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eightacre

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About eightacre

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    Wellington, Somerset

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    Railwayman
  • Boat Name
    Abraxas
  • Boat Location
    Worcester
  1. Cruising from Sawley to Mercia

    Max dimensions from Nicholson's, Derwent Mouth to Horninglow: Length: 72'. Beam: 14'. Headroom: 7'. So the answer is "no - unless you can reduce your height".
  2. Mikuni MK40 issue

    My recent MX40 problems were solved after a discussion with Ed Shiers: http://fc-marine.co.uk/http___www.fc-marine.co.uk_/Welcome.html
  3. Advice for Upper River Severn Please

    We came down river to Diglis yesterday (Wednesday) and the level was well down in the green. It is probably rising slowly by now but hopefully not much. They were working on Holt lock yesterday but that should all be complete.
  4. Cormorants

    I believe that cormorants lack the water-repellent feathers that most other water fowl possess, which accounts for the "lower in the water" appearance, and the "spread wings" stance when the are drying out their feathers.
  5. Which Emergency Knife?

    We keep a pruning saw handy. It deals with vegetation problems as well as ropes.
  6. Just a warning burton on trent

    Sorry you had a bad experience. We have stopped at Burton many times and never had any trouble.
  7. Simple TV. Is it possible?

    I can second that combination - as we have the same!
  8. Building a guitar

    Similar here - although it was my wife that built the guitar as part of a C&G furniture-making course. I just got to specify the equipment, and of course play the instrument. We were given a piece of Ash for the body, and purchased a basic maple neck. A friend helped out with the sunburst and some of the lacquering. It plays beautifully and is my favourite for gigging although it is on the heavy side. I think I have attached a picture!
  9. Tax on solar panels

    So everything's ok then?
  10. Tax on solar panels

    Haven't seen this posted here, and I hope the topic is acceptable. It appears that the government is looking to increase tax on solar panels. For more information and to sign a petition, go to the Greenpeace site: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/no-new-solar-taxes-v3?source=fb&subsource=20161214egfb02&utm_source=gpeace&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=20161214egfb02&tysource=8E691
  11. mikuni heater

    My MX40 manual suggests the following possible causes: 1. Inadequate fuel - Replace with proper grade 2. Combustion air inadequate due to clogged air pipes - Clean air inlet and exhaust pies 3. Carbon build-up in combustion chamber - Clean 4. Battery voltage low - Start engine to charge battery 5. Too much fuel supplied - Replace fuel pump
  12. Helmsman course or not?

    I recommend you do the course. We both completed the course 10 years ago, and among other things it gives you confidence in handling the boat, and knowledge that you know the "proper" way to do things.
  13. Friday joke

    A woman is cooking eggs in the kitchen when her husband comes running in... Immediately, he sees the eggs and gasps in horror. "Be careful! CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh, my GOSH!" The wife, startled at her husband's violent reaction, dashes to the fridge to get some butter. "You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW!" The wife, concerned by the status of her husband's mental state, forgets about the butter and goes running to the eggs. "WE NEED BUTTER! Are you CRAZY??? Where are we going to get the butter? They're going to stick! HURRY!" The wife runs to the fridge. "CAREFUL about the eggs! CAREFUL. You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them quickly! Oh not that quickly, don't you know how to cook? Are you insane? Turn the DAMN EGGS" At this point, the wife starts crying, since she has no idea what to do. She gasps "What is WRONG with you? I know how to cook eggs." The husband simply smiles and remarks "I just wanted to show you what it feels like while I'm driving with you in the car" and leaves.
  14. As far as I am aware, all TVs are freeview digital these days - there is no longer an analogue signal in the uk. A lot of digital TVs have a USB socket which can be used to record programmes on a memory stick (suggest 32-64Gb). Only limitation is that it records the channel you are watching, but it allows you to record a programme while you are away, if that is what you need.
  15. Gunnel anti slip tape v sand

    I put some short strips on bow and stern 4 years ago. Still working fine.
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