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Caraboat General / Future of this Site
« on: November 01, 2017, 12:49:32 PM »
Hi all

I hope you are enjoying the Caraboat forums and find it useful. As you will surmise, running a site like this costs time and money. Many of you will know that the caraboat forum was originally set up by me for my father in law John Nelson, a great Caraboat enthusiast.

Since John's death several years ago I have maintained the forum, paid for the hosting costs and resolved difficulties with security attacks. As I personally have no interest in Caraboats I am unwilling to keep doing this if it costs me money.

A couple of years ago I set up a Subscription option on the site so that users could donate a small fee (15) per year to support the forums. Unfortunately, whether due to confusion or lack of interest, the vast majority of users on this forum have declined the option to support it, despite buying and selling caraboats through forum contacts.

This has led me to the decision to change the subscription process for the forum to a paid option only from January. To access the forum the user will need to set up a subscription at 25 per year. If there is still not enough uptake, then I will have no option but to close the site down.

To change your user type to a paid subscription before then, at a reduced rate of 15, follow these instructions:

  • Login as usual and choose the Profile option from the menu, then the Account Settings.
  • On this page, choose the Actions option and Paid Subscriptions will be the first choice. Follow the instructions there and you will help support the forum.

If you get any trouble doing this let me know and I can help from here.

Many thanks


Caraboat General / Caraboat Wanted
« on: February 15, 2008, 12:19:23 PM »

I had a telephone call from David today who would like to buy a Caraboat. He is willing to travel to see one.

His number is 0780 8039640

Thanks for your help

Neil  :)

We have a Honda Outboard for sale, 4 stroke, with fittings for Caraboat. Excellent working order. It is either 7HP or 10HP, we are not sure. We can give you the serial numbers if you need them to check.

Offers please.

Neil 07789 871999


Parts for Sale / Original Caraboat Jet Propulsion Unit for Sale
« on: August 13, 2007, 03:40:47 PM »
We have an Original Caraboat Jet Propulsion Unit for sale.

We have no idea what it is worth.

We have no idea if it is in working order.

Offers anyone (collection only)

Neil 07789 871999


Parts for Sale / Galvanised Chassis Crossmember for Sale
« on: August 13, 2007, 09:42:24 AM »

We have a fully galvanised chassis crossmember for sale. This was originally designed for a Caraboat but was never used.

The part is the same as the black crossmember part on this image:

Any questions, call Neil on 07789 871999

Caraboats For Sale / Caraboat for Sale
« on: August 13, 2007, 09:39:19 AM »

John's Caraboat is now for sale. As you know John passed away last month, but before he died he asked that the caraboat be sold and the proceeds go to his three children. He reckoned it was worth around ?3000. Anyone who knew John will know he kept his Caraboat immaculate. This is now sold, sorry  :(

He had just installed a new Chassis part, pictured here (the white part). It has been fully installed, but needs glassing in:

Another shot of it:

2 Exterior Views:

Interior Views


Neil  :)

Boating General / Canal and Riverboat Magazines
« on: August 03, 2007, 09:35:07 AM »
We have a collection of Boating Magazines for sale on ebay here

1982 ? Aug
1983 ? Dec
1984 ? May
1989 - Jan
1995 - July
1997 ? Jan, Dec
1998 ? Oct, Nov, Dec
1999 ? Jan, Feb, March, April
2000 ? May, Nov, Dec
2001 ? Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec
2002 ? Jan, Feb, April, May, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2003 ? Jan, March, April, May, June, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
2004 ? Jan, Feb x 2, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec
2005 ? Jan, Feb, March, April, May

1996 ? Oct
1997 ? March, Dec
2003 ? March

1976 ? June, July
1977 ? Jan, Feb, April, Jun, Dec
1978 ? Jan, Feb, Aug
1979 ? March, Aug

Issue no 10


We hope they go to a good home. Please bid if you are interested.



Caraboat General / John Nelson
« on: July 28, 2007, 02:12:18 PM »
Just a brief note to inform those that knew him that John lost his battle against cancer early this morning.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.


Caraboat General / Donation Thanks and News on John
« on: July 24, 2007, 06:18:27 PM »
Just a quick update to thank Neil M. for making the first (and only) donation to this forum. Running a website costs money, which is OK if you are  mega-rich corporation, but when it is something you do as a favour then it can start to become a burden.

Many people have bought and sold caraboats and caracruisers through this forum. It would be nice for them to recognise the role the Caraboat site plays in this and make a small donation to help with costs.

To Donate securely, click the link at the top to go to a secure screen. If you would rather donate by mail, please contact us for the details.

On another note, many of you will know John, my father in law who is one of the driving forces in the Caraboat Club. As many of you know, John has been battling with Cancer for many years. His condition has deteriorated recently and he is now seriously ill. He is at home but on very strong medication. I am sure your thoughts and well-wishes go with him.

Neil C

Spare Parts / fireblankets
« on: October 15, 2006, 09:33:57 AM »
Lloydspharmacy is selling fireblankets for ?2.95

Caraboats For Sale / Caraboat Wanted - Any Condition
« on: October 03, 2006, 03:30:09 PM »
We have buyers who would like a Caraboat now. If you are thinking of sellnig, phone John on 0191 2666092.

Any condition would be considered.


Admin  :)

Caraboat General / New Gas Tank Holders
« on: October 03, 2006, 03:28:30 PM »
We are in the process of making enquiries re: getting replacement metal Gas Tank Holders for the Caraboat made out of Glass Fibre. They will be around ?40 - ?50 each.

If we can get several signed up the price will be reduced. Can you let John Nelson know if you would like one ordered. He can be contacted on 0191 2666092.


Site Admin  :)

Caraboats For Sale / Caraboat for Sale - in SWEDEN!
« on: June 27, 2006, 03:08:04 PM »
Caraboat for sale

Can you speak Swedish?

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