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    North Norfolk via Towcester
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    Pigeon shooting, clay shooting, vermin shooting with rimfire

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  1. Thanks Alan, PM replied to.
  2. handy4454

    Battery change question .

    Its not the voltage that is the issue, when an alternator is producing 14 volts the current will be less than 5 Amps, with a faulty battery the current will be held higher than the good battery needs and that's when you get overcharging. Atb Steve
  3. Just a small diy shoot, good company and plenty of p--s taking, Lancs. would be quite a hike! Atb Steve.
  4. handy4454

    Battery change question .

    Change the pair together, if one of a bank of batteries is faulty it will keep the alternator kicked in more than is required and this will cook the new battery, atb Steve
  5. We are a small shoot of eight guns and we shoot on six Saturdays, first shoot is on 4th November, then roughly fortnightly with the keepers day on the 27th of January, this is one of the six days. Average is five drives a day usually finishing around 2.30 to 3.00, a couple of the drives are quite thick with bramble etc but it is not a hard day, bag is around the 50 mark. Looking for a beater to cover all the days, that's five days with a stick and one with a gun plus the last day of the season with a gun, this is a walk round and vermin day. A dog is not essential as we have a couple of the guns involved with gundog training clubs so we are always well covered. Anyone interested give me a pm, atb Steve.
  6. handy4454

    XTrail - window fogging

    Had the same issue on a Punto, as you say a greasy film on the screen and no hope of demisting, the giveaway was damp on the carpet under the heater matrix. Crumbled a Bar seal pellet into the expansion bottle and it stopped the leak but be aware that leak sealers can totally clog a heater matrix with very fine waterways atb Steve.
  7. handy4454

    Cromer lock down

    Watched an interesting interview on the local news this evening when the Assistant Chief Constable tried to pass off the theft of fuel, refusing to pay in shops restaurants and bars and generally intimidating and threatening behaviour as ' a few instances of low level crime' , the presenter ripped him to bits and rightly so. Lets hope our local MP can get some answers because our finest are certainly not worth their share of the council tax bill, more to follow on this one I hope. Another little mistake was managing to lose a Transit which was seen outside Dave Berkshire Motorcycles when a pair of KTM trial bikes went missing, the pursuit was deemed to risky to continue, what is the world coming to or have we already arrived? Atb Steve
  8. handy4454

    Norfolk boaters

    No speed restrictions on Breydon Water, just use common sense and courtesy when passing hire craft as the 'bath tubs' can roll a quite a bit when ploughing through your wash, easy for people especially the youngsters or elderly to get flung about when they're not expecting it. In comparison to the northern broads around Wroxham and Horning the Yare from Cantley to Yarmouth is quite straight, very deep and subject to fast flowing tides, the Bure, Ant or Thurne are much gentler and far more scenic, bear in mind that I might be biased as I was born in Ranworth.................... Atb Steve
  9. handy4454

    Clay grounds Northants

    Probably a bit of a hike from Corby side but the Eastcote bunch shoot on a Sunday morning about three miles from Towcester, very friendly and welcoming bunch usually followed by a pint in the Eastcote Arms. If you want contact details please pm. Atb Steve
  10. handy4454

    Diesel engine this is a new one on me.

    Reminds me of a day many years ago in Ditchies part of the world, Brundall, I was an apprentice in Bells boatyard and we were servicing the hire fleet ready for another weeks thrashing. Petrol engines were far more numerous than diesels in those days and combined with open flame gas water heaters ( Ascots ) there were plenty of mishaps so one of the options to convert to diesel was to buy MOT failure Post Office vans with a 1.5 BMC do a rough water cooled manifold conversion to pump river water down the exhaust pipe and bingo, no more petrol mishaps. A major drawback to this approach was that the engines had probably done a quarter of a million miles and were well worn so on a warm day after a long run it was fairly common for the oil to get past the rings and the engine would run away. This particular morning one of the cruisers was late back when the foreman said bloody hell someones in a hurry as a boat came into view pouring black smoke behind it, as it got closer we recognized our missing cruiser with a panic stricken hirer jumping about waving his arms, he overshot the quay and disappeared down river before we heard an enormous bang, the foreman said to me you better take a boat and tow him in boy, that wont be on hire next week. Atb Steve.
  11. handy4454

    Laid barley

    I use a desert net and set up with my back against the edge of a laid area if possible, a small spade is useful to scrape a hole to put your feet in, as above with picking the birds though how ever well you mark them. Also have some garden canes about 4 foot long to set decoys up on. gets them clear of the crop atb Steve
  12. handy4454

    Stainless steel fabricators

    DC Developments, Old Station Yard, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk. They are specialist fabricators to the marine trade so are familiar with stainless and are used to one off projects. Atb Steve.
  13. handy4454

    hole cutter

    Starrett, with plenty of Rocol cutting fluid and as previously stated slow and steady atb Steve
  14. handy4454

    Advise on Carbon bushes

    Not able to see the brush face clearly, face should be nice and shiny and even with no sign of pitting or soot, looking at the amount of brush protruding from the holder I would say they are past their best, have a look on eSpares, they do a massive range of spares by brand.Atb Steve