At 58 feet length, TQ (as we call her) is a steel hull narrow boat built by Colecraft and fitted out by Elton Moss Boatbuilders. Currently based at Aqueduct Marina in Cheshire we're able to cruise some of the most popular waterways in Britain. The Shropshire Union, The Trent and Mersey, The Llangollen Canal, The Four Counties Ring and Cheshire Ring and more.

Our friendly Syndicate decided to go down the Self Management route on 1st March 2012 and so far it has been very successful. Please visit the other pages in this blog to see the new Web Site and if shares are available for sale. (There'll not be many).

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Busy with this and that.

Had a fix it day today, out with the old and in with the new. First up, which I thought was going to be an easy job was to change the carbon filter element on the black water tank breather. Reach in and unscrew the cap, pull out the old filter and replace with new, screw the cap back on. Nah! I had a job getting the new filter in, it seemed slightly bigger in diameter than the old one and it was definately longer by about 6mm. The cap would not go back on, every time it would end up cross threaded. I tried taking the filter out and screwing the cap back on without, but no, still no joy.
Ended up taking out the 'O' ring seal from the cap, putting the filter in and hey presto, it fits. It'll still seal, as there's a ridge inside the cap to retain the 'O' ring and this sits down onto the foam end of the filter.

Domestic water pump next and this had been leaking internally for quite some while. Every minute or so the pump would pulse to regenerate the pressure, a nuisance at night when you're trying to sleep.
This was a straight forward swap as there was a repaired one standing by next to the one in use. Firstly isolate the pump electrically and turn off the water valve from the tank. Disconnect the old and reconnect the new - simples! All went well this time and water now pumps merrily on demand without repeat pulsing.
Then there was the gas regulator, this was relatively easy to sort, turn off at the cylinder and remove the regulator and hose. Replace with new using new Jubilee clips on the hose. Tested for leaks using the approved gas detection fluid, all OK.

Note the new regulator is a hand tighten type, no need for spanners.

Oh! Hello. T time? Thought so.

Bathroom extractor fan tomorrow - stay tuned for another exciting adventure.

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