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MrsM

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Lincoln, UK

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  • Occupation
    Restoration
  • Boat Name
    NB Aventine
  • Boat Location
    TBC either Lincoln or Newark

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  1. Decent inverter etc needed. Be interesting to know if anyone here has been to look at it. I suspect Tony's caution is justified. Aaaaah - composting toilet, that will have knocked a few grand off! 😄 I wonder how many new boats get fitted with a rebuilt engine? Is this quite a common money-saving practice? I'm intrigued.
  2. Gosh I didn't know that! I second the thanks - don't know what we'd do without the fab app.
  3. Exactly the same for me. However I do have a rather perverse side that likes to save nice things for best so I sometimes find myself reaching for my cheap regular windlass instead!
  4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Narrowboat-50ft-Traditional-Stern-/194388530273?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 I am not in the market but spotted this boat on eBay recently. At only 2 years old (& 2-packed hull) it seems like it could be a good buy for someone. Obviously it isn't set up for cruising and would need some money spending to equip it for being used as a actual boat rather than a floating caravan. Anyway I thought I'd share in case it fits the bill for someone.
  5. A good summary of boat v cruiser Tony1. We have a NB and use it a lot but if we only wanted to potter or have a boat for weekends and short holidays only then I think you have found a good one.
  6. I cannot get the image of my grandma's old bath which was carpeted on the sides out of my head reading this thread! 😳
  7. Sounds like a great combination of sensible, upfront builder and realistic buyer. Congratulations on your new boat. Care to share which builder you used?
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  9. I'd pay that for the carpet in the dining room alone! 😂 Seriously though it looks like it's got great EoGM potential.
  10. We had the joy of an overflowing pumpout septic tank at the Red Bull services on our latest trip. Just as we came to the end of our pumping there was an ominous gurgling and a stream of 'matter' came oozing out of the manhole further up the path. We stopped and hosed the path off and I went to tell the CRT guy who was sat in his van oblivious. It wasn't very pleasant to put it mildly!
  11. Question from a non-technical person: would a larger engine (Beta 50) need more skin tank cooling area than a smaller one?
  12. So very sorry to read about your wife and sending you both warmest wishes. Xx
  13. If that's the one near the farm I had a devil of a job opening it last month, but then I'm not the strongest.
  14. Very cool! A cub scout computer badge for your excellent work.
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