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koukouvagia

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    1912 Braithwaite and Kirk motorised butty ex FMC

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    http://www.narrowboatowl.com and http://www.buttyhampton.com

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  1. Just bought your handbowl, Dave. It'll go well with your watercan and the backcabin you did on Hampton.
  2. Only once, on the Severn. Full revs on a Kelvin K2 is about 750 rpm. I was pretty well aquaplaning at that speed
  3. Just watched stop planks being lowered into the Thames lock at South Dock, Rotherhithe. (For history buffs that's where sections of the Mulberry Harbour were constructed for D Day).
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  5. A few years ago I was fortunate to be asked by John Pattle to bring Pacific back down south after the Braunston Show. I loved every minute of the trip. There are two things you have to get used to: the very noisy HA3 and the very lively steering. I'm used to ex working boats that mainly stay put; the moment you let go of Pacific's tiller the boat leaps all over the place. The fit out is full of clever ideas, some of which I've pinched for my own boat.
  6. In my opinion the end of the tiller should nestle in the small of your back. In that way you can steer the boat simply by moving your hips from side to side. (That is until you come to a sharp bend or need to take evasive action). eta: If you stand on the step you are outside the radius of the tiller and therefore it's a much safer steering position.
  7. David Schweizer is the Forum guru on lamps etc. and I've no doubt will be along soon with advice.
  8. Parent explaining things to child at an historic boat show: "Wow, 1396, that boat's old!"
  9. . . . because the feed for the heater is gravity fed. The diesel can either be pumped up from the main tank to a smallish feed tank, as I outlined, or the OP can construct a new tank at the front of the boat to allow for the required eight inch head of diesel.
  10. On a previous boat I had a small tank which was fed by a semi rotary pump from the main 500l diesel l tank. I was able therefore to top it up when required. Because the feeder tank was less than 27 litres I had no trouble with the BSS and the exceptions mentioned above. I should have explained this in my previous post.
  11. These restrictions don't apply if the diesel tank is less than 27 litres. (see BSS notes on 2.1.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.2 and 2.4.3).
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  13. I've always had trouble with slides made from ply. No matter how good the ply and how well sealed the edges seem to be, the weather wins in the end. My solution is to cover the wood with a thin sheet of aluminium glued on. It makes a good surface for painting and it completely solves the problem.
  14. koukouvagia

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    I've done five fit outs over the years. As a ball park figure, it'll cost at least £10-15K for a fairly simple one and will take much, much longer than you think. Unless you are renovating something special - e.g. an historic boat, I'd definitely buy one that at least had all the basics in place - lining out, wiring, plumbing etc. Welcome to the forum.
  15. When Dave Moore lettered our boat he painted: the FMC Fleet number, the GU gauging number, the BCN gauging number, The Waterman's Company number, the health registration number and finally the BW number. 😀 Then he did them all over again on the other side.
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