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Narrowboat Communicator

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About Narrowboat Communicator

  • Birthday 16/02/83

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  1. Ah, but would these figures be for entire rust on the surface, and not the air spaces in between the flaking. So the original figure of 10mm of rust = 1mm of steel lost seems reasonable.
  2. Which is more severe than we thought! Blimey I'm off to paint my bilge :-)
  3. So would that make it more like 4mm flaking to 0.1mm of loss
  4. Hi I was wondering how much hull thickness you actually lose from what looks like a lot of internal rust/flaking inside the bilge? I have read some where that 1mm of flaking equates to 0.1mm of actual loss? Does this sound accurate? Or is there a better guide? Cheers
  5. The design is Grand Union Large Woolwich with 9" taken out of the middle so lessening the height to gunnel level and thus reducing her draught from 3'3" to 2'8", i"m sure it's under 7ft wide too
  6. That sounds lovely :-) I will check on the length and I think we'll go for it.
  7. Good morning all, I am thinking about having a two week cruise from kings bromley to somewhere up the Llangollen canal. Does any one know how far up the canal you can go in a 71ft boat? We are going in the first two weeks of September, and will be ending our cruise at norbury junction for Blacking :-) Is the canal a mostly countryside one or has it lots of villages pubs etc?? Thanks
  8. Good morning all, I am thinking about having a two week cruise from kings bromley to somewhere up the Llangollen canal. Does any one know how far up the canal you can go in a 70ft boat? We are going in the first two weeks of September, and will be ending our cruise at norbury junction for Blacking :-)
  9. The hole is in the stern tube not the hull :-) just incase anyone thought otherwise Did you have a foot if water throughout the boat or to the engine room baulkhead?
  10. Hi Just been to boat and had close look. It's not coming from threads!! It looks like a hole 10mm from threads on the bottom. It doesn't look like its worn like that, almost like a perfect circle! When I grease it, it comes out the side of this hole. There appears to be a filler smeared under the bottom? Perhaps a old repair?? I can't upload pictures on here to show you :-(
  11. The boat is coming out for blacking end of September, we are supposed to be going to Stratford fir a two week cruise. Do you think it'll be ok for that??
  12. Yes, it's where the tube comes through the boat. Not where the propshaft cones out if the stern gear.
  13. Hi My narrow boat has been leaking water from the stern gear by where it comes through the boat. The tube looks like its threaded through the hull and the drips are coming up the threads. I put about 20 or so turns of grease in there and it's totally stopped. My question is, is it through lack of greasing or lack of adjustment on my part? It was re packed 4 years ago and only covered 400 or so miles. I must add I've only recently adjusted it up a turn on each nut. I usually turn the grease a turn when I moor up. Am I doing things correctly or is something amiss?? Many thanks
  14. Cheers every one, I suspect that wire wasn't tight enough as it was intact at the bottom. I will lag top to bottom with a tuck at the top followed by a very tight wire! I had to chuck my bottoms away last week as they was covered in glass fibres! Looks like i will have to put some overalls on this time. :-) I changed silencer for new one, but I kind of cheated, luckily the old silencer was rotten enough to allow me to snap it from the coupling in roof, otherwise I would of had to remove wood from roof to allow me to unscrew the silencer. The broken bit of the exhaust unscrewed with ease. I cheated with new silencer as I brought a coupling for the roof that allows the silencer to sit 3 inches lower than before, that allowed me to screw new exhaust into place without replacing tongue and grove wood on the ceiling. If the silencers had top and bottom inlet and out-let's in the centre, all the myther would of been avoided. Ps I had her running with just pipe and it sounded lovely :-)
  15. Hi Just a quick question, I need to lag my new exhaust silencer. It is the type that goes straight up and out the roof. I have lagged my flexible exhaust to near perfection, but embarrassingly my lagging fell off my silencer after a week! I think I may have done some thing wrong. Do I start at the top or the bottom?? I think I may have started at the bottom and worked my way up. I did wire the end up but I was greeted with a pile of lagging the other morning. Funnily, when I told my other half, and to save embarrassment ( she knows how long it took me) I blamed our cats, saying they must have been using it as a scratching post again! All help appreciated Ps boat safety on Sunday :-(