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Mike at Mayroyd

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  1. Thank you all for your excellent and pertinent advice. Yes, its an A217 type and I'll check the size of the cable from the alternator
  2. Thank you. Pulley on new alternator is smaller
  3. I have a BMC 1500 Tempest. I have replaced the original 35 amp alternator with a 55 amp one and have run out of adjustment for the drive belt and will buy a shorter one. The one that is fitted has teeth, is this usual? The pulleys are a smooth V profile
  4. The external part of the heater exhaust for my Rinnai 58E is 24 inches. The manual says nothing about flue length. Can I replace it with a 12 inch cowl which I've seen in the chandlers? Thanks in advance for your advice.
  5. Happy to help
  6. I want to use this as a cover for the engine hole on my cruiser stern narrowboat I have previously used exterior grade 18mm ply. Although I have seen hexagrip used for engine covers and for seating and steps the manufactures don't recommend it for external use. Have you used it and have you found it to be weatherproof? Thanks in advance
  7. I'm happy to volunteer
  8. In the topic "Piper narrowboat ramming a lock gate" mayalid made the very good comment that there are reasonable ways to get a level. As a newcomer I would welcome advice on how people have dealt with this problem.
  9. I am replacing my Rule "sump pump in a leaky lunch box" with a whale gulper. The power cables are difficult to access so I'm looking for a switch that can be operated with a wet hand or foot rather than a ceiling cord pull type. What have you used or can recommend?
  10. Tony Brooks in post #29 referred to a "hidden oil strainer and jet" on BMC engines. Whereabouts on the engine is it?
  11. I'm on the Rochdale. Mike Boulton of Blue Star Surveys http://www.bluestarsurveys.co.uk/ was recommended by neighbours and did mine last April.
  12. Start from where you are... How do you live now and how much does it cost? Make a detailed list of what is essential for you and your child and what's nice to have. Accept it's a process that will take time... You will need to change habits and learn skills. Accept that this won't happen overnight Share your time and resources... Buy in bulk with like minded friends. Swap skills. Check that you are enjoying it... And how will you develop this over the next several years?
  13. My home is a 40ft narrowboat and I'm looking for a comfortable chair. It seems like almost everyone uses those recliner swivel armchairs. I guess that they are the best solution. Anyone with recommendations for alternatives?
  14. That's a "grate" idea. I'll try that, thank you
  15. Same stove, same sized boat and same problem. I use firelighters and kindling to start. When roaring add a large amount of smokeless all at once. This always works but a couple of hours later it's too hot. Anybody with any experience of adding firebricks to reduce the volume of the grate - would that work?