What follows is a list of boats that I am aware of:Andante GRP registration number 69743Birdsnest timber Norfolk Broads 28' 6'' reg number V670 Peter Heward, formerly named Old Masts - memberBlue…Continue
Started by paul pennycook. Last reply by John Vissenga May 8.
Hi everyone, Its been a while since I visited the site and its nice to see its still going strong.I have been busy getting Galadriel ready for her safety check which is due soon.I wonder if anyone…Continue
Started by Stephen Hughes. Last reply by paul pennycook Sep 13, 2015.
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To steal a title from "Slow boat through England" (and if you haven't read Frederic Doerflinger's book, try and find a copy .... it's worth it)
It might have been written 45 years ago but as regards the lower reaches of the Gt Ouse and it's tributaries, not a lot has changed.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here on these waterways, although they are challenging in some ways, when coming from the main canal areas of the country.
Stopping places are few and the use of…Continue
Im servicing Galadriel before the season starts and on checking inside the gearbox i can't see any friction material on the clutch faces/ is this normal.
Galadriel pulls ok but the difference between chugging along at 4 knots and full ahead at 5 knots is it just drinks petrol. I Tested the speed with a apple app.The clutch has been adjusted as per the service manual but i suspect that the gearbox needs taking out and servicing. Any ideas where I can get this carried out.
It has been another frustrating year , as far as boating goes. 2014 was a wash out for me as my wife had a serious illness involving a lengthy hospital stay and even longer recuperation period. My only boating was a glorious week on an old sailing boat, belonging to a friend, cruising up the East coast. This spring I was diagnosed with a serious problem needing fairly major surgery. Determined to get some boating done, before going into hospital, I organised some work to be done on Shapfell…Continue
Posted by John Vissenga on September 16, 2015 at 8:15am
Some of you might remember a coupleof years ago I was worrying about the state of the sliding hatch on Shapfell and I asked if anyone else had ever removed one.
I couldn't work out how you could get the long slide out from under the hatch so I kept on putting it off and putting it off. Last week I got the tools out and dived in at the deep end.
First I slid the hatch closed and unscrewed the visible screws (The most fwd one was actually a long bolt with the nuts inside the…Continue
Posted by John Vissenga on August 12, 2015 at 7:20pm