Hi,Finally got Lyin' Lo (formerly peggotty Jai) into the water last weekend at Christleton and coaxed her very ill watermota to take us to our moorings.The engine only runs on three legs (bent push…Continue
Started by Mike Hummerston. Last reply by Mike Hummerston Oct 31, 2013.
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on the whole I think its been a very good summer for boating, personally I havent been out on the canal / river as much as I would have liked due to pressing domestic issues. The first year with 'Escape' has been very much about getting to know the boat, making small improvements and planning larger improvement projects over the winter. So the first week of October Escape will be dry docked at Lower Heyford for a hull survey and re blacking, new anodes etc. I admit to being a little nervous…Continue
Posted by paul pennycook on September 8, 2014 at 3:12pm
As most of you know I recently bought a ‘sandpiper ’ 39 foot cruiser stern narrowboat with a lister sr2 engine. It has been well looked after and was apparently professionally refitted in the early 1990’s. I believe Sandpiper boats were fitted out at Whilton marina near Northampton, This boat was built in the mid 1970’s and is called Escape. I would like to find out more about the history of Sandpiper boats if anyone has any details. I would also like to re engine the boat; whilst the SR2 is…Continue
Posted by paul pennycook on July 4, 2014 at 12:16pm
I am having to sell elmlea, she doesnt have the usual orme interior as she was a shell when we got her, I have used decking to lay down soles and a forepeak area, plywood/composites for the two rear bunks and heads, her engine runs, she steers and she is navigable and reliable as long as you dont push her 1937 austin triton engine too hard, however she is an ongoing work in progress and I am no carpenter hence I am asking £2250 for her ovno, she is moored in thorne and could be navigated to…Continue
Posted by Brian Lister on July 3, 2014 at 8:47am
Over the last 6 months or so we have been trying to get "Lyin' Lo" shipshape. I'll post some photo's once I take some!.
One problem we are having concerns the propulsion set up (again). The engine and gearbox have been overhauled, and run sweetly with the prop shaft disconnected. With the prop shaft bolted back up the engine will not rev past 1200rpm. this is giving approx. 4 knots (or walking pace). The ignition timing is spot on, tried 2 distributers - now running an…Continue