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  1. I wasn`t sure if the link showing the gasket was the correct joint that you were talking about however I doubt lapping it will cure the leak. As you say heat and lack of it causes plastic to distort plus most plastics age harden. 

    Once worked for a pump manufacture who had a 300% mark up on aftersale parts so see what you`re saying there.

  2. 12 minutes ago, Wyndham said:

    Thanks Pumpy....I  have heard of them and have a lovely 12v led table lamp on the boat after buying an expensive lamp from them, expensive but worth  it if you see what I mean.

    It does seem they have the size I need, but £29 each  :default_icon_eek: .....I need 4.....£116  to solve a problem which doesn't really exist.

    More carrots Mrs W.

    PM me a phone number, I`m going to Crick boat show at the end of May so I`ll see if they are doing a special show price for you. 

  3. On 05/04/2019 at 09:38, SteveDuk said:

    Following on from the Semi-Liveaboard thread I have started to look at adverts to give me an idea of the market. I'm trying to come up with a list of things that are essential i.e.already fitted (and working) or need to be before we start using it and another that are desirable or can be fitted later. This will allow me to find rough prices for getting stuff installed and make it easier to compare prices properly.

    I'm not including the basics, watertight hull, engine, gearbox, fenders etc. :default_smile:

    Diesel gauge  (can these be retro fitted?. Using a dipstick drives me insane)

    But as somebody pointed out to me today, length of wood marked full, half & quarter with a cable tie attached through a hole at the top can be left inside the tank just below the filler cap and any diesel bug will show up as a gel on the stick!

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  4. 27 minutes ago, ZimbiIV said:

    No updates from Griff or Robin?

    I hope everything is okay.


    Dropped in on them Thursday just to say Hi, put faces to names and have a nosey, didn`t stay long as everybody was busy busy with wood, cables or copper pipes.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Vaughan said:

    Perhaps I read too much into photos, but this looks a little strange to me. 

    A total lack of company logos or boat names on the cabin sides and there are no Broads numbers on the bows. One would hardly know that they were hire boats.

    Waiting for new graphics?

  6. 2 hours ago, scaniaman said:

    Have you ever thought of a steely, SD, a widebeam narrow boat or dutch barge perhaps?  There`s plenty of second hand ones on the market, or maybe getting a brand new sailaway which needs fitting out. It would also mean you could move it to another waterway if you wished. It would also make you good friends with the tupperwares.   :default_smiley-angelic002:

    Moorings for these are even harder to find though plus the weight and finding a yard to lift one.

  7. 5 hours ago, oldgregg said:

    The Toyota recall was hardly a fundamental system design fault - It was a manufacturing issue. And as usual they're sorting them without fleecing owners.

    But I concede that hybrids are mostly dull and I don't personally have one, in fact I also have a Honda.

    Me too, beautiful car....

    Best car I've ever driven was a VX220 Turbo. Basically a Lotus Elise but with some power. Unbelievably agile handling, and sub five second 0-60. Biggest problem was changing gear quickly enough.


    Believe Vauxhall paid Lotus to sort out the handling on the VX220 and once had a Ferrari to play with but only for a few hours.:default_sad:

  8. 2 hours ago, Chris1986 said:

    A friend of mine has 3 originals, beautiful bikes. My bike gets so much attention, a lot of people ask what year it is... Thinking it’s 1970’s! People recall trips they had on originals in the 70’s & 80’s... People that have walked past my house for years and never spoke will stop and engage in conversation about the bike. Bikers are a friendly bunch.


    Nice looking bikes however the dye in the wool purists would argue with you on being original. It is funny how much people want to tell you their stories wether it be bikes, cars or boats.

  9. 1 hour ago, Chris1986 said:

    Despite my Dad always having bikes I had absolutely no interest until last year when the appeal suddenly hit at the age of 32, so time for you yet Rob! I done my CBT, Theory, Mod 1, Mod 2 Tests and got my license in May 2018. Like you I do not do things by halves and I’m now on my 5th bike! A Kawasaki Z900RS. I really enjoy riding but also enjoy looking at the pros and cons etc of all the different biking kit - leathers, textiles, helmets, gloves, luggage etc.


    Nice to see Kawasaki have re born the Z900 right down to the colour scheme. Sold both my old Z900 & the Z1000 last year.

  10. On 18/01/2019 at 09:44, Minifer said:

    The lovely Alpha 35 at Swancraft was advertised online as that is how we found the boat  - we are the proud new owners of her.  I have say keep ringing round the brokers as you do get to hear about boats that are coming up for sale before they are advertised. 

    If it is the one I think it is then you have one fine boat Minifer.

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  11. Hi Stephen,


    Can`t see two Bounty boats on the broads being named "Sally`s Dex" so if it was sold last year then proceed with caution. 

    After months of searching I brought a Bounty 37 last week but I got lucky because it had only been placed with the broker for 2hrs when I walked in their office. 

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