Adding to narrowboat battery bank

Adding to narrowboat battery bank

Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve been planning to upgrade the electrics of Bonnie Lady narrowboat. One of the first jobs has been to add to the battery bank Battery Bank Is a collection of batteries which feed the boat and all the appliances on it. Currently, we have 2 AGM 120ah leisure batteries in the bank. (There’s a starter battery, since none of the appliances run off this, I’ve not included it. It starts the engine….

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Weedon -> Dodford

Weedon -> Dodford

Or thereabouts… This is my new home. It’s perhaps 800m from the car. A little way. Flore Bypass There is a meadow opposite and some constructions where they are building the new road connecting the A45 to the M1, bypassing Flore, which it currently runs right through… The A45 is a noisy, busy road. They are building some new houses in Flore, so I guess it’s going to alleviate residents concerns by removing a lot of the ‘through’ traffic. It’s…

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Painting the water tank (cover)

Painting the water tank (cover)

Not actually climbing into the water-tank this time. Just on the outside, painting the lid. It’s been one of those jobs waiting to be done but never got round to it. The weather has cleared up for the past few days, so I removed it and got some paint on it. This is when I was painting and sanding it. Eventually took the orbital out. Sanding by hand just takes too long.

Stowehill -> Weedon

Stowehill -> Weedon

Now just on the outskirts of Weedon. Weedon Bec I think they call this place. It’s all very peaceful apart from some horrible yapping dogs which belong to the permanent moorers pictured on the left and side of this photograph. They’re on the other side of the canal, or I might be tempted to give one of the little shits a swift boot in the head as I walk past. Annoying little rats. Nene Valley Way Here’s some pictures from…

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Nether Heyford -> Stowehill

Nether Heyford -> Stowehill

Pig’s hill. Don’t see many pigs around, certainly not seen any on the towpath…. Stowehill Has a nice view down to Flore, the opposing village, separated by the River Nene, just in it’s infancy here. Took some images out across the valley. I scouted the area, as I always scout the area before a move. The two important things to consider are Access:- You could be in the prettiest spot in the world. Fine until you need to use the…

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Gayton -> Nether Heyford

Gayton -> Nether Heyford

Quite a long trek. Mooring between Bugbrooke and Gayton There isn’t really any mooring in Bugbrooke, unless you want to stop outside the pub. The rest of the journey is along ‘reclaimed bank’. This is where the towpath has been eroded and re-supplemented with new soil and sandbags, then re-seeded and allowed to grow. The general effect for boaters is an unstable, un-constituted bank which you can’t trust with your feet and you definitely shouldn’t drive pins into. The only…

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Blisworth Arm -> Gayton

Blisworth Arm -> Gayton

Yes. Meadows. These ones with sheep, horses and the odd duck and goose thrown in. In the middle of no-where basically. I’ve been here since Sunday, but I had to work on Sunday due to the weather being so abysmal during the week. I only managed to get out on that one day. Today it improved somewhat, and I popped my head out and took some photos.

List of dead bankers 2018 – conspiracy update

List of dead bankers 2018 – conspiracy update

**Update March/April 2018 Changed the dates and included some more up-to-date references for the banker deaths. New deaths added. **Update October 2017 There was a number of deaths in 2017, most of them I picked up second hand. As I’ve said before, I try to stick to the main players. I’ve added the deaths for this year to the list. **Update October 2016 Yep. The list keeps growing. Just focusing on major players, or cases where ‘foul-play’ may be involved….

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Gayton Junction -> Blisworth Arm

Gayton Junction -> Blisworth Arm

Not much of a move, but I’m on a different canal now. Blisworth Arm. Leads to the River Nene which has been non-navigable for the last few weeks. I believe it’s calming down now, and the boats are starting to come past me again. Blisworth Arm It’s very quite here. The bird sing a lot. Last night, there was a fox or some feral animal scouting around the bank side of the boat. Owls screeched in the trees. I suppose…

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List of Demonetized YouTube stars

List of Demonetized YouTube stars

**Updated: 4th April, 2018 ** Updated post here https://www.michaeltyler.co.uk/googles-alt-media-off-button-forthcoming-war/. Google Demonetization You better watch out…. Google’s latest move is to censor online content moving through it’s various channels; search, video which is ‘controversial’. You can see it in black and white above. This site, and other onliners such as WSWS have experienced exclusion from the index, or severe penalties. On the other side of the fence, in the world of YouTube, many publishers whose livelihood is based on the forum…

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