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About Jamboat

  • Birthday 28/03/50

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  1. Is there any need for you to be quite so unpleasant.........
  2. DIY cratch cover

    Nearly choked on my museli !
  3. Do Sterling Inverters eat toothbrushes?

    After killing 2 electric toothbrushes through our Sterling 1800 msw inverter I bought the Philips Sonicare diamond, has a 12v & USB charger, not cheap but neither is gum disease ! Eta I found that despite my best efforts a manual toothbrush did not keep gum disease at bay & lost several teeth so after having an expensive bridge made now use electric- no more problems - so not just laziness...
  4. Simple TV. Is it possible?

    Check out 'Go Binge' on 3, sounds to good to be true but if it works I'll be getting it added to my plan when current contract runs out
  5. Best place to buy diesel

    Very often when the fuel boats are near moored boats they will sound a horn or bell plus they are usually older working boats so a tooting horn accompanied by a thumpity thump engine will often let you know they are approaching.
  6. Manchester visitor mooring

    Afaik New Islington Marina closes 1st of August so you should be fine up to then & there is always Piccadilly Village which is safe.
  7. Services around Manchester (rubbish, elsan etc)

    I'm hopeless at copying & posting links on my iPad but Dean, a member on here & who moors at New Islington started a thread a couple of weeks ago re the closure, evidently closing for 12 months to drain & do some works, the moorers have been given notice If you do a search for New Islington Marina you should be able to find the thread.
  8. Services around Manchester (rubbish, elsan etc)

    As far as I'm aware New Islington doesn't close until August so services should be available but you can't access it from the Ashton, well not by boat anyway. The next water afaik is Stretford Marina.
  9. solar panels. are they worth the cost and effort

    We had 2 stick on ones for about 5 years, they had been well stuck down but last year we noticed some rust spots around the edge so decided to take them off & what a mess underneath, lots of rust so after sorting the roof out we have gone for 4 x 100w of panels with tilting frames from on board solar, also upgraded our controller & we now have a much better system. I don't mind the look of them as I just think of all the power they are giving us
  10. Advice needed (not a narrow boat)

    Oh sorry, I didn't know that, sounds a bit mean ! Anyway good luck with your boat viewings
  11. Advice needed (not a narrow boat)

    There is Festival Marina in Stoke itself, it's at the bottom of the hill at Festival Retail park next to the Toby Carvery.
  12. According to Peel who own the Bridgewater you can only moor 24 hours anywhere on the canal & I don't know if Sonny, their enforcement guy, is still working for them but he is/was very keen by all accounts. I love the Bridgewater canal, once you get past the long boring bit through Stretford & Sale it's beautiful. Stockton Heath is good for shopping, & there are some lovely rural mooring spots before you get to Preston Brook, where I doubt Sonny patrols
  13. Looking for new mooring

    I know of one on the Barbridge CR&T site that will be coming up in June as a friend of mine is giving it up, his is 57' so plenty long enough.
  14. Inverter - Lidl £22.99

    We have a maplin 600w msw inverter, cost £50, runsTV, humax box, fridge freezer, twin tub washer & charges tablets & phones no problem. We do have an 1800w sterling msw but it's really only used if I feel the need to use my hair dryer
  15. Running engine etiqeutte

    We had this when moored at Stockton Heath a couple of years ago just passed the recycling place, a very grumpy local We moored up by the aqueduct next time, not to give in to him but who needs the grief......