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Bobbybass

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Bobbybass last won the day on March 20 2014

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About Bobbybass

  • Birthday 07/17/1956

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Seaford, East Sussex.
  • Interests
    Boeing 737 flying, Canals. Sunshine, Warmth, Cats, Wildlife ,Boats, Suzi Perry, Spanners,Pretty ladies, Warm fuzzy feelings you get from brandy !!..warm fuzzy feelings you get from brandy when thinking about Suzi Perry...

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  • Occupation
    Retired dosser
  • Boat Name
    Miss T Morning
  • Boat Location
    Newbery

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  1. That's what I was told. So if it rattles...it's overheating. An easyJet plane had a near miss with one during approach to Gatwick.
  2. Some years back..I took this up with the manufacturers. They told me that it is designed to do that. If it gets too hot and risks damage, it lifts the base slightly to cut down the heat. If yours is at high speed , maybe that was the problem.
  3. Thanks... I have a rubber seal around the hatch...
  4. Hi all. I need to line my water tank. I scraped the rust last year and used a Thomson potable 'bitumen type ' coating which said it went direct to metal, but its getting rusty again. I did a thorough job (as much as I could ) , drying it out and Hoovering the dust out. The dust had absorbed any left over moisture as well. I have looked at various rust treatments, but they say..."Not for potable tanks " so I didn't stabilise the rust I 'think' I need to line it, but how do I go about that ?. Its a sort of 'cheese shaped' space that is the entire bow of the boat, so who would make this up and how do I fit it ? Thanks. !
  5. Thanks. My rope...was of recent installation...but a good tip for people with who don't change it much.
  6. Hi all. Maybe this us already known...but here it is anyway. In the past I've spent ages using old screwdriver etc..to remove the solidified glue from the groove. Today I had the door on the bench...and had already scraped some out..but there was a lot if solidified stuff in the groove that was like concrete. I had my cordless drill on the bench with a 6mm drill bit in it. In desperation...I put the drill bit into the groove at a low angle and ran the drill. I did not have it in a position where the actual but could drill anything. Wow !!... I ran the bit along the groove and it cleaned it out and broke off all the old scale and hardened cement in about a minute !. It was amazing and there was no danger of it actually drill or cutting into the groove. It was great ! I had to share it !.
  7. A nice narrow one to keep the widebeams out.....?
  8. Too bloody right.! Measure the boat in chains and cubits like the rest of us !!…..?
  9. Just a note......if you (like me)…..rinse ...turn off the shower...soap up....then on with the shower...thus saving water... You can buy a shower head with a 'pause' button...to save winding the main shower on and off...costs about £7
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  11. My boat is on the K&A in Newbury. Did the run to Bristol this year...and then a month later, through Reading and Thames to Letchlade. My previous boat was stationed in the Midlands and I must say that the K&A locks seem a lot slower and leak a bit more making them difficult to open. There are one or two swing bridges that take a lot of heaving. Anticipate slow progress. There are a couple of the preserved 'skeleton locks' with earth sides which are interesting ..but very slow. There are also HUGE locks that take ages to fill. You need to check the status of the Caen Hill flight as water supply can sometimes mean travel restrictions. The Crofton pump was causing restricted opening this year, but I think that is now solved. Mooring on this canal is less readily available as much of the bank is shallow or covered by reeds. If you want a popular spot near a pub then we found that in June we needed to be moored up by about 3pm. That applied to towns like Hungerford and Bradford on Avon. You can find places on the bank but (as has been said) you may need to clamber down a gang plank. Don't expect any of the CART pump out stations to work. We didn't find any that did. That being said, the canal offers some wonderful scenery and countryside. Bath is such a wonderful place to explore and you can take your boat right into the weir below the town...an adventure. Bristol is a great place to stay but you need to pay for a navigation license and don't expect much sleep. The moorings are in the city centre; one site being opposite the Wetherspoons etc and noisy and the other being a bit short in length. My boat is 42 feet so was just about practical for that. It faces out to the S.S.Great Britain and is in a little circle of cafes. We stayed two nights and had no 'agro' from the cafes, but people chuck out of there on a nice evening and sit chatting at the end of your boat for hours. Being in the centre of Bristol it is a great place to moor and sight see. It's a good thing to leave earlier in the day and do a trip around the harbour. You can do this later but there are large fast moving trip boats. All in all I'd say...go and do it...but if you run out of time you can always see the great countryside....explore Bath...and then turn there.
  12. No... I've never normally paid...?.... Is this a new 'thing' ?
  13. Sad..but isn't this a canal boat forum ?
  14. I have a home phone line for internet. I don't even know the phone number...so if it rings I don't answer it as I know it's a scam. I only have a phone on it in case my mobile signal is down and we have an emergency.
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