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  2. Not my night tonight! Wrong again! It was Ronaldo in t'other place! A good source for humour but sadly departed this world.
  3. I remember the name as well. I suspect it was in t'other place though!
  4. Whereabouts is all this taking place?? Don't need a postcode! Just a general idea where you are?? Sorry, reading back I see down Surrey way.
  5. We are all too aware of the bin crisis currently occuring around the broads however there are still bins to be found on some moorings provided specifically for boaters use. Last week while at Wroxham about 19.30 in the evening we witnessed a council type truck pull up beside the bin enclosure and the driver deposit a large number of black bags into the bins pretty much filling the lot. I made a note of the reg number and intended to fire an email off to the authorities saying bins were hard enough to find when afloat without their staff filling them etc etc. Anyway, a few evenings later and we are moored for the night at Neatishead when around the same time, the same truck arrives and fills both their bins completely. Recognising both the truck and the driver it was out with the camera and we caught it all on film so to speak. Turns out one of the parish councils was desperate to catch whoever had been abusing their facility but they had assumed it was boaters and were looking to possibly remove the bins completely. And that is the reason for this thread. The bins at yacht stations, staithes and moorings tend to be marked 'for boat users only' and are being abused by other people. In some cases those bins could be lost if it continues. Should you see anyone abusing the facilities in such a way, any information you can offer to the parish councils etc would be useful and may just keep these sites open for us boaters. Most sites have the bin providers details on them. Cheers
  6. Hi First step check oil pressure with a mechanical gauge you probably have one fitted with a carpilery pipe to engine, electric ones aren't always accurate, how quickly does oil pressure come to 50lb at 1500 revs does it drop below 15 lb at tick over, never seen white metal specks on dipsticks before condensation yes, metal from bearings drops to bottom of sump and sticks to the glop/mud that is usually there on a old engine.the oil washes any bits from the caps and drops to bottom of sump you then have a screen on oil pickup before it hits the oil pump, then filter then around the engine. as for working on a 1500 bmc they are a doddle, hardest job is heater plugs when sized in head. suggest you ask around for a proper engineer to have a look, it's not unreasonable to pay for this as they have to come out to your mooring.If you can remove the engine and replace it take it to a proper engine refurbisher near where you live or get a exchange one from a reptile firm of rebuilders. John
  7. We will ring you on Tuesday after the weekend and the fridge will be available on Saturday morning 31st August.
  8. Yes, but luckily he has one or two other boats he can use to get around the Broads. Bit more economical on fuel too!
  9. Wonderful write up. I love your sense of humour! ;)
  10. How's does Robin manage with his trader?? , oh forgot it doesn't go anywhere..
  11. Sedgemoor was originally up for sale at over £30 k, it two had not been lifted for around 10 years and it definitely shows, I believe it was eventually sold at sub £5k.
  12. I wonder if she has or had anodes fitted?
  13. Lovely looking boat, but I would suggest possibly at an unrealistic price. If I recollect correctly she was for sale through an online broker quite recently at somewhere near £60k. By and large woodies just don't sell at these prices (there are always exceptions for exceptional boats). Mind you, 11 years without a lift out is mighty impressive!
  14. I am very wary of inviting any trades people on to my property and would only do so if absolutely necessary. Very few I ever came across seemed prepared to do a job for a fair and decent price. That might sound negative, I assume there are some decent trades out there but you always have to be on the look out for the one with a glint in his eye looking to live off you for a month or two. Mechanics are top of my list to treat sceptically Im afraid and word of mouth is the only way to do it.
  15. She can get under Wroxham. The day they did it was a bit of a squeeze whereas WR was easy. Lives opposite at Horning. Lovely boat and deserves a good home Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  16. Except Potter!!! Or at least with VERY favourable tides
  17. The amount of times you mention this company in your posts, are you on a retainer or do you have shares in the company!
  18. You never ever charge for a quote or estimate for repairs unless you have diagnosed a fault. When you are in business, whether it be boat repairs, electrical or heating/plumbing(heating/plumbing mean they print their own money ) the money you charge for actual work, allows for you to cover the costs for time and fuel for quotes for work you might not get.
  19. I think they`re right, forget the sea, get something that will allow you to cruise the entire Broads. If 38ft is your size, then an Aquafibre Lowliner 38 is a good boat, with dual steering. Whenever you decide, i`m sure others will advise you on their own preferences, but my advice would be to go for something that will go through ALL broads bridges.
  20. it will be the oil pressure once the engine is warmed up that you want to check, on a recent trip with a marthams hire boat, just after starting the pressure was 70 psi, but after a while it levelled out to about 40 on normal revs, and about 20 on tickover. that was in a boat freshly refurbished.
  21. The best way is to cut open the oil filter that is the only way to see if any thing is breaking down, as I asked before what oil pressure do you have as this will give a good indication of the engines health.
  22. there are a number of things which make me feel that these guys may not be quite as honest as they should be. I'm told by several people that finding filings in the oil on the dipstick is extremely unlikely and that one should checks with the oil filter which I can do. The quote for overhauling the engine was 4 1/2 thousand pounds and they want to charge me for the quote. I think I need to get somebody else in to check it out
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