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Exturnaroundman

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  1. Road diesel in an ST2

    The op isn't breaking the law, boats legally run on "ag" ie red diesel.
  2. Road diesel in an ST2

    I've worked for a couple of the main hire boat operators. One of my jobs was ordering several thousands litres of diesel each week. Had several suppliers, price could be fractions of a penny litre different, but multiplied by the volumes would make a huge difference. Not one would give a Certificate of Conformity to guarantee fame free. Could be supplier A one week B the next and so on. White will be the same as red but a different colour.
  3. Charging of domestic batteries

    Dear moderators, could you consider adding a separate battery related sub forum to cwdf, it may save the on going repeated posts.
  4. Carrying spares

    A house.
  5. bowman end cap

    I give up with this forum, so many times you try to help with your longstanding canal expierence, but get shouted down by others who obviously haven't lived it. Maybe it should be renamed live on something afloat London discussion world.
  6. bowman end cap

    Bowman caps are on the end of gearbox oil coolers not skin tanks. Worked on hire fleets for years !!! Know where they are.Unless the op is posting about a non canal boat, in which case wrong forum.
  7. bowman end cap

    The tubes pass water to cool the gearbox oil. That's the whole idea of the heat exchanger. The only problem you may have is sourcing a replacement cap. There were bowman and polar caps available, one of which is no longer around, slightly different sizes, Stanley knife modification may be required if you can't get an exact match. The cap will have a number on it.
  8. Looking to buy - unsure of what age to look for?

    Well said, we lived aboard for over 10 years. Sold up now, live in a small cottage. Much cheaper and easier on land. The boat was fun at times, but as others have said it needs commitment and isn't for everyone. To the OP please hire a boat over the next few weeks as cold and darkness approaches and see how you get on.
  9. 100ah lead acid starter battery

    The 643 and 644 are the same size but have reverse terminal layouts. These are the starter batteries fitted to the majority of narowboats, irrespective of whether traditional or modern engine. They are commercial vehicle batteries at the end of the day.
  10. 100ah lead acid starter battery

    The usual is a 643 or 644 starter battery. The difference is the orientation of the terminals. A Google will show you which is which.
  11. Try Canal Cruisers in stone, a Google search will get you the number. I think they only take direct bookings, and not via any third party websites.
  12. Llangollen trip

    According to their website the Swan Marbury is currently closed for refurb and reopening late autumn. One other that is worth a walk is the Keys at St Martin's. Moor by bridge 13w, walk up the steps, left up to the village, take a right at the roundabout, continue past the Texaco garage a short while. Good value pub grub, real ales.
  13. Llangollen trip

    Agree hop off the train at Carrog the Grouse Inn is a short walk, obviously check timings for the return !
  14. Llangollen trip

    Yep, they are plotting with Kim Jong Un ! Message us on farcebook.
  15. Llangollen trip

    You do ! Give you a clue, our cat liked your boat and ate your ham !
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