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johnjo

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About johnjo

  • Birthday 29/05/46

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    Devon

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  • Boat Name
    Perch Rock
  • Boat Location
    Middlesex Grand Union

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  1. any chance of a copy of atlantis i am a new member and have just been reading the entries for this film maybe you could let me know if you have any information of where to obtain a copy

    thanks Bob

  2. New Fridge - A Few Teething Problems

    Probably, there are not even slots for one, hence making a self supporting one.
  3. New Fridge - A Few Teething Problems

    We've just bought a Sh**line F/F. Changed the door hanging, went OK but the plugs I removed to fit the hinge don't fit in the old holes cos they are now to small to fit the holes that had the screws in and no spares are supplied. The radio [240v] now picks up interference whenever the fridge starts, never had that problem with the old one. The seperate freezer compartment doesn't come with a shelf so you have to pile everything up. Have now made one by heating some Perspex into an 'n' shape. Poor quality, considering the high price, and poor customer service received when phoning to ask about spare plugs and a shelf. Can't see me buying a Sh**line again or recommending them. Only reason we bought this was the depth, but I think we would have been better off resiting it and buying 240v F/F and inverter. Must be better quality out there surely.
  4. Water where it shouldn't be

    ............ find a new surveyor for the next boat.
  5. Fancy a Move?

    Just googled using the postcode provided [NN12 7SW] but the propery advertised and that shown when googled bear no resemblance! The googled property looks very crowded, don't think I'd like to live there, but the one advertised looks OK just as it is. Edited to add, just found it further up towards the museum, nice situation.
  6. Boat pricing

    What type of mooring does it come with, residential, leisure, marina, online, etc:? How much of the baseplate was replaced.
  7. Calder and Hebble Spike

    Pics and dimensions here :- http://www.penninewaterways.co.uk/calder/handspike.htm Also info on lock sizes and access.
  8. Which Switch?

    Pic might help here, or look on ebay under '3 way electrolux fridge' might find one like yours there which may help you. Failing that pull fridge out and look on the back, should be a plate with model No: etc:
  9. Help! has anyone seen my boat?

    Have to admit I thought you were a bit of a plonker at the start of this thread, but having seen the condition of the NB you intend to refurbish I can only admire your intentions, sincere good luck. Looked her up on Jim Sheads listing and she's seems quite shallow so should have no probs with Supermarket trolleys 'Draft 0.01 metres'
  10. Engine cut out, won't start

    Ignore my previous post as after having re-read properly, I think it's irrelevant. But, on post 4 you said :- the air filter housing seems to be a bit squashed and Rogers post 9 suggested :- On your main problem, black smoke is caused by over-fuelling, lack of full air inlet flow or over-loading of the engine such that the fuelling cannot be correct for the load demanded. Have you checked the air filter yet?
  11. Engine cut out, won't start

    How long have you had the boat and when was the engine previously run? When was the diesel last topped up?
  12. A more truthful article about living afloat

    Be thankful for small mercies!
  13. Teenagers attack air ambulance

    I favour something to bring them face to face with the possible consequences of their actions, I think the locals might do that and some way of putting back into the system they have harmed. Give them the bill for ALL the costs that were incurred for their mindless actions and ensure they pay them. Whilst they are young enough, would it not be prudent to try and break the cycle and offer them the best possible chance to teach their kids properly? They are 19yrs & 17yrs old, they're not bloody kids.
  14. National Waterways Museum Documentary

    No! unless you're into old Leyland vehicles, then the first could be interesting.
  15. how to.....top up batteries?

    Use a torch and a mirror to see the levels. If they need topping up use one of the distilled water bottles that has a flexible tube and do it a little at a time. As you look in, if you can see the top of the battery plates above the water level then top up until just covered, you need to do this for each cell. If you can't see the plates above the water level then they should be OK. If in doubt ask someone to help you, most will. PS You're not an idiot, you've proved that by asking first. Edit to add, don't look directly/closely into the battery with the naked eye or light a match.
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