Buying a boat , fantasy or reality?............

It's called " fuel polishing" you fill your tank and the contractor pumps it through a filter on a loop until all the crap has been removed.

Hopefully, you've learnt never to store Diesel without anti-bug treatment again.
I learned that a good while ago, on a previous, beautiful boat. This one has tanks which stretch far beyond the point where an eye can peer through the tiny sender hole. They were supposed to be empty for laying-up, but there was an inch of red in the bottom, which clearly provided nourishment for the vile stuff while the boat self-isolated. Bog brush, long flexible handle and 'Marine 16' deployed. Grrrr.
 

philc

LE
Well I am prepping for the annual jaunt north, Whitby, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Central Newcastle, Blythe, Amble Farne Is and maybe Berwick and back, some cracking old school runs ashore if my constitution can handle it.
 
Not a bad video, he seems rather more involved with the boat than some celebrity owners. Nice statuette on his dash.

Nice fender clips. I'll look into that.

Nice to have lots of cash to fritter on the goodies, too. I fritter mine on fckn filters and oil and stuff, which doesn't seem to have much priority when you're at 61' levels.
 
Not a bad video, he seems rather more involved with the boat than some celebrity owners. Nice statuette on his dash.



According to my On-line converter . . . 61ft = 18.6m


It does seem that you get an awful lot more onto a 61ft = 18.6m civvie type boat, than this BF 20m class, of which we/BF have six . . . .

HMC Eagle is a Border Force coastal patrol vessel of the United Kingdom, formerly Iain, an Autonomous Rescue and Recovery Craft operated by BP.[5] She was originally built by Holyhead Marine, Stockport and was operated by BP as a rescue boat aboard larger offshore support vessels. Iain was acquired by the UK Border Force in June 2016 and renamed HMC Eagle.

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Similarly, It does seem that you get an awful lot more onto a 61ft = 18.6m civvie type boat, than this RN 20.8m class, of which we/the RN, have sixteen . . . .

The Archer class (or P2000) is a class of patrol and training vessel in service with the United Kingdom's Royal Navy, commonly referred to as a Fast Training Boat.[1] Most are assigned to University Royal Naval Units, although HMS Tracker and HMS Raider are armed and provide maritime force protection to high value shipping in the Firth of Clyde and are most commonly employed as escorts for submarines transiting to Faslane. Pursuer and Dasher are also armed and provide maritime force protection operating with the Gibraltar Squadron.

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Taking narrowboats across The Wash

I've hear about someone going to the Isles of Scilly in a narrow boat!

A quick search found this
 
I've hear about someone going to the Isles of Scilly in a narrow boat!

A quick search found this
Heard of the channel crossing but not the Isles of Scilly. I'd like something a bit more suitable for sea crossings than a flat bottomed narrowboat. These are good posts on the subject:
Can a Canal Boat Go in the Sea or Coastal Waters? – Canal Boat UK
Narrowboats into coastal waters
 

WALT

LE
I did see a narrowboat make a dash (ok - slight exaggeration) from the Avon up the Severn to Gloucester. The weather was calm for the Severn, but it still looked a bit hairy!
 
I did see a narrowboat make a dash (ok - slight exaggeration) from the Avon up the Severn to Gloucester. The weather was calm for the Severn, but it still looked a bit hairy!
I've been down the Severn from Worcester to the Avon. We had to wait for the water level to drop to something a bit more normal as it was quite high and fast the day before. There's a bit of a tight left turn you have to take to Tewkesbury while keeping power on to counter the flow. Navigating the River Severn | Canal & River Trust
 

bentobox

Old-Salt
Heard of the channel crossing but not the Isles of Scilly. I'd like something a bit more suitable for sea crossings than a flat bottomed narrowboat. These are good posts on the subject:
Can a Canal Boat Go in the Sea or Coastal Waters? – Canal Boat UK
Narrowboats into coastal waters
I can't imagine anything more terrifying that taking a narrowboat into open water. One good wave over the front and an instant change in CoG, or a wave broadside would flip you in seconds!
 
Went back into the water yesterday. Cava Time. Forgot to remove my lovely telescoping ladder from the yard, and this morning I got a phone call telling me it's being held to ransom. Some yachties are despicable people; good thing I'm K&R trained.
 

Zulu_w

War Hero
Mentioned the boat in Oman before. Loved it for a while but was also quite relieved when it came tme to part company,

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