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Old Son

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    Motorcycles and a good night out!!

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    Building Surveyor
  • Boat Name
    What's the Rush
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    On the Cut

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  1. Remote oil filter kit!

    If you can find a kit I'm sure you could source some quality high pressure hoses.
  2. Mooring at Broxbourne

    Thanks for the correction but either way it's still lost an I doubt it will be offered back.
  3. Mooring at Broxbourne

    I hear that CaRT have banned all mooring at Broxbourne along the toll path opposite the rowing club. This has come about due to mess created by Moorers. I wonder how much this was pushed by owners of the river front houses opposite. Once again it seems the few ruin it for the many!!!!
  4. Mushroom vents

    I have a little pot that is hung from the grille. Catches everything the duvet use to!!!
  5. But you do have your little rants so sometimes it is difficult to take you seriously. The last major rant was your Boatman Stove. If you compared it with a stove of similar size then fair enough but because YOU could not get it to stay in all night the stove was rubbish. Others on here have them and can keep the stove alight all night so don't really understand where you are coming from. There are lots of people with SG's and not very many have had the issues you have had! Maybe you are just unlucky?
  6. Obscure connections to celebrities

    My old girl friends sister was dating a guy who played bass guitar in the backing group for Kate Bush
  7. Managed To Avoid A Nasty Accident Today

    My statement was the fact that the lock keeper would surely not sit in his hut whilst the lock was being used. If he should patrol the lock whilst the lock is in use then he may as well operate the lock from where he can see what is going on.
  8. Managed To Avoid A Nasty Accident Today

    Whether damage can occur or not, the correct procedure is to check the gates are clear before closing. Surely it is good practice for the lock keeper to patrol the lock during the cycle anyway. Anything could happen and he needs to be immediately available to close the sluices. I agree with Tony's assessment regarding removal of this trainee. He will have learnt a valuable lesson!
  9. Ideal Pram Hood design

    My pram hood is invaluable. I have a wooded rear cruiser deck and it saves a lot of maintenance. My engine bay is bone dry. I never cruise with it up and I do cruise in the rain. I don't care if people don't like it, it performs a function. There are lots of things I don't like on other peoples boats and I wouldn't want them on my boat but it's their choice.
  10. The ad says they run them up to test and then paint them.
  11. Waterproofing Timber

    The hatches are 600 square. I thought I would use ply because it wont move about and crack like individual pieces of timber would. Would waterproof MDF be better or maybe some sort of cement board?
  12. Waterproofing Timber

    Thanks. Just epoxy resin, no glass mat? How many coats is recommended?
  13. I am going to build some timber covers that will sit over my roof hatches. I plan to paint the covers to match the roof. What do you think I should use as a water proofer for the new cover. The top will be waterproof plywood. I was thinking of using the potable bitumen paint and then paint over with an undercoat and colour. I could put some self adhesive roof felt but that would look like a botch and I want it to look neat and tidy. Thanks
  14. Disgusted

    Funnily enough, we were looked down upon by several plastic boat owners when we spent 4 weeks on the Thames this year. It seems to be par for the course. Its their problem.
  15. Rivets?

    I don't understand why there is so much emotion over the shape of a boat or who it was manufactured by. My boat is a one off and I don't care if anybody likes it or not. Why do people find themselves slagging off other peoples possessions. Who really cares if an individual does not like something either because it has too many, not enough rivets, the wrong shaped bow etc. If we all liked the same things then life would be very boring. If you don't particularly like something then don't buy it but please don't keep telling us all that you don't like it because that is also very boring!!