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  • Birthday 11/05/1954

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  1. Interesting. I was only thinking in general terms because it seemed a good idea. I know they're not cheap and there'd be tech issues surrounding it.
  2. Thanks to everybody replying on this. I've got a couple of interesting options to look at now so I have somewhere to go. Thanks again.
  3. I'll give them a look. Sounds like I could make that work. And I'll give whale a ring although they replaced the first one as 'broken' so I'm not confident. Cheers.
  4. Just a little incidental here. Has anyone else, as I have, been thinking about L ion batteries as used in electric/hybrid cars? Dry cells, you can part charge, and you can discharge really deeply without damaging. At least that's what it seems to me. Any thoughts?
  5. Thanks. That appears to be what we've got from shureflo and whale. Shurflo, the casing leaked and then the motor refused to cut out, and both whales the motor became intermittent (refusing to start) before finally giving out entirely. Very disappointing. It seems as if they're just shabby. I sure wouldn't expect, say, a central heating pump to fail even in ten years. Tbh I wouldn't mind paying more for something better made.
  6. Hi folks. Not been here for a while but I'm struggling yet again with fresh water pumps. Our third in less than seven years is on its way out. I've tried shureflo and whale neither lasts more than a couple of years. Can anybody recommend one that will. I'm a liveaboard so obviously they get reasonably heavy use but even so, they just don't seem up to the job. Any help would be good. Cheers
  7. Anyone know where I can get wheels and transmission fitted? And when are they going to tarmac the canal bed? cheers. nigel
  8. Sorry, just found it. thanks in advance but all sorted now. Hey folks. I just found out that I dont have a phone number for Julie on Lactodorum the coal boat that runs up the G.U from Stoke Bruerne. Can anybody help me here? If you can could you p.m. me with the number? cheers v much nigel edit to apologise for my stupiditude
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  12. Something to consider. You can sometimes (more often than you might expect) you can visit an apparently small and local supplier but it is actually a subsidiary company of a large builders merchant. Won't say who but their name rhymes with mavis jerkins. So be careful, find out who the real owner is. And re bead and butt moulding, I agree, it really does look good. only an opinion of course, feel free to disagree. Best of luck with your search. cheers nigel
  13. hi folks. I have heard from a couple of different people this summer that the Narrowboat is pricey. one showed me the menu, interesting but a touch steep. I will, however, second the Red Lion at Kislingbury - went in for first time in years last autumn and pretty impressed. cheers. by gad sir but it's windy! nigel
  14. nearby Greek restaurant? I believe there has been talk over the years of creating a link through to Warwick, I wonder if anything will ever come of it. cheers nigel
  15. spot on there. a long expedition by boat. it can be the best ever. learning about your boat and a journey to be proud of too. enjoy, your first trip will never happen again. cheers nigel
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