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CaraCruiser For Sale / Caracruiser on Ebay
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:46:45 PM »
Caracruiser on Ebay :
eBay item number:
   Looks pretty good,perhaps a little expensive without a motor,but possibly worth an offer for someone.

Caraboat General / Happy Christmas 2018
« on: December 21, 2018, 09:46:52 PM »
Just to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year,and I hope you all enjoy your cruising in 2019.Cheers,Phil and Dawn.

Caraboat General / Re: Helterskelter at the Cumbria Steam Gathering
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:22:15 PM »
Congrats on winning Neil,Looks like an interesting event.Can you send some of that rain this way we`re desperate for some!Glad to see the Caraboat marque being so widely shown.Speak to you soon.Phil.

Caraboat General / Re: Holes???
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:28:12 PM »
Sarah the holes are to allow rainwater to drain out of the well deck.If you block them up ,then rain will fill up the front `till it overflows into the cabin.The best idea is to try to re-distribute the load in the boat towards the rear.We had a similar problem when we had 4 on board and the easy answer was to get one of us at least to sit further back.In fact,Dawn ended up sitting (quite comfortably according to her)on the rear step.

CaraCruiser For Sale / Re: on gumtree
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:19:03 PM »
OK Mick,thanks for that and the heads up.It was only out of interest really anyway.

CaraCruiser For Sale / Re: on gumtree
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:06:53 PM »
Hi Mick,I agree it seems a bit pricey,but it`s not too far from us,so may be worth a look.I`m not very computer savvy and wouldn`t know how to make a new email.I can`t figure why I can`t just contact the seller without all that fuss.

CaraCruiser For Sale / Re: on gumtree
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:36:54 PM »
Hi,very interested.Any idea how to contact the advertiser without having to register with gumtree?

Caraboat General / Re: New name, new chapter
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:30:28 PM »
Mr Towed was never registered so all you need to do is supply the new name for your licence(if you are using a visitor licence).If ,however ,you are using a full licence,then I believe that you will have to register it.This is my understanding unless someone knows better.

Hi Ben,take a look at Mr Towed (sorry Ruby Tuesday) .That`s how we did it for 14 years and it works fine.No wheels or anything at the back,just make sure you,ve got a bit of weight in the front before launching.We used to have all our tins of food and bottles of drink in a box on the floor at the front until after launch.(this also helped with noseweight while towing -more noseweight better stability-especially as we always towed with the motor in place.)As for the bolt,we just used 2 big bolts and nuts and tightened them up for towing and slackened them for launching.

Caraboat General / Re: New name, new chapter
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:00:30 PM »
OK by me Mick.

Caraboat General / Re: Helterskelter on the Ashby
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:30:50 PM »
Hi Neil,looks like you had a great time.The Ashby is really lovely and easy cruising.Speak to you soon.

Boating General / Re: PHOTOBUCKET
« on: May 28, 2018, 07:37:13 PM »
Mick,that`s great.I thought we`d lost them forever.

Just a heads up,this is on TONIGHT on More4 at 2100.Don`t miss it.

Caraboat General / Re: Helterskelter on Windermere
« on: April 16, 2018, 09:09:54 AM »
Fantastic Neil,looks beautiful.Bet you got a lot of attention.

Caraboat General / Re: Leakage
« on: April 06, 2018, 06:51:58 PM »
Gear lever stiffness could be that the mechanism needs a drop of grease,or possibly where the cable is fixed to the outboard has got slightly kinked (happened to me once).Never had any trouble with damp ingress in 14 years,but I suppose nothing lasts for ever and maybe some of the sealant has aged.

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