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About dizzyknits

  • Birthday 05/31/1959

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  1. Thank you Harold, Pete and Tony for your replies...i will have to re read several times to get my head around what you have all said Is the system an indirect raw water cooled one then as harold says. We are off there today so will look at the various things you have said to see if we can identify them...thank you
  2. Hello can any help please We have the above engine in our Colvic, and we think it is raw water cooled ( the last BMC 1.5 we had in Tartan Witch, was keeled cooled). There is definatly water coming out of the exhaust hole for a better word!!, (and blue smoke when we first start up). Someone has told us we have to put Anti Freeze into this system. I have included a photo of the top of engine, so that hopefully you who are much more knowledgable will steer us in the correct direction, we try to go down every couple of weeks to start engine up, but if we drain it down I don't think we can do this (reading several posts). We won't be going anywhere till spring at least any help will be appreciated
  3. thanks chaps...will have a proper look tomorrow
  4. thank you pearley, ray t and cuthound...that makes sense ...not a lot of space under engine
  5. We are next to useless on mechanics, so bear with me, the photo below is a borrowed BMC 1.5 photo from ebay, can anyone tell me the purpose the the shiny brass stern gland looking thing, on the right of photo. We have one on our new boat and also a stern gland near the prop at the back of the cabin. thanks in advance Dizzy
  6. I guess being in huddersfield Harold you'd have to take account of that, we liked the look of the Huddersfield narrow....but avoided because of the number of locks...lol, now we wont be able That would be great, what dog have you got, we have 3 but are leaving them at home for time being, the 2 oldies started with us on the narrowboat, but Im not sure how the youngsterwill react
  7. Hello Peterboat yes it has a BMC 1.5, same as was on our narrowboat only this one is watercooled. We are the Waddingtons moorings, everyone seems really friendly. There has been work done, but still loads to do, we did buy it as a project...lol. Be interested to see other colvic at your moorings, as there is so little information online. We just need to try and keep water out of her asap, and it hasnt much stopped raining since we bought her!! Hope to see about at some point...Im Liz and OH is Paul
  8. Hi Everyone apologies for joining the party late, just bought this little lady, quite a lot of work to do inside and on the wheelhouse, (which is leaking like a sieve), bur have always loved the lines of the colvic...its just taken us 8 years to get back to boating. maybe the 3 of us could start a colvic owners club...lol
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  10. Thank you for replies so far there seems to so many cruisers out there that are petrol, including loads on our marina, they must get round the lack of petrol on cut somehow, up here we are also short of places to get diesel as well, 'Tartan Witch' only has about a 40 litre tank so we are used to carrying 3 jerry cans around with us. Dizzy
  11. yes highly explosive was mentioned!!!
  12. Hello all Once again I would love to hear your views. We have sold our narrowboat and are downsizing (or downgrading!!!!) for personal reasons to a cruiser. Much beloved has been having discussions with various 'boating' customers at work, who have told him to steer well clear of petrol engines. Now one of these customers has a quarter of a million pound seagoing vessel with twin engines etc, which makes the 5000 pounds we want to spend seem a bit pitiful!! Most cruisers I have seen for sale seem to have petrol engines, weather it be inboard or outboard. I would love your feedback while we still have 'tartan witch'.... well until next monday before I become 'persona non grata' on the site ...LOL ps diesel....not diesal!!!!! thank you as always Dizzy
  13. good news... this couple turned up, loved the boat and left substantial deposit and a cheque to be paid in and wait until has cleared.... ...am amazed, but on other hand sad to see old girl go, but then that's just me!!! ps thanks to you all who offered advice, I would have readily taken this up if we had not been successful this time
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