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philjw

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  1. I had exactly the same email. It must be 10 years since the boat was in London but I expect to be dropping down to Brentford in the next couple of weeks. Maybe mine has been stolen too.
  2. Does the pump have a lever that opens the pipe when you want to change the oil? If so, is it in the closed position?
  3. What's the inside like? Same as the outside? Try polishing inside first where it won't show of it makes a mess.
  4. How do you raise the paddles?
  5. You'll be on the right track
  6. How about Dunstable & District Boat Club at Pitstone. I moored at Pitstone Wharf many years ago and I always liked the look of D&DBC. A quick look at their website suggests you would have a commitment to work parties as for Lions. http://ddbc.info/index.html#
  7. If it is plumbed so that the hot water and rads come on together, it might be possible to shut the valve on each rad just leaving the hot water feed active. This assumed a 2 pipe system.
  8. If none of the good advice you have been given above works, try bleeding the the calorifier coil that is connected to the boiler. Also make sure that the pump is actually turning.
  9. Is the calorifier one of the Surecal ones that has an adjuster to set the hot water temperature? If so,does altering the adjuster make any difference?
  10. The nearest station would be Long Buckby. You could walk the 2 miles to Whilton from there but Rugby is not far and would be a good place to rent a car and find accommodation.
  11. Tiller extensions come in more than one size so you will need to measure your existing pipe if you are going to add a wooden handle. The handles are split at the end which goes in the pipe and have a wedge to tighten the fit in the pipe. You would need to adjust this before pushing the handle in. I'd probably glue the handle in as the wedge is meant to be tightened after insertion and you won't be able to do this. Be aware of the extra length the handle would add. Make sure it does not hang outside the boat when dropping in a lock. Maybe cut a bit off the pipe the length of the new handle. You can of course use the tiller with no handle but it's less comfortable. You could also consider shortening the tiller to replace the pipe with the usual brass and wood. That would mean having a piece of bar inserted into the cut end.
  12. I've had them done by Calcutt using the existing fittings as WotEver said.
  13. Hi, There is probably a header tank for the engine and a separate one for the heating system. It is very unlikely that the hot water from the Boatman is passing through the same coil in the calorifier as the water from the engine. As Matty has said it is likely to be caused by air in the system. Try bleeding the radiators and if that doesn't fix it, work out which coil in the calorifier is connected to the Boatman and bleed any air if you can by loosening the connections until anti freeze/water comes through. You might need to do a similar bleeding of any connection in the system you can find. Most people do use automotive anti freeze in their heating systems. You will need to be careful which one you add, if you need to, since they are not all compatible with each other. Check the colour. If you need to top up, mix the antifreeze with water before you add it to the system. Phil
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