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CV32 last won the day on August 8 2011

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  • Birthday 26/08/65

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    NB Glad
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    Soon to be Calcutt

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  1. Going through tunnels

    I suspect you will end up damaging your boat and / or the actual structure of the tunnels. The tunnel walls are all uneven and have suspect brick work in places, this surely will catch or break off if in contact with these wheels.
  2. Thermal break double glazing

    We have a Kabola HR300 and initial impressions are good (We have owned the boat 3 months). Ours has a timer and standard room thermostat (something many of the others are not recommended to have), along with individual thermostats on the radiators. Warm up is very fast (first radiator gets warm after a couple of minutes). Our previous boat had a Webasto and it used to suffer from the cycling that others report - often leading to running issues over time.
  3. aldi inspection camera

    Very similar for a gastroscopy, positives are its the nicer end and no air injected before the procedure
  4. Bought a new boat!

    looks lovely - wishing you many happy years cruising !
  5. Sign writing/Vinyls ?

    We used the graphics boat for our first boat vinyls - very good quality. https://www.thegraphicsboat.co.uk
  6. It appears its possible to import from may differing applications / file formats - may be helpful >> http://www.emclient.com/blog/transfer-all-data-from-your-current-email-client-to-em-client-easily-85
  7. Still looking!

    We had a 44 foot East West boat for five years - it was well put together and we had no issues during our ownership. We did not suffer any of the bamboo warping that some have reported - indeed the interior was very hard wearing and looked new when we sold the boat. Having looked at the pics it seems that most of the cupboard doors have been replaced from the original bamboo. Worth a look i would think - as Athy has mentioned just check the engine/gearbox situation in relation to replacement and the hours reported for them.
  8. East West Marine

    Seems to be the case - we had an East West for five years and had no issues - ours did have the three cylinder Barrus Shire, supposedly a better engine than the shanks. The East West's do seem to have held their prices - nice to see as many on here were very critical about their production location, finish and expected value after a few years.
  9. Water pump

    The whole floor comes up section by section - starting at the rear steps - two small screw in hooks will lift the first section.
  10. Water pump

    We had an East West for five years and did not suffer this issue. We did however have to adjust the pressure on the accumulator a few times over the period of time. All the fittings on the East West were sourced from the UK/Ireland so they are all standard things you would see on any narrow boat. I think our pumps were Jabsco - the water pump was on a pre installed back board along with the accumulator. They do have calorifiers - ours was under the bed.
  11. Sorry I meant the external front doors. Mine did have what looked like bamboo internal doors but they always fitted reasonably with no adverse winter issues.
  12. Not so sure on that Matty - I had an East West for five years. Mine (and the others i used to see) had i believe Oak (or similar) doors. The bamboo was on the inside - split and flattened and put on backing.
  13. An interesting day in Gloucester!

    My first car was a Mini 850 with drums .... interesting but it did teach me an awful lot before I earnt enough to buy faster more advanced cars !
  14. The East West Marine / Whilton Marine boats were produced in China and shipped over - most sold by Whilton. They were 39/44/57 foot.
  15. Art Deco on the Canal

    I stand corrected ! I still think it's better than total demolition and cardboard cutout houses Of course in this day and age we all need to consider energy efficiency and having lived in a converted victorian villa in Leamington Spa i can tell you it looked nice but was draughty due to the local preservation officer insisting on the original windows being preserved and not double glazed