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  1. Thanks for your responses, this is very helpful information.
  2. Hi folks, Im seeking some advice from here. Our narrowboat insurer has informed us that now that our narrowboat has reached 30 years old, they require a full survey approximately every three years? Is this true for every insurer, ie, is it law, or is it a stipulation of my current insurer? If anyone can recommend any reasonably good boat insurers that don't have such stringent requirements, that'd be much appreciated. Many thanks,
  3. Ok, I thought is may have been to remove oil, but I wasnt sure. I dont feel like mine is working any more and I dont want to be sending oil out, any idea where I could pick one up. A quick ebay search has shown one in the US and Italy. Ideally I'd like to find one here in the UK.
  4. Hi, I notice our bilge pump has a filter on it before the water outlet. Can anyone tell me what this is for and where I might get a replacement? Thanks for your time.
  5. Hahaha, thanks for your thoughts. I'll probably use a bleach to remove and find the right gloss stainer to paint over.
  6. Thanks for all your comments, I appreciate you taking the time to air your thoughts. I guess we'll wait until the spring when things start to dry up (hopefully) and treat the doors then.
  7. Thanks for all your comments. Yes there is a layer of insulation between the wooden tongue and groove and the outer metal shell. However, in the bedroom area, there is no insulation under the gunwhale (I just looked up that term now, I hope Im using the right one) currently and there are drips of water there. Were waiting until the weather gets dry to tackle that.
  8. Thanks for your reply. The boat is built by Saraband Boats, I dont think they exist anymore. I will look into replacing the doors, I just wanted to make sure I wasnt just missing out on key info.
  9. Hi folks, The bow doors on our narrowboat are completely swolled from the recent wet weather and we cannot open them.. Is there anything we can do, either to treat the doors in some way to reduce swelling in the wood? Thanks.
  10. Hi folks, We recently purchased a narrowboat that needs a bit of work. The boat has wooden roofing and side wall tongue and groove (I think) slats throughout. The slats in the bedroom appear not to have been varnished or treated in any way (ie they look different to all the other wooden roof slats) and gets a black mould regularly. The other rooms in the boat have treated wooden slats and dont get this black mould. My question is what varnish or treatment should we put on the bedroom slats to stop the dampness and mould coming on them? Thanks for your time,
  11. The boat was built in 1991 built by Saraband Boats. 45ft. Cruiser Stern. I know absolutely nothing about boats, seemed like a good idea at the time.
  12. Thanks for these tips, I'll have a look into this.
  13. Thanks for this tip, I'll see what I can find.
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