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About tonyreptiles

  • Birthday 09/27/1971

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    bit of this, bit of that!
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    The Watchman
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    Lancaster canal

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  1. First question - how can we make one? Second question - can we borrow yours? ? Third question - I did call Calcutt but they said they didn't lend them out. Thanks Tony
  2. Hi All, my BMC 1.5 has had a nut and bolt reconditioning job done. One of the outstanding jobs is the injection timing. I'm told that while this COULD be done using the marks on the engine, this would be less than ideal when the components used to make that mark have been changed. Therefore we need a timing gauge? I've searched high and low for one of these timing gauges. A couple of people have offered to lend one but not come through. Another offered to sell me one 'brand new in box' which I strongly suspect was a scammer. (Plenty of red flags in the messages we exchanged.) Does anyone know where we might borrow or purchase one of these? I'm sure there are several members of this forum who would vouch for me when I say we'd take great care and return it promptly. I'd be so grateful if anyone can help. Thanks in advance TR
  3. Does anyone know if Graham Reeves Boat Builders are still going? Did I hear right that the sons are running the business? Did they start two different businesses? What's the score? Does anyone have up to date contact details? A friend has a boat built there some time ago and is eager to get in touch regarding another build project. Thanks in advance. TR
  4. Hi Robert. A breakdown would be really useful. Can you send me what you can? PM would be great. Thanks Tony
  5. That's really useful Dave. Many thanks indeed. I start writing later this week so I'll be in touch. Cheers Tony
  6. Dave - how many people live aboard your boat? Thanks Tony
  7. Dave, that would be awesome. Would you please PM me? If you have seperate costs for diesel, heating, coal, mooring ete etc that would be most useful indeed. (Can I please cut and paste your comment here alongside?) Thanks Tony
  8. Hi all, I'm updating my book The Liveaboard Guide and I'm looking at the chapter citing costs. It was written in 2011 and so needs updating. Does anyone here have, and is willing to share, their liveaboard boating expenses. If we use your info I'll make sure you get a copy of the book. Hope you're all enjoying the sun and not melting too much. Thanks Tony
  9. That's a very good point well made. ? Cheers Dave, you've been most helpful. Thanks TR
  10. Yeah, I think that's how I feel too. I'm more than confident of the yard's ability, if I'm honest. And I can't see us selling the boat any time soon - by the time that point arrives the boat'll have been afloat for some number of years. It's reassuring that nobody has come on here saying "You need a XXXX survey" or something like that. Thanks for your posts. I think I'm happy enough. TR
  11. Just because it seems like asking about verification here indicates a worry - which isn't the case. I'll be writing about the stretch process in Waterways World soon though, so it'll all be revealed then. TR
  12. For reals? I've not seen many stretched boats at all, less still any that snapped! I think you're having a giggle you cheeky chappie! ? The stretch is being done by a boatyard with near 4 decades of trade and a reputation for producing neat shells. (I'd rather not name, out of politeness.) I'm pretty cool about it all, but think that now might be a good time to get something on paper. TR
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