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Everything posted by matty40s

  1. I think you are referring to an Eberspacher or Webasto(other models are available)......which, I agree with you. however, a diesel fuelled Lockgate/Kabola/Refleks are no different in cost (especially with diesel price dropping now), and only need a good clean once a month and they are very efficient and hot.
  2. 1. Not as far as I know, but if you are on facebook there are countless groups you can join, some quite good at that kind of thing. 2. red diesel is still available, and at your own declaration at present - although HMRC has had its wrists slapped by the EU and is maybe going to change it if we dont leave soon!! basically, the present system means you declare how much diesel is used for propulsion, and how much for living (heat/light/electricity generation etc)...propulsion is charged at full duty price - heating type is currently around 70-90p a litre. if you have a dedicated tank for a stove - this will be 100% domestic. 3. bowthrusters are fitted regardless of boat length - it is down to the commissioning owner - and there are no hard and fast rules.....many of us have up to 70 foot boats without, and dont struggle. If the boat is 60 foot exactly - you can probably squeeze through the whole system (a couple of locks you will have to reverse through). 4. if your asthma is serious - diesel stove may be better than solid fuel because of the dust. Gas is an expensive way to heat a boat in Winter yes. Spray foam is best. There are coal boats across the system which usually supply diesel and gas too - some do other things like pumpouts - but not all. 5 There are modern apps and software, but the canals dont change much. the books you used to use will probably still be fairly relevant although many named pubs may have changed/closed. 6. Toilets - pick and choose - empty cassettes several times a week, or pumpout once a month. Smelly(MR)l be along to tell you the cassette is the best thing on the planet - although his present boat is a pumpout. Composting - some say too much trouble - getting too in touch with your waste - however , seem to be getting more popular. Merchant is still around.
  3. I would make sure I was first out....
  4. ...and Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, etc etc...
  5. Apparently Foxton was packed yesterday, car parks open and full, picnickers, ice cream shop open along with gift shop at bottom. Just no boats moving.
  6. Makes a lovely frozen yoghurt.... https://www.sweetfrog.com/
  7. Absolutely non stop this weekend, at one point yesterday 8 boats came past nose to tail. Lots of inflatable canoes as well.
  8. Didnt matter, he wasnt wearing glasses
  9. Well I'm still here and still remember the abuse. Completely uncalled for and he was not carrying shopping. I dont attract attention for using locks incorrectly as I dont. This was quite a surprise when it happened. Let it rest, and seek help if you can't.
  10. Which is why I didnt recommend a scabbler in these temps. We so use a scabbler on bitumen.....but not above 20celsius...
  11. Abdication was never a good leadership model.
  12. Is your boat on a landline normally, if not, have you good solar?? Just asking as most CCTV systems require 240v power 24/7
  13. So you join this forum with a blue boat just to diss a painter without speaking to him or sending him a photo first...
  14. Ah yes, the "world leading testing and tracking system".....not only have they now lost the ability to give us the Actual number of people tested, the highly trained contact tracing teams are now letting its success methods out... https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/30/boris-johnsons-test-and-tracing-system-britain-lockdown
  15. ...and do you need to swing by Barnard Castle to make sure the battery monitors are working before setting off home...
  16. 5 litres would only do one side of my proper sized boat, probably enough for 2 coats of yours though...😀
  17. Scabblers will just stir up a sticky mess in this weather, the teeth will not enjoy it. White spirit and scrapers might be your best bet, and make sure you have plenty of hot water for regular showers.
  18. We noticed that one too, probably from Brize Norton....but no idea where going to.
  19. I'm always happy Tony.....live in a boat, work with boats,painting boats.....married to a boat... loving wife.
  20. Well Smudge formerly of this forum.went for a drive through KFC last week, and has been very poorly since, in fact, he hasnt had a beer since last Friday when he had the KFC. You do realise they have 3 months chicken in the fridge to get rid of dont you..
  21. For public toilets, that has been my lifes mantra..
  22. Giving HN a greeny is not something I would do lightly. However, my sister is a senior ICU nurse in Brum, and has been through hell since early February....she was the one trawling through the out of date PPE and finding useful stuff.......and trying to order more with little support, she was the one retraining people who had left the front line many years ago and had to get up to date as they had been drafted back from research or retirement. ...and then she joined the people getting blisters on their faces from wearing cheap or non fitting masks, doing 7 12+ hour days on the trot, switching to nights when the staff holes started to appear. Seeing patients arrive too far gone to save, because they had followed .GOV 111 advice to stay at home until they couldnt breathe, and then dying in A&E...yes the ventilators were never needed on the scale expected, as the Gov plan worked....protect the NHS......the people died at home...or on the way to hospital. So yes clap if you can.
  23. No, I am going to get angry now. Bude is an essential stop on any canal related journey, due to its historical status, therefore must be somewhere that I can test my boating eyes on before taking helm of my craft for a daily navigation to make sure that the engine doesn't seize up. The Exeter canal must be visited to see what happens to irresponsible boat owners... several decimated boats for essential maintenance reminders. The Northern reaches of the Lancaster are a necessary reminder of the way that Governments can destroy a beautiful navigation and communication link to Kendal, the end basin.. now a industrial yard is a warning what can happen when governments plough things though without opposition....visit it NOW...or the rest will disappear under Jenricks illegal housing plans...... 😁
  24. Sorry Dave, far too much experience of Liverpool/Collinwood ....they probably specify lots of things, but if they arent in place on launch, then why a certain brand in after sales.. I've no doubt they specify a well known brand name for blacking bow thruster tubes.....but when they don't even coat them prior to first launch, you are always playing catch up.
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