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About cariad

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  1. A similar thing happened to me on my TR500 Suzuki in the paddock at Brands. After checking and re-checking ignition timing i made sure that i always put it in gear and pushed so that the engine was in forward motion, but i forgot to mention this to the new owner when i sold it and the poor sod who always pulled it back over top dead centre went in reverse on the start at Snetterton.
  2. Very sad at the loss of a legend such as John Surtees who was never truly recognized for his achievements by winning the World Championship in both cars and motorcycles, which will probably never be achieved again. There are many sports men, women and celebrities given honours such as Dames and Knighthoods while this gentleman was ignored.
  3. Respatex is a quality product, not cheap and comes in various shades and designs.
  4. I noticed you have cut the rear of the units to allow them to go right back to the side. Just a reminder this is not possible to do to any appliances that you maybe fitting. How do i know ?
  5. We joined the St Pancras club on their Bow Locks and Thames one year and enjoyed it, good organisation.
  6. The only time i switched on our Sterling charger was when on shoreline or generator, the rest of the time it had to be switched off or it would drain the batteries. I am not sure if this is the way it was meant to be, but it was the only way it worked for me, other than that no problems with charger after 5 years live aboard. Perhaps this could be your problem.
  7. I used to use a large enough plastic sandwich box to drain the gearbox oil then press on the lid to lift from underneath.
  8. Wales is not represented on the Union Flag.
  9. Give Filtermania of Stafford a call, brilliant service with reasonable prices. I always used them for all my filters when i had a boat.
  10. A visit to The Museum Of Life near Cardiff where you can see how life was lived in Wales from medieval times, it's absolutely brilliant and free entry, Dan YR OGOF caves near Sennybridge, The Gower Coast the jewel of Wales. On the Beacons there is a nice walk to the top of PEN Y FAN. Enjoy!
  11. Yeah, a brain. sorry couldn't resist it
  12. We did it from Limehouse to Ramsgate to Dunkirk July 2013 in our 58' narrowboat and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
  13. Before moving onto a narrow boat i was playing golf at least 3 days a week, but didn't have much time to play in the 5 years i lived aboard. There are plenty of courses you can play on the system, but by the time you get your gear out from where you have stored it out of the way, it was not worth the effort unless you were moored up at the same spot for several days. When i was moored up for Winter in Stafford i was playing a few rounds a month, but again the weather was mostly poor which took away the enjoyment. All in all it wasn't worth the effort of taking my clubs. Since returning to land i am playing 3/4 days a week, bit still rather be on the boat.
  14. Tesco's at Reading will see an improvement in sales.
  15. We used craftinsure for the 51/4 years when we lived aboard and found them very helpful. When we cancelled our insurance a few months after renewal due to selling our boat they refunded us the months that we hadn't used. Not many insurance companies will refund if they can avoid it, but this company volunteered it.