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My cat has gone missing, strange dead animal found what is it?!
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The title says it all chaps. I have a desperate need for water pump now. I am in Stratford on Avon so it would need to posted on to somewhere close, maybe Avon cruisers or somewhere, Any suggestions. ring me 074790588854 PLEASE.
Hi all, this is my first post so please be gentle.
Me and my girlfriend are about to buy a narrowboat. we know wat we are after but don't know which brokers to trust. Over the past year we have visited many of the well known ones and we sort of understand how it all works. But we have heard about horror stories!
Can anybody give us advice on who is the least likely to take us for a ride and who we need to avoid. We know we want to go with a broker as we don't want all the admin and potential risk, but we don't know who to trust.
I might be being a little paranoid, if so then tell me that! Haha.
Any other advice about brokers would be extremely helpful.
Hi, im new member here. I´m Kenneth from Denmark.
I have a Thornycroft BMC 90-1.5 Diesel, in my boat. The engine runs great, but leaks oil from the crank behind the flywheel. This engine have no oil seal. Is there anything i can do to make it stop leaking?
Is there some kind of an oil seal kit that could be mounted?
Sorry for my bad English :-)
I am four months in to the lovely world of boating and I have been grappling with my engine not starting for a few months. After eliminating the battery, I realised the reason it wasnt turning over was because the solenoid wasnt connecting to the starter motor. I can now start it if I lift the whole floor up and spark it with a spanner.
I am now trying to find out what part I need to get so that I can turn my engine on with the key, and nothing I type into the interweb seems to be right.
My engine is BMC 1.8L
The starter motor is LUCAS 198, b790 12V ER (that's everything written on it)
The solenoid I cant see anything written on it.
Do I need a new 'connector' between starter and soenoid?
Do I need a new solenoid althogether? Is there a standard model?
Any advice or nudges in the right direction would be great, kind of determined to see this one to the end myself!
Iona Moaner and the Empire Queen
Myself and my partner have recently purchased a converted paddleboat - lovingly described as a 'shed' by our surveyor.
It needs a lot of work, we were present for only the last half hour of the in water, pre-purchase survey as the guy turned up an hour and a half early and we live the opposite end of London. He was a recommendation of the estate agent (we knew at the time this was probably a bad idea but didn't know the first thing about finding someone ourselves) and he seemed like a nice chap. He patiently answered any questions we had and was very honest about the condition of the boat; the hull was fine but everything above that needed work!
Fast-forward to now, over a month and a half later and we have found two square feet of rusty sludge in middle of the hull. Floorboards had been covered with insulation and mdf laminate so there was nowhere for any water to go. Unsure of how to proceed, we turned to consult our survey report only to discover it still hadn't been emailed to us. After a few days of nagging, we finally received it earlier today. It is literally ten bullet points that were clearly copied from the surveyor's very basic notes (spelling mistakes and all). Is this what you get for £300??? We were at least expecting thorough ultrasound readings. The report reads '5. Hull 4.7 to water line good to 4.5 good' Is this typical?
Would be grateful for any info!
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