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Post by bigscale on Sat 23 Sep 2017 - 21:30

Hi everyone first real trip out this season, today went for a 2 hr trip to st ives  had a couple of pints and fish and chips with mushy peas of course then cruised back to Brampton mill another couple of pints
back to my moorings about 5 to 6 hrs cruising in all and she never faltered  over the moon  going out again tomorrow got to get some boating in
 Now were is paul robeson to give me a rendition of old man river
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sat 23 Sep 2017 - 22:15

Sounds like the perfect day John Smile

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Post by catherinerose on Sun 24 Sep 2017 - 10:06

FANTASTIC so please you got her fixed what a long road been there!
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Post by bigscale on Sun 24 Sep 2017 - 11:42

Thanks midshipman many times i was ready to give up but once behind the steering and the peace saw a sparrow hawk
hoovering i knew i was glad i stuck it out  by the way received electronic ignition today payed for upgrade in sparking plugs sent ones in the kit on the phone to accuspark  monday oh well who wants it easy
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Post by catherinerose on Sun 24 Sep 2017 - 13:08

Watching the Herons and Swans on a peacful day on the Avon Yesterday
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Post by Chris Meyer on Mon 25 Sep 2017 - 10:55

Hurray, glad you finally got it sorted, sounds perfect, except for the mushy peas, each to his own.  Glad you're finally cruising again toast

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Post by RichK on Mon 25 Sep 2017 - 12:54

Now don't break it again
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Post by bigscale on Mon 25 Sep 2017 - 13:17

Hope not Rich got a siren oil alarm and a engine sensor alarm fitted she running like a dream you can hardly hear her ticking over all the marina and people on the river where glad to see me and i would like to say thank you to all of you who wished me well i am grateful for all the advice and friendship given
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Post by RichK on Mon 25 Sep 2017 - 14:23

Glad you are back boating again and enjoy what's left of the season
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Post by Chris Meyer on Mon 25 Sep 2017 - 21:13

By my reckoning there's 97 days left in this season, next season starts in 98 days, new years day cruise planned, bottle of port and a plate of warm mince pies for our local lock keepers.  Mulled wine on the stove for the crew.

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Post by molemot on Wed 27 Sep 2017 - 0:20

I can relate to this....I have been battling a recalcitrant engine for a good few days...turned out to be the slow running jet in the carburetter being obstructed  by an infinitesimally small lump of something; it was only when I finally got the inspection glasses out (the ones that look like the bottom of Coca-Cola bottles) that it became visible. Once I'd got rid of that...and readjusted all the settings I'd adjusted to try to get it to work properly...and adjusted the throttle linkage with a mole wrench and a good heave....she finally started ideling "Pocketa-pocketa-pocketa" like she should. Happy days!!

Then I filled the water tank and found the water pump didn't.....that turned out to be some blasted non-rent-paying rodent having eaten the wiring....still better than the year when one of them ate the Heinz tomato sauce bottle...cursed modern plastic things, the old glass ones would have blunted it's molars. After rewiring that, things got better.

Today I have loaded ship...provisions, wine, bourbon, soft drink mixers, the freezer is freezing and the fridge is fridging and the microwave is probably microwaving but it's fresh out of the box so untested. The cooker hob grill and oven all work....so all I have to do now is to fill the tanks, get the guitar aboard and head off to the main line from the Port de Plaisance in Briare. I shall be going south on the Canal lateral a la Loire, but not much further than my little chalet "Mole End" in Léré, as on the 9th October I finally get the work started to replace the flooring that perished in last winter's burst pipe flood....

I have also dined very nicely, thank you, at the splendid little restaurant by my mooring.. Le Petit St. Trop'.... so I am as replete as a tick. Time for bed, said Zebedee....

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Wed 27 Sep 2017 - 1:33

Sounds great, have fun Smile 


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Post by molemot on Wed 27 Sep 2017 - 10:01

I think Trillium was rodent's winter quarters only...no sign of it other than the chewed wiring!!

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