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About DHutch

  • Birthday 26/05/87

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  1. Bilge Access on Liverpool Boat

    Agreed. The boat will almost certainly be ballasted to be higher at the bow, and the transverse steel work notched to make lumber holes, aka, all the water should run to the back of the boat. Almost always the engine room bilge is separate, so as said, the access will be near or up against the rear bulkhead. Daniel
  2. Boat security and thefts

    Its really very rare. The market is small and boats are very varied and unique, making resale resale of stolen boats very problematic. Like parking a car, certain areas have greater risks or at least greater perceived risk, however in practice you can moor in almost all locations without issue. Most marinas are really very safe, and I have never had any major issues with mooring on the towpath all over the system, which is what we do for 6 months of the year with our boat, every year for the last 25years. We dont have portholes either, because we dont like going on holiday in a dark tube. Daniel
  3. Please Help Make It Familiar Again

    Yes, originally the new content button behaviour was different and various people detailed various ways the use the custom settings to replicate the old. We then adjusted the default to better replicate the previous versions behaviour, but this intentionally did not overwrite and custom streams people has created. Glad it's now working as you expect. Daniel
  4. Please Help Make It Familiar Again

    Thanks Richard
  5. Fair enough. Obviously we decided, at some expense, to buy a new hatch and spend the time cutting out our and welding in the new one. We like the increased amount of light, something like 2 sqft of glass, but it wouldnt suit all peoples tastes. Obviously a lot of people pay good money to have a pigeon boz welded up, so I am still hoping to pass ours on rather than scrap it! Daniel
  6. Connecting a 4" flue to a 5" stove?

    We have the exact same. I don't think 24 years is bad service. Daniel
  7. Anderton Services closure

    For some reason the services have always appeared to have significant issues with rising damp. Obviously the fact that they are below mains sewage system, means their must be pumps, which are either very expensive, intoleranct of what can be out down the pan, unreliable, or all three. However that aside, usually they are working and presentable. Daniel
  8. How much gas do you use?

    We find just cooking it lasts forever, certainly all year of being onboard every 2-3 weekends Friday night to Sunday lunch, making tea and two evening meals. But the water heater, if we want got water while not running the engine to cruise, uses a lot more. Certainly once you start having showers. Heating is coal fired. Daniel
  9. We cut our 6 light pigeon box out and replaced it with a brass hatch, as per the ones stocked by Midland Chandlers. Much light, if not to everyones tastes. The old one if for sale if you're interested, priced to sell. Daniel
  10. Railings for Marple aqueduct - whats next?

    So where are we up to on this? Seems to have gone all quiet? Daniel
  11. Wood burning stoves to be banned in London

    I was going to post this when I saw it last night. I'm torn, on one level it sounds draconian and unenforceable, but on the flipside there is a surge in people fitting stoves and other fires to houses, many of which are cheap and poorly designed and I would not be at all surprised if they make a very real impact on localised air quality. Daniel
  12. Editing time limit

    I believe it's 1hr. See; https://canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/93354-editing/ Daniel
  13. When I did our I made a tray and welded it into the hole to give a flat, which I how I believe the others on the boat where done. Daniel
  14. Pair of ex-working boats

    Where in the country are you based? Daniel
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