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    Three Kingfishers

    There seems to be quite a few here on the K&A . I saw 4 Kingfisher the other day when travelling from Honeystreet to Devizes.

    K&A Closed Until Further Notice

    Why bother going down the Caen Hill flight, there are not many shops near this stretch of canal, Just stay on the long pound above Devizes.

    Order of Electricity

    In this picture there is a gauge at the top , I think it’s to do with solar panels ,would you by any chance have a manual for it, if so would it be possible to PM me a copy as I know someone that has recently purchased a narrow boat and is need of a copy. Thanks Fred.

    Manchester house boat row.

    At least these house boats? look better that the ones on the western end of the K&A that are made out of Drums, Scaffolding and plastic sheeting.

    Has anyone tried a storage radiator onboard

    I've often wondered if you could make a storage radiator using bricks with holes in them and running copper pipe through which is then connected to the heater or engine calorifier heating circuit. Any thoughts?

    UK Silly Village/Place Name Competition

    Cold Christmas.

    2019-2020 Licence Fees Announced

    When WBs become the majority we can then vote against this surcharge.🙈🙉🙊

    “Landline “ phone/Internet connection

    We had a land line when in a marina on the Thames, it was BT and we had broadband as well, we were also able to lock the phone line using a code supplied by BT which you had to pay something like £4 per month.

    What have you fettled for the boat today?

    Put secondary glassing back up at the widows, stops a lot of cold air falling from them.
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    Friday joke

    On their way to the church to get married, a young Catholic couple were involved in a fatal car accident. Being good Catholics, the young couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: could they possibly get married in Heaven? When St. Peter finally showed up, they asked him. St Peter said "I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out", and he leaves them sitting at the Gate. After three months, St Peter finally returns, looking somewhat bedraggled. "Yes" he informs the couple " I can get you married in Heaven". “Great!" said the couple, "But we were just wondering, what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?" “You must be bloody joking" says St. Peter, red-faced with frustration, slamming his clipboard on the ground. “What's wrong?" asked the frightened couple". “OH, COME ON!" St. Peter shouted "It took me three months to find a priest up here.....Do you have any idea how long it'll take me to find a lawyer?"
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    Silicone grease

    This is the grease I use https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Geocel-Trade-Mate-Plumba-Plumber-Clear-Grease-50ml-Lubricating-Silicone-3099261/1328097621?iid=172283698288&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170920101022%26meid%3Db2f745d72dfa4fbaa453eec55bcfb4a3%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D300501515706%26itm%3D172283698288&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m210
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    Silicone grease

    I buy tubes of plumbers silicon grease and use a pipette to squirt it into the hole. If it’s a Vetus one and you read the installation instructions for these water lubricated bearings, you will find that they are not fitted correctly, they should have some sort of water scoop fitted so that water is passed through it from the pipe on top of the stern gland and exits through the rear of the tube bearing.
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    Getting mail

    We have used “Mail Box” now for 12yrs for all our mail except for driving licence, never had a problem with banks or insurance companies.
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    How hot is a Webasto Thermo Top C?

    My Webasto 10 was mounted on a piece of Hexaboard in the engine room that was fixed to the bulk head, it was there of 11yrs with no problems re heat, and yes it did get very hot. The Webasto should come with a mounting bracket.
  15. Unfortunately Mike the same one you and I live on.

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