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Mike the Boilerman

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  1. You really are missing the point big time. If there are no issues, then you would have exchanged contracts. But you haven't so there ARE issues outstanding. You just haven't been told about them. As Richard says the chances are high it will go through just as you expect, but it is by no means a done deal until contracts are exchanged. Either side may pull out.
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  3. I disagree with all them up there ^^^ .... cruising in 40mph winds is ENORMOUS fun!!! But more seriously, I would suggest leaving your cruising boat where it is. Overstay if necessary, CRT will take at least a week to notice you should have moved but if you're worried, call them on Monday and tell them you didn't move due to excessively windy weather. They are very reasonable and co-operative when you call them, despite some of the views expressed on here from time to time.
  4. I'm shocked so many here could not see his tongue stuck so firmly in cheek saying this... So many fantastic rises to the bait, he got!
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  6. So, have you exchanged contracts on the sale? Or not? Coz if you haven't, there is still scope for delay. Just sayin', as I don't think you've properly taken this on board so far...
  7. Also confirms the system is badly designed and/or incorrectly specified.
  8. It will still be useable after that point, with a suitably-sized bilge pump fitted. There is no death profile. A steel Narrowboat can always be repaired, and nearly always will be.
  9. surely a bit of masking tape on the lens disables any camera. Same as you disable the cam looking at you as you stare at your laptop. Or mebbe that doesn’t bother you!
  10. Exactly, which is why I asked in post 2. I don't remember FR series engines having changeover levers but could be wrong. If the OP is lifting the decompression levers then these will obviously stop the engine.
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  12. Don't buy it!! But more seriously, what do you mean by 'changeover levers'?
  13. The calorifier is capable under certain conditions of turning into a small bomb. Very unlikely to happen, but possible. (The condition being when the immersion heater thermostat jams ON and the water in the calorifier rises to 100c and as it begins to boil, the pressure rises and along with it the boiling point so the water temp creeps up too, above 100c. Eventually the tanks splits and 40 litrs of water at say 5 bar and 110c instantaneously turns to steam. You don't want this to happen, you really REALLY REALLY don't.) The main defence against this is the PRV on a boat as there is no combined "temperature & pressure relief valve" as fitted to a house calorifier, so straight away one of the normal safety devices is missing. Now if your one single safety device is dribbling intermittently, it is operating when it should not be, which is a fault in itself. Yes is it 'failing safe', but when it is doing this, it is telling you about another fault i.e. that the pressure in the calorifier is creeping up too high. If you don't care about this then fine, no particular consequences other than a split calorifier eventually, but if you like things to be 'just so' and right, then this needs fixing and yes it is important.
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  15. Prolly coz it's ugly as sin. So nobody wants it.....
  16. Quite. I see no reason a boat arriving at a lock cannot still use all three bollards on a lock landing.
  17. I'd be delighted to pay a premium of only £20k for a boat with a Bolly over a similar boat wjth a Lister.
  18. Where did you get that from then? Always willing to learn...
  19. Hardly. The PRV is a safety device, which will only discharge under fault conditions. Ergo, we know the OP's installation has a fault.
  20. And exactly what is wrong with doing that? Do tell, as no-one else knows.
  21. I suspect it is a lot to do with identifying the culprit and actually dragging them into court. If you have a boat on your system that keeps moving about and the registrant lives on the boat, how do you go about prosecuting someone with no fixed address and you have no idea where they are at any given point in time? If you have a boat with no licence, you can just Section 8 it and lift it out. If you can find it....
  22. Missing the point. If your seller pulls out on the day of exchange, your solicitor will already have done 80% of the work, and will require to be paid for it.
  23. Aha so you don't know either then! It's a curious thing, this MLR. I suspect it is like "health and safety", gets trotted out as an excuse for all sorts of things that are actually nothing to do with MLRs. Its just that I run into them quite often when buying/selling houses and some of the requirements are quite baffling, but I've never encountered the four day delay you mentioned. In my experience some sort if documentary proof is always needed, and any delay is for as long as it takes me to come up with the evidence, be it an hour or a month.
  24. I've just checked on Googlemaps, and it is actually only about 3".
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