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Flyboy

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  1. From the tunnel breifing notes :- The average time through the tunnel is 30 to 45 mins. If you have not come out of the tunnel after 1hr 15mins they will decide whether to call the emergency services. If you are in trouble, the alarm signal is to blast your horn for one long blast every 30 seconds and repeat untill you hear three short blasts from the tunnel keeper at either portal. I believe you can now use your mobile phone in the tunnel as they have installed a repeater system following the death of a boater a few years ago when he fell off the back of his boat. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/boating-blogs-and-features/boating-team/boating-through-harecastle-tunnel
  2. I've convinced myself that it's a combination of water in the bilge and load of stuff on the roof.
  3. JLR would say that as they are selling the vehicles. Where is this recycling plant they say they can recycle the batteries ? I doubt it exists.
  4. Lithium batteries are not green as only 5% of their content can be recycled. Lead acid batteries on the other hand, 90% can be recycled.
  5. No, the Shanks is nothing like a Yanmar engine. The Shires are made with Japenese built Yanmar core engines.
  6. !5/40 API CD mineral , do not use synthetic. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/29739002/shanks-owners-manual-04-build-35-35h-40-pdf-ep-barrus
  7. I think you're going to need a bit more than bleeding to to get your boat moving ! 😀
  8. Yes they are are allowed under BSS regs, Why would they not be? There are many plastic parts in an engine bay that comply eg. air filter housings. As others have said, plastic fuel lines are a no no for BSS.
  9. An aiir intake silencer is essential. Mounting in the engine bay as you describe is fine. My Webasto Top C 5Kw is hardly noticable with a exhaust & intake silencer. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25mm-Car-Air-Intake-Filter-Silencer-For-Eberspacher-Webasto-Diesel-Heater-UK/123426896091?hash=item1cbcd0f8db:g:~kkAAOSwUulbw~LJ
  10. Holts or Bradex comes to mind.
  11. Barrus recommend you run the engine at full throttle in gear for 15 minutes every 50hours.
  12. No, the Canaline 42 uses a 2 litre Korean Kioti core engine ( 42hp @ 2600 rpm) Isuzu core engines are no longer available.
  13. The way I read it she has changed the start from Warwick to Stoke Prior.
  14. I presume you mean Shelsley Walsh hill climb which is about 12 miles from Worcester so 30 minutes would be accurate. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/WR6+6RP,+Walsh+Cottages,+Shelsley+Walsh,+Worcester/Worcester/@52.2426254,-2.3920924,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x48705f219e24c423:0xd909f258596e6032!2m2!1d-2.4164278!2d52.2701736!1m5!1m1!1s0x4870505800bbccd5:0xab9aa4f4d0da911c!2m2!1d-2.221575!2d52.193636!3e0
  15. And most boats will also have the angled type of fixed plug mounted upside down (angled downwards) which allows rain water into the trailing socket. The fixed plug should be fitted with the hinged lid uppermost so that the shroud on the trailing socket is outside the fixed plug when inserted. I'm surprised that the BSS inspectors don't spot this as it's a safety issue.
  16. I've been told on good authority that he's also been banned from the Caravan Talk Forum.
  17. Welcome back Mike.
  18. Is the boat just casually moored to the towpath or is it an official mooring site ?
  19. Flyboy

    Glandular problem

    You won't see grease going down a Nylon tube, all you will see is the grease in the tube.
  20. Pearsons Canal Companion Cheshire ring covers your intended route. Each page on Pearsons gives you the time taken, distance & no. of locks so are handy to work out your daily timings. https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/michael-pearson/pearson-s-canal-companion-cheshire-ring-south-pennine-ring-10th-edition-pearson/GOR006238642?keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjwvbLkBRBbEiwAChbckU9JyW4Frin0q7Mjg3ZWjji2s_vNDcJ-7M2MOqcR2D-k9kXtKP5tChoCdhoQAvD_BwE
  21. Flyboy

    Glandular problem

    Plenty of 1/8th BSP to 8mm pipe (5/16") on Ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metric-Compression-Fittings-Male-Studs-Bspt-from-4mm-to-15mm-for-Fuel-Etc/121189650007?hash=item1c37774e57:m:musu2NyMolMRePFYMc28Q9w
  22. I suggest you undo the 4 bolts, lift up the housing. Lever out the plastic bearing and slide up the shaft. De rust the shaft with emery cloth and re assemble. If the plastic bearing is in poor condition they are available from Midland chandlers.
  23. Nigel Carton of this parish comes well recommended. 07989388109
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