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bigcol last won the day on March 28 2013

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About bigcol

  • Birthday 07/06/1960

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    Milton Keynes
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    getting our boat to steer in a straight line.
    Now achieved!!! I'm going places now!!


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    Wildest dream
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    Grand union canal Bucks

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  1. Thankyou for your post, hopefully he has a early sale, and everything gos his way for 2020. col
  2. I agree, but who ever is selling the boat must be lonely, because surely a friend or himself would ask for help. maybe the seller can’t see the rubbish , if whoever lives on this boat, then for definite he or she needs some help.
  3. Just see this up for auction would this be a good buy,I appreciate the photos do not show the full potential. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/70-ft-Narrowboat-opend-by-kenn-Dodd-project-liveaboard/333450719645?hash=item4da336319d:g:kk0AAOSw-zxeAQ08 col
  4. Hi I have a question is there a minimum amount of crew needed on a boat could 1 person crew a 50ft narrow boat on his own? could 1 person crew a 60 ft Dutch sea crusiser could I person crew a 70ft Sea cruiser the above legally, or insurance wise. just a thought on the coast owning a 45 sea boat, could/ would you be legal On the south case on your own? col
  5. Thinking, Are there residential moorings on the Broads?, the broads are lovely, there are we’re some berths you could buy, free hold. but my wife loved it their, so be nice to know if their moorings there col
  6. Hi somone in the marina has had his wooden broads boat out on the hard as he lost drive. when boat came out, this part slightly different but does the same job. He wants to replace the part. but what’s it called please,like to help out the guy. It’s the part that attaches to Hull,and keeps the shaft true
  7. Hi it’s a 24v system and monitor. the monitor does not display anything, it’s dead col
  8. Hi all, its me again this is embarrassing, but I’ve now bought 4 new battery’s the same, old 2 are now with the bow thruster installed all 4 new ones exactly like before since Ive done this my battery Bm1 monitor does not work? is there a simple way to test the monitor?? its wired up exactly the same! Checked fuse? col
  9. bigcol

    Stove fan

    Aldi’s. Stove fan £15.99
  10. Many thanks all feel better col
  11. It seems that now the Beta engine is installed and running. the prop L/R hand, is opposite to the 260 gear box. beta have confirm that the forward and reverse can be switched round just by changing the linkage on the control lever. the above seems strange to me, cheaper that changing the prop, or gear box lol any tech information would be gratefully received. thankyou in advance col
  12. bigcol

    Boat rage

    I’ve always been the last one to know anything. canal boating is not about getting their fast, not thinking of others. but enjoy the slow stroll through life, playing with things I know nothing about, and smiling knowing I have friends who together in the forum, who makes it all better. i haven’t attacked the bow thruster yet! i know I started the charging cable once, but reading posts since, and now I haven’t a clue again life is grand, I do wonder why the hospitals sent me for a head MRI, because they won’t find sod all!!!
  13. bigcol

    Boat rage

    Who’s seen this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ldoVS0idTBw&feature=youtu.be#
  14. Just to let fellow posters now. ive now managed to get a brand new x Southampton show a electric 160 bow thruster with a remote? And cable. soon this be fitted as the gearing is the same, ive just have to take of hydraulic head, and fit the electric one. which means I have a new never used hydraulic bowthruster 160 with all the extras in cladding the £500 joy stick lol you can take it off your self or can be posted very heavy will be on box and pallet it will be a bargain for someone offers???
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