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  1. I think when you are dealing on the phone with the same person who is doing the job this can cause a bit of frustration. The best service I have ever received was from Aqueduct Marina, their staff have great customer service skills, especially Jane. Made every job a pleasant experience.
  2. Thanks for the information. I'm considering the Rylards option at the moment. Think it's worth paying the extra. If it doesn't work out will definitely look into a replacement plastic tank.
  3. Hi, I'm sure you will have a great time no matter what! That's the beauty of it. We have planned journeys before and it's amazing how you can clock up the miles. We also amble along and that too is a brilliant way to travel. I do think it will be extra busy out there in June though so we are playing it by ear this year. We will settle for just getting on our boat. Seriously thinking of cruising all year too!
  4. Thanks everyone. As soon as this lockdown is over it will be one of the first jobs I tackle. Roll on the spring. Missin' my boat!
  5. Thanks for the useful info. I would like to avoid going down the bitumen route. We emptied the tank just before christmas, cleaned it out ready to tackle in the spring. Last time , we had a marina sort it but the paint only lasted a year. If you have any paint recommendations that would be suitable please post them, thanks all.
  6. Anyone have the answer as to which is the best product to use on our water tank after preparing the surface? Neutrarust 661, Fertan and Vactan have been suggested but I would love to hear of any tried and tested ( and successful) projects. Many thanks
  7. I think you now have to move forward and not dwell on things. 'Plenty more boats in the sea etc'. You have alot more inside information gained from the advice given and that will help if you decide to continue your search. I really hope you do. There are a number of things I would have different on my boat but it's a life I wouldn't change. Think of this as the end of page 1.
  8. Take a breath! We had the same dilemma a few years ago. Our surveyor advised that if nothing untoward showed up on the survey then not to worry. As others have said as long as you keep an eye on everything and keep on top of all the jobs required just try to enjoy it but if it really feels wrong for you then if you can withdraw from the sale. You normally get this feeling after the sale! Only joking. The boat looks very nice and cosy though, I wish you well.
  9. Thanks everyone for so much info. There's alot to think about. Our water is currently stored in the front part of the boat. We had it cleaned and repainted last year and now it needs doing again! We do have space under the floor of the cratch area & a neighbour suggested a tek tank (unsure of spelling). I guess they've all got pro's & cons especially the fact that the bladders can snag on the sides. Thanks again.
  10. Hi Everyone We're thinking of getting a quote for either a plastic tank or a water bladder for our fresh water. If anyone has any advice on the subject please reply. Many thanks
  11. Hi Our BSC is up for renewal & we are currently on the Caldon Canal. Can anyone suggest a surveyor for the Stoke area that they have some dealings with, Good ones I hope? Thanks
  12. Can anyone suggest a good mobile engineer that could come & advise us of a problem we might have with our stern tube? We are in the Burton On Trent area. Many thanks Sue
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  14. When I got the boat It struck me that I had taken on something huge! but when I`m out with her my stresses fade away & I`m lost in the inner peace that I feel. How lucky are we to expererience this!! Sue Does anyone feel the same?
  15. I obviously have given the impression of whatever happens - happens! This is not the case. I will endeavour to avoid ANY sort of contact and merely wanted advice. Sue
  16. Thanks everyone. Will keep everything crossed as I hope to `venture out` this weekend. Will take `on board` all of your advice. Using the ropes I think will be the key. They do say it`s a contact sport don`t they. One way to introduce myself to the neighbours I suppose. Sue
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  18. That was my plan originally but was concerned that I would have complaints from `neighbours` as the jetties are not quite 40ft, my boat is! I think it worked by chance only but had asked one of the marina chaps to help (this advice was suggested from one of my neighbours) got a very strange response so decided to have a go alone, doing that alot lately!
  19. You have hit the nail......... I did have to turn her last week so she was nose first but it was driving me crazy, in the end I used the centre line and then had some help with the stern line. Want to take her out at the weekend but feel that I am now at the mercy of the weather. Thanks for your help! Sue
  20. Many thanks to you all - I guess it really helps just knowing that it`s not that easy for the professionals either. Looking a pratt is something I`m getting used to, although (forgive me ladies!) I think it is expected as the norm for us females not to quite get things right. I will continue to `have a go` or how else am I going to get it right! Sue
  21. Has anyone advice/tips to a fairly new boatee that is having trouble reversing her boat into the marina moorings! Can just about get there on a calm day but due to the viscious side wind just outside of the mooring it is near enough impossible to even attempt. Has to be reversed due to the lovely view from the lived in part of the boat (bow). Any advice greatfully received. Sue
  22. Can anyone recommend a `magic` paintbrush? I`m about to repaint the roof and have many types of fine brushes but they all seem to leave brush strokes. Grateful for any advice! Thanks, Sue
  23. Can anyone advise us on what size generator we need. Yes you`ve guessed it I`m a `newbe` & looking to buy one. It would probably only be used for a laptop, hairdryer & phone charger & if it would power the hair straighteners then that would be fine & dandy. Ta Sue
  24. It seems to be down to whether or not the fish are biting! If they are we need to get as far away from the fishermen as possible & if they are not they want us to stir the water up for them. The polite chaps let you know. Sue
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