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  1. Starter Battery Isolator failed (or off), Starter Battery connections, If there is a multi pin plug in the engine wiring harness they can also cause a variety of problems. beaten to it by Tony springy
  2. Was it on a letter from BW, I'd suspect the logo printed alongside the post mark is from an "office" franking machine operated by BW (though possibly owned and serviced by the Post Office) rather than a Postal frank, so maybe each BW office would have had their own. springy
  3. I have been told today that BCBF 2021 is on, this FaceBook page has some details, although still obviously a work in progress, and as a non FB user I could not access the entry forms. https://en-gb.facebook.com/groups/380502508658355/announcements copied from FB :- "Paddy Grice 8 August at 02:00 · Entry forms for BCBF 2021 will be available from tomorrow - we have had to change a few things around to comply with local regulations but with a lot of work behind the scenes we have a festival Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September." springy
  4. I'd suspect the 13A Plug to 16A socket adaptor. springy
  5. Do you have any other 240v outlets in the campervan, if so do they work when plugged in at home or is the charger the only 240v appliance ? If they work then its the charger, if not its the lead or adaptor. springy
  6. I also have a set, Mitutoyo (IIRC), and the manual insists that it should use SR44, not LR44 batteries. With an SR mine lasts well with occasional use and not removing the battery (2 - 3 years). I tried an LR44 once - it worked ok when I fitted it but showed low battery next time I came to use it. http://www.truetex.com/buttons.htm springy
  7. I suspect that part of the problem with flues is that most stove manufacturers would recommend a flue height much greater than is reasonably practical on a narrowboat. springy
  8. Regulations are difficult to pin down, there is this guidance http://www.soliftec.com/boat stoves 1-page.pdf springy
  9. Do you mean "clicks or jerks but does not rotate" or "turns over but does not start"
  10. Yes GWR No 15 is still at the museum in working trim, along with No 65, they are both "railway boats". This thread https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/17912-why-joey/ from 2008/9 has an interesting discussion on the origins and use of the term "joey boat". springy
  11. I seem to remember going to this a few years ago (10 -15 ish) and it was a nice day, small gathering of boats with stalls and entertainment on the crossing streets - at the time a friend played in a marching samba band which was one of the entertainment bookings hence me being off my normal patch of the BCN - it was a nice sunny day and everyone enjoyed themselves. C&RT have a temporary suspension of moorings bridge 39 -> 40B https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/19937-moorings-suspension-in-leamington-spa-grand-union-canal but there seems to be precious little other info springy
  12. Birchills (it took me a bit longer to find a photo) but a good illustration of the relatively small size of a day boat cabin. and not built till 1953.
  13. Day Boats were basic - many had no accommodation, some were "double ended" having mounting points for the ellum at both ends - https://hnbc.org.uk/boats/bhp-no-3 others had a small cabin with just bench seating and a bottle stove - https://hnbc.org.uk/boats/coronation and the various railway companies had their own day boats working from the various interchange basins on the BCN https://hnbc.org.uk/boats/gwr-no-15 Sometimes referred to as the "Skip" of the canals - many were used in a way similar to a skip or a container, a boatman would take a loaded boat to its destination, transfer the horse, ellum, and running gear to an empty boat and return leaving the loaded boat to be unloaded at the destinations convenience. springy
  14. And if they don't have an exact match for the belt length (they don't usually have a full range in 10mm increments but different manufacturers may have different steps between sizes) pick the closest length with consideration for your setup - if the broken belt still had plenty of adjustment left on the quadrant before it broke then a shorter one may be difficult to get over the pulleys even when the adjustment is at minimum, on the other hand if the adjuster was always 3/4 out then a slightly longer belt may not tension properly. springy
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