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Fender151

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  • Boat Name
    Aroha
  • Boat Location
    Trent & Mersey Canal

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  1. Brotherly Love?

    Read the post, police called, informed. Idgit moored up and returned to carry on aggressive confrontation. This is in no way acceptable in any social environment and totally not to be tolerated on the CUT. Nobody has the right to drop this attitude on others, especially if the action of the offender is being an arse.
  2. Which Computer anti Virus programme?

    Bullgaurd is pretty solid and provides backup functionality, for the directories/folders/files you designate, as stated, can be used on up to 3 systems. Buy from Amazon @ £18 for an annual licence and updated the licence key number on your BullGuard account. Job done,
  3. Boat Ballast

    I have bed ballast on top of the bed, tis the reason I insist she sleeps on the right ! and hope to god she doesn't have a CWF login !!!
  4. Outboard not starting

    Does the engine sump have a magnetic drain plug?
  5. Outboard not starting

    Do you have a magnetic drain plug or a magnetic probe you can fish the washer out with, probe available from any motor factors or DIY store? I would try every option to fish it out before I ran the engine, very high change the washer will cause a major engine, gearbox failure Me, I couldn't live with that, but hey...
  6. Chromebook opinions

    Roger that!
  7. Chromebook opinions

    You sherly can, on all the above! Chromebook https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjBo9j1uanWAhWDLlAKHaJ1AsgQFggxMAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbeebom.com%2Fhow-to-install-and-use-whatsapp-on-a-chromebook%2F&usg=AFQjCNGkkz5v01kY1By0cxTnuGHtULz2uQ Linux https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiD7ZKtuKnWAhVJZlAKHWIeCowQFggpMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.linuxandubuntu.com%2Fhome%2Fwhatsapp-now-available-to-use-in-linux-through-web-browser&usg=AFQjCNEjdF2i5W5FtNd4ODFjHgLx9EJv9Q Windows PC https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiM19_QuqnWAhVOaVAKHS0yDhwQFggxMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.techadvisor.co.uk%2Fhow-to%2Fwindows%2Fhow-use-whatsapp-on-any-windows-pc-or-laptop-3639993%2F&usg=AFQjCNG8pbHxTPkvKCLhS9vjq_vUJ4ozmA I use WhatsApp on both Linux and Windows 10, dual boot laptop, no real issues, fettling required post updates, but for me, thats part of the challenge/fun, very sad man! Have fun
  8. four counties

    We have just finished the Four Counties Ring, 14 days, would loved to have spent longer. Just loved it, loads to see, Wedgwood Museum, Shugborough Hall, great market towns every other day. Heart Break Hill is just a day to feel like a hero and perfect excuse/ justification/ reward for supping pints of rehydrating liquids! Stoke is a history lesson, history not always inspirational, Westport Lake moorings on the out skirts of Stoke is great overnight moorings. Harecastle Tunnel box needs ticking IMO. Most of the folks we met were great, helpful when we/they though we needed it ! The whole Shroppie experience, views amazing, not overly busy, has water, no trouble with locks, whats not to like! Just go for it, and enjoy, make time your friend.
  9. Fradley to London current experinces

    Thanks for your comments Matty, I thinking a plan B is required. Cheers
  10. I have planned my first major cruise from Fradley to London, 60ft NB low draft. I have plenty of leisure time, so the speed of cruising is not an issue, hanging around at locks waiting to double up may become one after time. What I am concerned about is current and forecast water levels. My proposed route: Fradley > Coventry; Hawkesbury Junction > Oxford> Braunston Junction > Grand Union; Northampton, Aylesbury, Watford, Uxbridge, Little Venice (Moorings booked). In my original planned journey, I intended to do the return journey Via the Oxford but dismissed this due to current known issues with water levels etc, so return will be back over the same route. I have concerns the current and predicted water levels are going to make this more a war of attrition than the chill time experience I want. I would really appreciate any comments from folks who have current experience on my proposed route. I am thinking I may have to have a plan B journey. Many thanks,
  11. Damaged fairlead

    Yep, been there, done that. I was not sure of the material the busted screw was made from, and wanted to avoid leaving a broken drill in a partly drilled out hole, I got a cobalt HS drill bit, did the job a treat. Resized the hole, (check the maximum diameter of the hole in fairlead) drilled out, retapped thread, take your time on this, make sure the tap is properly aligned, you may only get one shot, I used hardened steel hex bolts
  12. Ladder and pole cradle, fixing options

    Hi Neil, That sounds like an interesting solution, do you a photo you could share. Thanks, Jon
  13. I am about to fit two solar panels on my 60ft canal boat. The existing ladder and pole cradle is welded to the roof, towards the rear of the roof on the right hand side, pretty much in line with were I would ideally like to site the solar panels. The panels will be mounted at the highest part of the roof, using tilt and swivel marine quality brackets. I have done the measuring, and if I leave the cradle in its location, there is very little gap, 10 to 20 mm between the top of the ladder and the bottom of the panel. So I can, 1: Live with it, not my preferred option as what can go wrong will, and I would bet the ladder will bite the panel at some stage, 2: Move the cradle: I can have the cradle cut from current position, 2.1 In order to have it re-welded further along the roof, issue, I am being advised I would need to remove the roof linings from inside the boat adjacent to the new location, not ideal 2.2 Drill and bolt the cradle in new location, issue, I am introducing a potential problem of leaking roof in the future (I am aware that I will be doing this with the solar panel mounting brackets) 2.3 Has anybody come up with an alternative solution, I.E. magnetic fixings for cradle I am aware I can look for some higher mounting brackets for the panels, but feel this is not an solution I want to go with until I have explored all other possible options. Tanks for your input.
  14. Urgent Fridge help

    I bought a 12/24vv shoreline larder style fridge about a year ago, to replace a 12v fridge with small freezer compartment unit. To be honest, the freezer compartment in the old unit was as useful as chocolate tea pot, dint't freeze goods effectively and was just a waste of space. Do find the extra capacity of the larder fridge great, particularly when out cruising, with the need to stock between super market opportunities, and doesn't have power overhanded of freezer unit. Build quality is good, price is, what it is !!!!,
  15. Summer must be here!

    Bimbled on the T&M at the weekend, Fradley to Great Haywood, with return ticket, could not have been better experience. Very few boats about, all the folks we met very cheery, and couldn't have been more helpful to my partner, it was her fist time as solo locky. Great credit to Canal folk, Just love this time of year, but totally agree, the smart move for the weekend, is don't. Bimbled on the T&M at the weekend, Fradley to Great Haywood, with return ticket, could not have been better experience. Very few boats about, all the folks we met very cheery, and couldn't have been more helpful to my partner, it was her fist time as solo locky. Great credit to Canal folk, Just love this time of year, but totally agree, the smart move for the Bank Holiday weekend, is don't. Bimbled on the T&M at the weekend, Fradley to Great Haywood, with return ticket, could not have been better experience. Very few boats about, all the folks we met very cheery, and couldn't have been more helpful to my partner, it was her fist time as solo locky. Great credit to Canal folk, Just love this time of year, but totally agree, the smart move for the Bank Holiday weekend, is don't.
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