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  1. Well I suppose there is no harm in trying. Unless its way overpriced or a complete dog most sellers know another buyer will be along in about ten minutes ๐Ÿ˜€- most of the price reductions Ive seen have been a result of something shown up on a survey.
  2. I dont think its really much different to how its ever been as such. What has changed though is the proportions-there is an incredible amount of first time liveaboard and inexperienced owners at the moment - presumably that means either there are proportionally less established owners left or more boats that were never used and had no maintenance are now in circulation.
  3. Thats one area where you have to give MLC some credit for though-they do a fair bit of weed cutting and clearing so would think anything off the bank is considered fairly insignificant.
  4. Well I dont know about the OPs engine but I got called out to a Sabb once that would start OK,tickover and then die as fast as you could get it into gear. After much head scratching and checking I found a tap in the return line (?!) which the owner had managed to shut without realising. So for at least single cylinder Sabbs, thats what happens..
  5. It is indeed- and thats my point. Things on boats get done strangely sometimes-who knows why bar the person who done it. Engine and drive train in Marks boat says it all !!! (Presumed its out now-he was about to remove it when I briefly stopped there last)
  6. That suprises me as I thought your boat was a newish boat and as such would have the takeoffs from the top. (I know your next door neighbour btw if I have yours as the right boat ) My thinking behind this was just wondering if the engine had been plumbed into say a feed for a gravity feed boiler with a standpipe that stopped it emptying the fuel tank. Unlikely I know but have found stranger.. All the bottom feeds Ive ever come across tend to be on much older boats.
  7. Just spotted you on Facebook...(well Im guessing it was you as I have no idea what you look like) https://fb.watch/dT32-45MEM/
  8. How comes the feeds at the base of the tank? Is there none from the top?
  9. Maybe. I'll admit Im a sucker for taking things at face value๐Ÿ˜€ I think alot of us old gits forget how exciting it is getting your first boat and planning what you want to do etc. Maybe a little illogical sometimes but then buying a boat often is too ๐Ÿ˜€
  10. Perhaps the OP is just planning ahead and trying to get some idea of cost for some sign writing or more probable vinyl. In which case the max size will suit as it should give the max cost..
  11. I got one and I have no CRT licence although I am registered, do make loads of online bookings and have bought the occasional visitors licence if needed. I have also sent several positive emails when I have come across CRT chaps (esses) who have gone beyond the call of duty and helped me out. So could be something in your statement..
  12. Ive only been using bio for the last year and have to say way better as I often dont empty for a while. Currently on Watermelon and Passion fruit I believe ๐Ÿ˜€ My loo is just basic Porta Potti which I also add bio to the top tank and the seal and blade has never been so clean and definetley no sign of rot.
  13. If it makes you feel any better I had the same happen to me with your neighbours loo the other day. Least yours was your own ๐Ÿ˜€
  14. Love to -if thats the way you have to do it I would really enjoy the chance to have a play on that section with something a bit wider. And as it happens Im fully insured too ๐Ÿ˜€
  15. Thats even more annoying when there are some workboats (or was a couple of weeks ago) just round the corner to you.
  16. @Feeby100 If you are stuck for Gas Safe geezer you could try Dan Bullen. Highly regarded and knows his stuff.
  17. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ To be fair I dont think anyone wants to meet anyone there ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  18. I was thinking that ๐Ÿ˜€ mind you is a few that size moored there. It will fit though as I know of one Duchy that went that way and beyond before getting wedged in St Ives and having leeboards removed. To the OP- if you go that way , I would love to come along ...
  19. Speak to Tuckeys who will sort it all out for you -probably be able to crane in at Popes Corner or if you just got transport and need a lift off the lorry speak to the good folk at Earith.
  20. Considering Dunchurch have a shiny new and very expensive lift , I think that is quite generous. Always found them to be very friendly and helpful there. 10/10.
  21. Something I havent needed as yet so never got round to making but thought of something like one of those umbrella holders but with a ring/small tube attached to the side and not the top. Your drier pole would just slide through and sit on the rear deck though would need a strap to hold it in place at the bottom to stop it sliding about on a windy day.
  22. I went through at the end of April. I booked passage for Standedge for the 27th on the 19th and only had two empty pounds from one end to the other-one was refilled by the time I got there and the other was before 1E and I ended going through there a day early. Must be the most amount of luck Ive ever had..
  23. I thought Nauticalia might have something but dont- though funnily enough MCs had this.. https://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/electrical/lighting/gimbal-lights
  24. Plenty of horns sounding at Crick show today ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚
  25. They (and still do) used a cotton canvas which once soaked in many layers of paint made a waterproof skin to keep the water out. It doesnt really flex that much and once dried will be fairly brittle -unlike your canopy hopefully.
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