil”. As soon as I get a decent phone, I will upload some photo’s … but in the mean time I hope that everyone is well and keeping warm and dry.
  12. Hi Richard, Thanks for the info and I will certainly get in touch with Matty as he has been mentioned before. Thanks Neil – NB huami
  13. Just testing how to post an image ..... The colour is not what I will choose but the name and the basic design.
  14. WoW! Thanks ...... It all sounds so painless. I hope that my boat will be just as easy! ha, ha! Neil – NB huami
  15. So I don't need to host them somewhere? .... I can just choose from my own Google Photo's library on my laptop? Thanks Neil – NB huami
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