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i have taken this from my introduction thread 

the good things

1 the good things it has working lights a

2 cooker sink 

3 a toilet porta potty :(

4 a radio that work so i can listen to radio 2

5 it has a fairly dry bilge only water is rain water 

bad things

a lot of the internal  wood is rotten 

2 theirs a rather badly made units it had a

3 wood burner it bean riped out and the aria is a mess it will have a diesel heater fitted  

4 the toilet what can i say it has to go and rebuild or re working at least

the name isis it has to go 

ok prioritys  

1 sort out the beds in the bow sharp end and line with plywood :rofl: two days work

2 side windows in wheel house 

3 sort out the wheel house it not built very well but will have to live with it tunge and grove boarding  stane and varnish for day's work

4 find a ships well

5 Morse control for outboard mercury 9.8 two stroke 

6 fit out the galley with  doors  and drawers

7 make setting eating aria where the wood burner was 

8 make soft furnishing for all seating beads 

and all this in about 4 weeks starting from next Saturday  on a very low budget most stuff will be sourced from skip finds and salvaged second hand begged borrowed or acquired adapted or modified 

i will use treated hard wood where i can and treat all wood i get i will treat

So any one who knows of somewhere i can get boat parts from pleas let me know

I got a outboard for it today Mercury 9.8 two stroke long shaft if any one is passing Bodmin  and want's to drop it off in goole let me know:rofl:

any way board you enough   

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the beds had no boards this is temporary till i sort it in the winter proper 

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the mattresses will be reupholstered by my good laddy 

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will become a setting aria

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previous owners attempt at a galley very bad i would say in fact that being kind 

It's going to be a long way from perfect this year but we just want to get a bit of use out of her and in the winter i will be ripping in to her and sorting it all out

bill

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Good luck with it all, fun times ahead ;):) 

 

What boat parts are you needing ?

 

I notice one thing not on your list, but a good idea is to check windows, deck fittings etc etc are all good and sealed.  reseal if unsure as once fitted out it may not be possible. 

 

Captain Faffer :) 

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20 hours ago, W+T said:

Good luck with it all, fun times ahead ;):) 

 

What boat parts are you needing ?

 

I notice one thing not on your list, but a good idea is to check windows, deck fittings etc etc are all good and sealed.  reseal if unsure as once fitted out it may not be possible. 

 

Captain Faffer :) 

will have a look there's  one window that need's a leek fixed 

cheers bill

 

20 hours ago, W+T said:

What boat parts are you needing ?

i am needing a helm and out board controls

cheers bill 

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ok where do i get the key for the bridges lock's and toilets is it sumthing i have to apply for or should it have come when i payed my CRT fees licance

bill

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7 minutes ago, wildbill said:

ok where do i get the key for the bridges lock's and toilets is it sumthing i have to apply for or should it have come when i payed my CRT fees licance

bill

You can buy them from most chandlerys.

They are available on ebay as well but the quality can be a bit 'iffy' - some work and some don't.

 

Known as "Waterways key" or "BW Key"

 

Buy 5 or 6 to make up for the ones you drop overboard, leave in a bridge or lend to someone.

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15 hours ago, wildbill said:

ok where do i get the key for the bridges lock's and toilets is it sumthing i have to apply for or should it have come when i payed my CRT fees licance

bill

 

As Alan says buy them at a chandlers. You can also get them from eBay but some of those dont fit all locks.

 

Depending on where you cruise you may need a "handcuff" key to work locks ptime to vandalism. Also available from Chandlers.

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On 05/07/2020 at 11:48, wildbill said:

will have a look there's  one window that need's a leek fixed 

cheers bill

 

i am needing a helm and out board controls

cheers bill 

You can get them in a variety of places from marine suppliers, ebay to classifieds.  

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https://shop.canalrivertrust.org.uk/  Canal & River Trust Key £7

 

or

 

https://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/products/bwb-sanitary-keys-ag-023  £5.90

 

 

DO NOT buy from eBay, i bought one in the past and so far it has worked in one out of about ten locks tried, the key is just too thick for most of the CRT locks.

I ended up buying two or three direct from CRT so i know they'll work and the cash has gone direct to where it matters*

 

*board meeting biscuits and director's new car

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8 hours ago, Hudds Lad said:

https://shop.canalrivertrust.org.uk/  Canal & River Trust Key £7

 

or

 

https://www.midlandchandlers.co.uk/products/bwb-sanitary-keys-ag-023  £5.90

 

 

DO NOT buy from eBay, i bought one in the past and so far it has worked in one out of about ten locks tried, the key is just too thick for most of the CRT locks.

I ended up buying two or three direct from CRT so i know they'll work and the cash has gone direct to where it matters*

 

*board meeting biscuits and director's new car

getting them from the CRT that's what i will do thanks then it's going to them and can go back in to the system

bill 

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Sink and sum setting sorted out I think another week will se the back broken of the worst of the work the big bested RSM is working on soft furnishings and colour scheme 

Bill

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done a bit today put the front on the cupboards will be taking them of to router a bead round the edge and tidy them up 

bill

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I have to work tomorrow on sorting out the lining carpet spray glue in a confined space even with the windows open it gives you a bit of a buzz ;)

bill

 

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Good luck and more power to your elbow. I'm stuck overseas and away from my boat so the only buzz I get at the moment is reading others projects.

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OK i will have a 9.8 mariner outboard on Monday can i fit a rectifier to it to charge the battery's or is that not possibility on the older engines?

bill  

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On 05/07/2020 at 17:41, Alan de Enfield said:

You can buy them from most chandlerys.

They are available on ebay as well but the quality can be a bit 'iffy' - some work and some don't.

 

Known as "Waterways key" or "BW Key"

 

Buy 5 or 6 to make up for the ones you drop overboard, leave in a bridge or lend to someone.

You need two, cost £6.99/£6.50 each, attach to a float with mobile number, always carry one on your person.

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