Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Starter motor in for repair.

Well, a quick update for you all. It seems the reason Sirius was not starting very well ( or eventually at all ) was due to water damage to the starter motor. I took the starter motor off last weekend and have now been told by the service company it will cost me about £100 to get it fixed. Fingers crossed they do a good job and i'll be able to get Sirius moving again at the weekend :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I have been neglecting Sirius a little!

Yes, it's true. I have been so busy this summer that Sirius has been rather neglected. So much so that I have not cruised anywhere for over 2 months! I need to replace the starter motor, and have a diesel heater to fit.

If anyone has any spare time and would like to help with some boat DIY just let me know... 

Form an orderly queue please... one at a time... no pushing I know you all can't wait to get your hands dirty ;-)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Skiing in la plagne

Hi blog readers I am currently skiing in la plagne and the snow is great as you can see.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

New Blog website address.

Hi Sirius blog readers :)

I have today changed the URL for my blog, hopefully the old one is also still working. The new blog address is:


I was thinking that I could set the domain up with Sirius's name as a "subdomain" and hence allow others to also use the domain... eg. "sirius.narrowboatblog.com" etc... if enough other Narrowboat bloggers are interest I could be persuaded, so do get in touch.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sirius has spent her winter in a health farm

Hi there blog readers!

For those of you who have subscribed to my blog, (which I was surprised about) I am sorry I've been so quiet over the last few months. As you have probably guess I have not done a lot of boating on Sirius over the winter months.

The good news is that during the last month Sirius has been to the Narrowboat equivalent of a health farm, aka. A boat yard! She has hopefully by now had the diesel leaks around the engine fixed and the exhaust replaced so that she can now breath out without forcing the rest of us to breath in her smokey breath! (of course, all timed to ensure she doesn't smoke inside herself before the July smoking ban!)