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  1. This one didn't go under the dolphins! Or sausages. Or porpoises, or whatever they are called today... Mind you all those pipe fenders didn't help much did they?
  2. I'll let you into a secret. The fire inside is a photograph printed onto card and propped up inside. And here is a small boiler installation, equally unlikely:
  3. I've been taking part in the vociferous house price crash debate on line since about 1997, 25 years ago. After several years of angry debate on forums and usenet the website housepricecrash.co.uk sprang up as a forum for all the property bears to reassure each other that from then on in, the only way would be down. Domain registered way back in 2003. https://www.whois.com/whois/housepricecrash.co.uk I also know of someone who sold his four bed detached freehold house in Westbourne Grove (a really good bit of London) for £300k in 1997 confident he would buy it back again six months later 'after the crash' for £150k. Its prolly worth about £3m today.
  4. Compared to stoves running on liquid or gas fuels, a solid fuel stove is for fuel that is solid, e.g. wood or coal, or processed coal also known as 'smokeless solid fuel". E.G:
  5. I'd ignore that if I were you. Or at least until you work out if the existing battery bank is good enough for your use patterns. I'd also be wondering how the hell the surveyor knows your batteries need replacing. It's not a five minute job determining the capacity. More likely, the surveyor is just relying on the likelihood they have not been well looked after and therefore suggests replacement. I suggest if you buy the boat, you just kick back and see how the batts behave, then come back here and ask more questions.
  6. I really don't see the point, given that any self-respecting boater goes out of their way to dress like a scarecrow. Or worse.
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  8. At least it has the right sort of toilet...
  9. Only 45 would be odd. The others are even, Shirley.
  10. Also, sez he was on the cut 15 years ago and not many people bothered with licensing. Not my memory at all that licensing was considered optional back in 2007. Maybe it was in other areas from mine.
  11. It's not just the unnecessary huge list of boards that is disappointing, it's the whole layout o the home screen with its acres of wasted space. I've commented on it many times over the years but I think its a function of the forum software rather than how the technical mods have it configured. I think the Invision programmers assume everyone views the forum on a 26" desktop monitor.
  12. My whole small laptop CWF screen. No room left for any actual content!
  13. They could always move it to the River Lea. Oh hang on, just thought of a snag....
  14. MtB


    I wouldn't want it for free. It reminds me of an old Jag. Looks luxurious but cheap to buy because the maintenance and repair costs will be crippling.
  15. Middlesborough. £59,950, probably accept an offer. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/127258826#/?channel=RES_BUY
  16. Yes! Sadly proper pianos are virtually worthless nowadays, unless they are something special like previously owned by someone famous or built by a top flight maker, e.g. Steinway. One usually has the pay to dispose of them, rather than sell them. Maybe the whole boat sale is a fiendish scheme to get rid of it.
  17. Houses like that are similar to boats in many respects. There are a million logical reasons not to buy them but they are fascinating and lovely to live in. Like boats, a weird layout, low ceilings, risk of flooding and and terrible energy efficiency add to the charm, rather than detract from it. The only thing wrong I can see with that house is the boring ordinary slate roof, instead of thatch!
  18. I'd suggest the electrical switch in the pressure switch is wearing out and getting high resistance just as the motor works the hardest as it approaches cut-off pressure. Time to buy a whole new water pump I suggest, ready to swap out when yours properly fails. Yes water pumps can be repaired but my own experience is repairing them is a fool's errand. Once one thing goes wrong they are approaching end of life and if youy fix that one thing, another fault promptly appears. so nowadays I just fit a whole new pump at the slightest hint of trouble.
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    Up and down between Dunchurch Pools and Braunston, probably!
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  22. Ah now that's interesting. Maybe the advent of solid handrails led to the need for centre lines. The H&L boat I mentioned earlier in the thread had them newfgangled solid style handrails, hence the sidedeck bollards to tie some lines to.
  23. This does seem a good way forward as a lot of the abuse of Elsans etc happens because the CRT ones are by nature, unsupervised. Once it a boatyard is supplying the service even if free to the users (and paid for by CRT behind the scenes), the supervision element of there being boatyard staff around suggests to me that abuse will be less likely.
  24. Just what I was thinking too. This thread is now over 120 posts, about a piddling little switch, let's hope Blackrose never tries to install a LiFePO4 system like yours. It would be the first one million post thread, I bet!
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