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Gardner engine

My Gardner 4l2 engine has started to race when in neutral, this only happens when engine is hot after say 2 hours of running,anyone know the cause of this, thank you.

Asked by: andy wakler  | Tuesday 14 August, 10.53pm | 1 answer

Electric engine power

Hi, I am thinking about putting an electric engine in to my 39 foot narrowboat and I am trying to find out what kind of power I will need.

Asked by: Fiona  | Thursday 9 August, 8.07am | 1 answer

Oven/grill search

Dear WW,
I'm refitting the kitchen on my 50ft narrowboat, needless to say I have limited space, for ages now I've been searching for a oven/grill (preferably integrated not freestanding) that will fit in the space I have which is 50cm wide and 55cm deep.
Please help, it's driving me to distraction.
Kindest rgds

Asked by: paul mappley  | Wednesday 8 August, 11.23pm | 3 answers

Smoking exhaust from a Barrus Shires.

My 2007 Barrus Shires 45 which has done in the region of 5500 hours, has recently started to emit a smoke particularly an tick over.
Is this normal or do I have a problem that I need to deal with?

Asked by: Mike Halsall  | Wednesday 8 August, 6.06pm | 1 answer


New to this so any advise please would be really appreciated. Has anyone used a prity w12pm wood burner 4+12kw and would it be to big for a 57ft
Many thanks

Asked by: ladyt  | Tuesday 7 August, 9.55pm | 3 answers

Water Pump on its Way Out?

Recently our water pump has started making different noises from usual: possibly a bit more gurgly and sometimes seems to run on sightly more than expected after the tap is closed. Although we have had the boat for 11 years, I have no idea if we have an accumulator. There are two mysterious boxes on the hull-side under each side of the pullman dinnette. Should we be buying a new pump at the earliest opportunity? We've had three pumps whist we've had the boat so at that rate we we might be due another one.

Asked by: Clive Dutson  | Tuesday 7 August, 1.54pm | 3 answers

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