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  1. The engine revs jump when moved into forward gear from tick over when pointing up to lots of revs at 45 degrees forward. Then you can move the throttle back towards centre and the revs drop slowly in line with the throttle movement Will look this weekend when we go back
  2. When we go unto forward throttle it does nothing for 45 degrees then runs into quite high revs and you have to pull back to slow to the revs you want Have been told not to touch myself as we know nothing about engines and gearboxes and it needs a professional There's only so far I'm prepared to take DIY as a novice owner
  3. Hi We're moored at Sawley Marina and need our narrowboat throttle cable adjusting. Does anyone have any recommendations on a professional who could do this for us please, ideally in-situ at the marina Thanks
  4. We've tried to light the stove on our boat for the first time. No idea when it was last lit. We don't appear to get any fuel through into the bottom of the stove. Having had a fellow boater have a quick look, he doesn't think the "prodder" goes in far enough and thats why the fuel isn't getting through. Its also so heavily sooted inside that none of the little holes can be seen and these very little visibility through the window I've struggled to find any comprehensive instructions on how to clean it. Can anyone advise? Can I put a wire brush inside and give it a scrub? Any tips on cleaning it without covering the whole boat in soot as I've just spent 2 weeks scrubbing the interior and don't fancy doing it again any time soon Thanks
  5. Thanks for this tip I played about and worked out I needed to turn it off and on between programmes rather than just moving the dial Got it to fully drain now Full of gunk inside but that's another problem. Reckon it's been sat unused for q good few years
  6. Joining this topic for some advice as well. Had boat 8 weeks with candy aquamatic on board. Run test wash with no clothes. Machine appears to work fine but water only part drains at the end. Have tried to get it to manually drain and spin but still left with 3 inches of water in the bottomed time. The washer was originally on a bench top in a utility space with discharge hose going down to Hull outlet but we've replumbed it to sit under the bench so discharge hose now runs upwards to Hull outlet just under the Gunwales. Could that be the issue or something else?
  7. Looking for some advice as its getting colder. Have been loving on my boat for the last couple of weeks with hoppers on all windows open. As it's getting colder can I get away with closing some or do I simply need to put on the heating / diesel stove to counteract the chill / draft? Also I use WGAC 3ply bamboo toilet paper at home which is said to break down much easier and quicker than paper toilet roll. Would this be OK for a vacuum toilet on my boat? The manufacturers say its OK for septic tanks
  8. Anyone need a smsll tumble dryer. Came with bost but don't need - we need the storage space more Free of charge to anyone who can collect from sawley marina
  9. Yay we're getting somewhere. I think I stated early on there was a sound that felt a bit vaccummy (technical word). Hubby said we need to take bed base apart to investigate further (and that needs the sofa bed to arrive first) but he thinks the tank is under the bed. Any recommendations how we clean the output pipe based on Tony's comment? Or do we dismantle and replace?
  10. Because it was sold to an intermediary who sent her for a few weeks to bridgehouse marina to do her up to sell (as it was a slow seller) and therefore doesn't know much about the onboard systems Anyhow the photos have finally arrived you'll all be pleased to know
  11. Definitely don't have a control panel. Waiting for hubby to send me photo as I wasn't at the boat this weekend. Not cc's so have to wait for a week to take a new photo
  12. We definitely get quite a bit of water running through ours but the toilet arrangement looks like the one Tony posted of a dump through
  13. Hmm so that's the problem. He can't get the whole filler assembly off. Says it would fit if he could. And he will be worried about being too brutal to get it out and damaging it In that case are there any other fuel locking solutions we can try
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