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PaulG last won the day on November 15 2016

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  1. Power wise the 50 is over the top for a NB. There are very few occasions where you could use the extra power. Certainly not on narrow canals, possibly on big rivers like the Trent, Severn, and Thames. Being a displacement hull, if you try to use the extra power, it will simply make more wash, consume more fuel, make more noise with very little increase in speed. You can play with this calculator if you want to: http://www.kiwiprops.co.nz/cms/index.php/resources-general/vesselspeedcalc You'll see that a 60ft, 20 tonne hull needs 18hp to drive it at 8 knots 35hp to drive it at 10
  2. I manage perfectly well with a Lister LPWS3 (27hp) in 55 footer, mostly on rivers. Personally I don't think you'd notice the difference between 38 and 43 hp. You'd rarely need to run the 38hp version flat out, so the extra 5hp would rarely get used.
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  4. Goes to show how wrong you can be. https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/61659/Man-seen-falling-from-Worcester-bridge
  5. Many thanks Ditchdabbler. I don't have a glowplug light on my panel. I think I'll follow your example and fit one so that at least I can see what is going on.
  6. Hi Ditchdabbler I may have a similar problem on my LPWS3. The preheat seems to have packed up resulting in difficult cold starting and a lot of smoke from unburnt fuel. I've not had a chance to investigate properly yet, but when I turn the key to the preheat position, I can hear the usual loud click as the relay engages, and, less than a second later, a fainter click which I suspect is the same relay disengaging. Does this sound familar at all?
  7. Together with another narrowboat, we located the body floating downstream just below Kempsey yesterday morning. We alerted the authorities and guided them to the location of the body, which had eventually become snagged in an overhanging tree and so was stationary. I thought the actions of the Police in closing the navigation for two whole days by calling it a "crime scene" (despite the fact that the local newspaper report stated that no foul play was suspected) was heavy handed and show little understanding of the situation that they were dealing with. The fact that the body was loca
  8. I'm sure that you're right, Richard. If only I knew where to find it! I had a quick look at the weekend and there were to be a lot of screws, many of which appeared to be the threaded variety. Any chance you could be a bit more specific so that an ignoramus like me can adjust the right one (for a change)? ?
  9. The tickover is a bit slow on my Lister Petter LPWS3, and it stalls occasionally when going into neutral. It's a standard Morse control for revs and gears. Not sure whether I should be adjusting the Morse cable or the governor. Can anyone tell be how to adjust it? Thanks in advance. PAul
  10. My word, doesn't time fly... 4 years on I've finally got round to buying the bits that I need. Before I do the install, there are a few things that the engine gurus might be able to comment on. The remote filter mount will be significantly higher up than the mount point on the engine. If possible, I don't intend to mount it any higher than the valve covers. I'm assuming that I will need to fit a brand of filter that has a built-in anti-drainback valve? Ideally I'd like to mount the filter in a vertical position (i.e hanging down from the mount) as it seems
  11. Usual "climate change" hype to describe effects of weather. Historical extreme highs and lows of the Rhine: River Situation From To Rhine Low water 1947-10-01 1947-11-20 Rhine High water 1993-12-01 1994-01-15 Rhine Low water 1971-09-04 1971-11-30 Rhine Low water 2003-07-02 2003-09-02
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