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redgirl

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About redgirl

  • Birthday March 1

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    herts
  • Interests
    Dog agility. Good wine/beer. Geocaching, DIY, Hashing and orienteering, Reading. Folk music. Peace and quiet!

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    .Theatre Nurse.....like on Holby!
  • Boat Location
    Cruising.
  1. Dirty hound

    Love it! My dogs do that too. Yours is cuter though. Mine are huge brutes.
  2. My boats fit-out has started! Yay!

  3. Single female liveaboard

    You will regret it if you don't. My suggestion is, live and breathe boats as much as you can before you buy. Learn about your engine and basic boat maintenance. That way you won't go to pieces in the first few days if anything goes wrong. When I bought 'little progress' everything went wrong in the first week but I had done my homework so I managed without too much difficulty. As they say, nothing ventured.....nothing gained!........do it!!!!!
  4. Happy Birthday x

  5. Happy Birthday x

  6. This lovely weather sparked an impromptu trip on my boat just to feel the sun on my back for the first time this year. This got me to thinking about canal festivals. I am around Herts so know the local ones, but can anyone recommend any really good ones outwith Herts that would be worth a trip in the car to visit?
  7. Leak Chasing!

    My pump kicks in when tap is running, It hasn't been 'kicking in' when nothing is running.
  8. Leak Chasing!

    Hi, yes the bilge runs along the edges. The bow and stern were open to rain for years and the decking drainage was really blocked. I have had cratch covers made now and 'wire brushed out' the drainage so that will keep the rain out. I just can't tell how many gallons are in the bilge..... I did think about finding a hiking party on the towpath and getting them to stand on my stern and get the water flowing quicker. No...doesn't go off. My boat is really difficult to access all the plumbing! pain in the neck.
  9. Leak Chasing!

    thanks for that. yes, i have a dehumidifier but my invertor isn't big enough. Will try and work something out. I feel slightly better now knowing that it took you weeks to get your bilge dried out! I am sick of leak chasing!
  10. Leak Chasing!

    Now that is possible Haggis. Any idea how I could unblock it? I must add that I have only one inspection hatch in the boat and that is inside the boat at the stern.
  11. Leak Chasing!

    Need some advice. i bought a Diy project recently. 50ft boat with a through bilge. It had a lot of water in the bilge when I bought it but as the decking drainage was all blocked with leaves etc I guessed it could be 10 years of rainwater. However.....after several water tank fill ups and the bilge never emptying i found that I had a big leak in my inlet pipe in my water tank, and a few gallons of water has been flooding in every time it has been filled (probably for years) I fixed this a few weeks ago. However underneath the watertank is still very wet (not pooling) and my bilge is emptying slowly into the stern, although after about 3 weeks is not empty. My question is....How long will it take for the water to make it's way down a 50 ft boat to the stern? I have balasts and goodness knows what else down there! Also, Am I expecting too much to expect the area underneath my water tank to be dry now in this damp weather? I am half thinking that I have another small leak in the base of my tank but the water is not really going down. I really don't want to completely empty my water tank for a few days to test this theory if I don't have to. Any thoughts??? (edited to rectify grammer and spelling)
  12. Red Lion Lane, Apsley

    It's still open today. The new bridge is starting but not quite yet! I talked to a couple of people from the site and they were vague. Water is accessible at the moment!
  13. YAY...back on line! I have missed internet access!

  14. Youth of today......

    That's a nice heartwarming tale....Now, can you tell him to come my way to do my road!
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