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You are absolutely right. Much easier than teaching everyone else what I mean biggrin.png

 

Got a call from mechanic advised to go back into town, but that would mean those swing bridges again sad.png

Said there is no rush come over when you can as he doesn't have the part, he will call back

 

 

I'm intrigued as to how he knows what part to get, without coming first to have a look.

 

Unless you are explaining things to him a whole lot more accurately than you are to us...

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You are a kind man, I wish you success in sorting this thingy problem out for her, and maybe you can teach her a few words about some of the important names of thingies on- and around her engine, just in case she has some other questions later, when you are not her next door neighbour anymore.

 

Travelling together with her until the winter (or longer) would be even better for her peace of mind wink.png

 

Peter.

My husband used a dymo to put the names of thingies in 'man speak' so that we could communicate more easily

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Although I love watching Mr Nightwatch getting inside my engine bits (he looks good in Lycra ) I couldn't and won't get him to have a look. He should be with his wife and making sure her every needs are met ( tea won't make itself )

Every time Nighwatch comes to my boat he brakes the flakey bits of rust! Loosing tens of penny's off its value ;)

Firstly, I DONT WEAR LYCRA!! I would look horrendous in anything tighter than a baggy pair of shorts.

 

Flakey bits of scabby paint needs to come off. There's so many!!!

 

I am more than happy to come along and have a feel around. (You started the innuendos.)

 

Let me know. Have you passed Nightwatch? There's no scratches.

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I'm intrigued as to how he knows what part to get, without coming first to have a look.

 

Unless you are explaining things to him a whole lot more accurately than you are to us...

You mean saying the handle came all the way out so I had to turn it off at the mains? Call centre knew what I meant and so did the chap. Think you haven't reached 7th level 'Speak like a normal person' ;)

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Reading this thread I have just booked myself a Diesel engine course biggrin.png I'd be the same when it comes to engine trouble.

 

A wise decision and a useful investment if you're not familiar with diesel engines, it will help you to be more independent too.

 

Peter.

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Firstly, I DONT WEAR LYCRA!! I would look horrendous in anything tighter than a baggy pair of shorts.

Flakey bits of scabby paint needs to come off. There's so many!!!

I am more than happy to come along and have a feel around. (You started the innuendos.)

Let me know. Have you passed Nightwatch? There's no scratches.

Passed Nightwatch and blew a raspberry at it :( . I'm fine, chap will call back most likely tomorrow. Now get back to massaging your

Wife's feet and cooking dinner :)

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Are you heading back to Birmingham from skipton?

 

That's a fair old few miles, fingers crossed nothing else breaks on the way.

 

It would be good if she can get hold of some spare thingies for the trip, as you never know when you may need one again, and they are hard to get in the middle of nowhere, or even further.

 

Peter.

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Mechanic said he will call back.

Morrisons is close, but I have to wait to find out if I will get help today.

Can't upload pics as I don't know how to do it on a phone.

 

(Can't beleave no one knows what a thingy is!)

 

Captain dirty girl

 

Maybe you could use something like Instagram to upload a phone photo?

 

Then post a link on here to your Instagram page, so people can see the photo and know which thingy you mean.

 

Edit forgot link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android&hl=en_GB

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I need to get my plumbing fixed. Apparently the blue thing rolling around in the wardrobe is the acumalator that has been removed and the electric pump can't give enough water pressure to keep the water flowing. My shower screams after three minutes and I can't use my stove till it's been disconnected from the radiators. My hot water tap is plumbed into the cold water tap.

 

So this is all the forums fault and nothing to do with me, I'm glad you are all taking responsibility for my actions :)

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Maybe you could use something like Instagram to upload a phone photo?

 

Then post a link on here to your Instagram page, so people can see the photo and know which thingy you mean.

 

Edit forgot link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android&hl=en_GB

 

Because I don't know how to upload pictures on my phone, I use the easy (for me) solution that I wrote earlier, I just do it by sending an email to myself with the phone, and then I open the mail with the laptop, upload the photos and join them to the message on the forum, which has worked painfree sofar.

 

For clever people like yourself and many others, of course they can do it directly with their phone, I may learn how to do that too one day (I hope)

 

Peter.

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Because I don't know how to upload pictures on my phone, I use the easy (for me) solution that I wrote earlier, I just do it by sending an email to myself with the phone, and then I open the mail with the laptop, upload the photos and join them to the message on the forum, which has worked painfree sofar.

 

For clever people like yourself and many others, of course they can do it directly with their phone, I may learn how to do that too one day (I hope)

 

Peter.

 

Not me guv! I've heard of Instagram but never used it.

 

I only suggested it because I have no idea if there is a laptop/pc with internet access on the boat. It's supposed to have 500m users so presumably it's easy to use.

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Not me guv! I've heard of Instagram but never used it.

 

I only suggested it because I have no idea if there is a laptop/pc with internet access on the boat. It's supposed to have 500m users so presumably it's easy to use.

 

Still, even without having used it yourself, you were already at least one step further then I was, as I'd never heard of instagram.

 

That they have 500m users doesn't automaticly mean that it's easy to use, all these users could be just very clever people, my own brains (or what's left of them) are getting slower by the day, but they'll have to do as their warranty expired many years ago.

 

About a laptop onboard on Max's boat, there could be one but she has to have the power to be able to use that too, with an inverter or a DC-transformer, which will be another thingy somewhere between bow and stern Inside her boat.

 

Peter.

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I need to get my plumbing fixed. Apparently the blue thing rolling around in the wardrobe is the acumalator that has been removed and the electric pump can't give enough water pressure to keep the water flowing. My shower screams after three minutes and I can't use my stove till it's been disconnected from the radiators. My hot water tap is plumbed into the cold water tap.

 

So this is all the forums fault and nothing to do with me, I'm glad you are all taking responsibility for my actions smile.png

 

Remember - I did suggest that you spend a month (or so) in a marina, surrounded by engineers, chandlery and 'boaty pals' so you can find out what each 'thingy' does, mend or replace the thingies as required, learn how to operate the thingies and install all of the loose thingies back where they should be.

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Remember - I did suggest that you spend a month (or so) in a marina, surrounded by engineers, chandlery and 'boaty pals' so you can find out what each 'thingy' does, mend or replace the thingies as required, learn how to operate the thingies and install all of the loose thingies back where they should be.

 

Please for your own sake, don't remind her of all the good advise you gave her, and that she completely ignored, as you'll end up with the nasties she's sending you e.a. " Me Enfield Your belly button is getting filled with spam tonight Grrrr, and she may even try to find someone to put a lemon wedge in your belly button.

 

Don't say that I didn't warn you.

 

Peter.

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Remember - I did suggest that you spend a month (or so) in a marina, surrounded by engineers, chandlery and 'boaty pals' so you can find out what each 'thingy' does, mend or replace the thingies as required, learn how to operate the thingies and install all of the loose thingies back where they should be.

Remember - I did suggest that you spend a month (or so) in a marina, surrounded by engineers, chandlery and 'boaty pals' so you can find out what each 'thingy' does, mend or replace the thingies as required, learn how to operate the thingies and install all of the loose thingies back where they should be.

Remember - I did suggest that you spend a month (or so) in a marina, surrounded by engineers, chandlery and 'boaty pals' so you can find out what each 'thingy' does, mend or replace the thingies as required, learn how to operate the thingies and install all of the loose thingies back where they should be.

Remember - I did suggest that you spend a month (or so) in a marina, surrounded by engineers, chandlery and 'boaty pals' so you can find out what each 'thingy' does, mend or replace the thingies as required, learn how to operate the thingies and install all of the loose thingies back where they should be.

And I ignored everything you said and ended up moored on the outside of town with a lot of bits and bobs that need fiddling, replacing and poking.

Still not taking responsibility for being a total numpty and ignoring good advice because I was to impatient.....(forums fault)

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It's all a learning curve, by the time you hit home you will (should) know every bit, broken or working of your boat, you will be able to reverse back though a set of locks, moor up correctly, learn when the water tank is getting low, learn when the poo tank is getting full...

 

Enjoy the time as it only happens once!

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