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Messages - phil riley

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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Caraboat General / Re: Leakage
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:43:38 AM »
Hi Sarah,are you sure it`s leaking and not condensation running down?When I had mine covered in the winter I always left the windows half open underneath to allow air circulation. Otherwise it can sweat.

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Caraboat General / Merry Christmas to everyone
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:24:11 PM »
Just a quick note to wish everyone in Caraboat/Caracruiser world a very merry Christmas.All the best for 2018,Phil and Dawn (ex-Mr Towed)

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