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matty40s

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  1. Both of which completely go against the original marketing and instructions for use.
  2. It is also tight going up with the single bottom gates.
  3. Thank goodness, the rest of me is too hot to run anywhere.
  4. If you stick an ecofan on the top of the upturned bucket the ice cubes will last twice as long.
  5. Sterile. Got about as much character as a characterless character from Boringville.
  6. My variant to this is emptying all the pork scratching bags into Aldis bin and buying another couple of (full) bags.
  7. My largest panel 240w was a freebie as the glass was completely shattered. It's been on top now for 3 winters and still works perfectly.
  8. There were half a dozen bin bags left by most bridges on the Walsall Canal on our BCN dredge a fee weeks ago, no sensible boaters use the Walsall other than the BCN cruises or challenge ...so you are saying certain boaters have stockpiled these????
  9. The big plus to having the Thames is having London at the end of it. London CANNOT be flooded so everything else on the river is designed to protect London. Taking the staff away who pull the wier boards upstream because you need to pay the Chuggers company at Braunston festival would be the kind of catastrophic mistake that CRT would be prone to make.
  10. But Bradley332 is either jealous, pi££ed off or just trolling with their first post on this eminent site asking the members to clarify such information regarding an unnamed site on an unnamed waterway managed by an unnamed waterway authority.
  11. I suggest you ask the relevant authority for the waterway where you have seen this happening. Different agreements are in place for the same authority, never mind different authorities. As a question back, why do you ask, has it spoilt your day, ruined your two week holiday or made a mess of BBQ arrangements for the in laws and you are feeling the need to stir a bit. Oh, welcome to the forum by the way.
  12. You have a few choices and it depends on how important the rest of the boat is to you. Quite a few boats have issues in this area, some less than 10 years old, as some of the lower end companies don't even black it before it goes into water. Spot welding the tube will be very difficult and will probably miss pits, you will also find the worst corrosion will be where the thruster prop turns, spot welding here may well jam the unit. Get the tube blasted and epoxy coated...get the hull done at the same time. Weld plates over the end and learn to steer the boat properly.
  13. I remember Junior looking for days for his filter on his Petter on Albion , and finally finding out there was a gauze stuck deep inside the sump somewhere and no filter to replace - I wont mention the Midland based Chandlers that tried to sell him a couple of filters that "should" match.
  14. just tell them its bloody cold in winter, you dont know how the bog works when its full, and have a part cooked chicken on the oven and the gas has gone on a Sunday at 4.30 and you cant get another until Tuesday as all the boatyards are shut until then. Add on that you have to keep moving on a continuous journey every 14 days and dont fancy the bit where you have to go up to Scotland via the sea to do the authorised route. hope this helps us all..
  15. mine is 14 years old and I am sick and tired of re-sewing zips, and other stitches, holding together bits with tape, most of the elastic bands are perished to buggery along with the fact that most of the press studs are either ripped out/ are bent after numerous replacements or only hold in a 3 knot gale. I am buying a new one this Summer. The canvas is still quite good.